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How can the concept of parrhesia be used to challenge the politics of sovereign exceptionalism?
Thesis
politics of sovereign exceptionalism?

This research paper is one that seeks to contribute to the resistance debate that focuses on ‘life’ as a governmental practice of ‘sovereign exceptionalism’. Sovereign exceptionalism is a term given to encompass a wide-ranging literature with its key... Read More about How can the concept of parrhesia be used to challenge the politics of sovereign exceptionalism?.

Against the physicalist zeitgeist: evaluating the contemporary case for physicalism and the prospect of property dualism
Thesis
(2018). Against the physicalist zeitgeist: evaluating the contemporary case for physicalism and the prospect of property dualism

This thesis employs Chalmers’ (1996) hard problem of consciousness in an attempt to highlight the fundamental issues with the physicalist zeitgeist that has predominated much of contemporary philosophical thought, before championing an alternative me... Read More about Against the physicalist zeitgeist: evaluating the contemporary case for physicalism and the prospect of property dualism.

Decentralised Energy Development: A study examining its potential to drive economic regeneration in the UK
Thesis
(2018). Decentralised Energy Development: A study examining its potential to drive economic regeneration in the UK

Following the 2008 financial crash the UK Government, through the Local Enterprise Partnership model has been driving major economic regeneration in localised economies for high value job creation, uplifting skills and infrastructure investment. LEPs... Read More about Decentralised Energy Development: A study examining its potential to drive economic regeneration in the UK.

An Exploration of the Contributions of African Feminism to the Development of International Human Rights
Thesis
(2018). An Exploration of the Contributions of African Feminism to the Development of International Human Rights

This thesis explores a selection of African based activist, literary and scholarly women’s writings to consider whether one can identify African feminism contributions to the development of international human rights. The purpose of the research is... Read More about An Exploration of the Contributions of African Feminism to the Development of International Human Rights.

Is my red yours? Understanding experience and perception in light of spectral inversion
Thesis
(2018). Is my red yours? Understanding experience and perception in light of spectral inversion

The problem of Scepticism has long haunted the Philosophy of Mind—a particularly noxious form of Scepticism is articulated by John Locke’s problem of Inversion. The problem of inversion acts to undermine two of the dominant theories of mind: Function... Read More about Is my red yours? Understanding experience and perception in light of spectral inversion.

An exploration of the effect of the mesenchymal stem cell secretome on pancreatic beta cells
Thesis
(2017). An exploration of the effect of the mesenchymal stem cell secretome on pancreatic beta cells

Type 1 diabetes is a challenging condition to manage effectively. Utilising the mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) secretome is an avenue being researched in regenerative medicine which could potentially ameliorate the condition. Previous studies have ident... Read More about An exploration of the effect of the mesenchymal stem cell secretome on pancreatic beta cells.

Interventions for the Management of Distal Intestinal Obstruction Syndrome in Cystic Fibrosis
Thesis
(2017). Interventions for the Management of Distal Intestinal Obstruction Syndrome in Cystic Fibrosis

Distal intestinal obstruction syndrome (DIOS) is a major gastrointestinal complication in cystic fibrosis (CF). It arises when thick mucus and viscid faecal material combine in the bowel, commonly at the terminal ileum or caecum, leading to partial o... Read More about Interventions for the Management of Distal Intestinal Obstruction Syndrome in Cystic Fibrosis.

Investigating the effects of nicergoline on calcium signalling in human platelets and megakaryocytes
Thesis
(2017). Investigating the effects of nicergoline on calcium signalling in human platelets and megakaryocytes

Recent study suggested that the anti-platelet effect of nicergoline is caused by inhibiting agonist-evoked Ca2+ signalling by disrupting the normal localization of the dense tubular system in human platelets. This effect is brought about by the disru... Read More about Investigating the effects of nicergoline on calcium signalling in human platelets and megakaryocytes.

An investigation of the structure of tumour necrosis factor a in Cyprinus carpio
Thesis
(2017). An investigation of the structure of tumour necrosis factor a in Cyprinus carpio

Tumour necrosis factor a (TNF-a) is a soluble cytokine that has a number of different roles in the immune system. It carries out these functions by binding to one of its receptors TNF receptor 1 (TNFR1) and TNF receptor 2 (TNFR2). Cyprinus carpio (co... Read More about An investigation of the structure of tumour necrosis factor a in Cyprinus carpio.

Sustainable rural energy access in rural communities of South Asia: An analysis of the literature on the challenges and failures
Thesis
(2017). Sustainable rural energy access in rural communities of South Asia: An analysis of the literature on the challenges and failures

Despite the importance of access to reliable energy sources for development, large numbers of rural communities in South Asia (Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal) have no access to electricity grids or reliable, clean cooking energies.... Read More about Sustainable rural energy access in rural communities of South Asia: An analysis of the literature on the challenges and failures.

Virtual patient technology for educating pharmacists on patient communication skills: a systematic review
Presentation / Conference
Richardson, C., White, S., & Chapman, S. Virtual patient technology for educating pharmacists on patient communication skills: a systematic review

Background Virtual patients (VPs) are a sub-type of healthcare simulation that have been underutilised in health education. Their use is increasing but, applications are varied as are designs, definitions, and evaluations. Previous reviews have been... Read More about Virtual patient technology for educating pharmacists on patient communication skills: a systematic review.

The function of sodium/calcium ion exchanger in human platelets and megakaryocytes
Thesis
(2017). The function of sodium/calcium ion exchanger in human platelets and megakaryocytes

Previously work from our lab has predicted that Ca2+ release from intracellular Ca2+ stores occurs into a Na+/Ca2+ exchanger (NCX)-associated cytosolic nanodomain enclosed within the membrane complex. In this study, we aimed to test the hypothesis th... Read More about The function of sodium/calcium ion exchanger in human platelets and megakaryocytes.

Socioemotional maladjustment among victims of different forms of peer aggression.
Thesis
(1997). Socioemotional maladjustment among victims of different forms of peer aggression

Introduction. Peer victimisation among children is the experience of being a target of other children's aggressive behaviour. Three forms of victimisation - physical, subordinal, and relational - are defined with reference to social rank theory (Gilb... Read More about Socioemotional maladjustment among victims of different forms of peer aggression..