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    • Selective schools: do they improve health? 

      Popham, Frank; Butler, Jess (Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, 2021-01-14)
      Educated groups have better physical and mental health in later life. But is the type of school per se a cause of better later life health or it is simply that, for example, those attending “better” schools tend to come ...
    • Analytics of time management strategies in online learning environments: a novel methodological approach 

      Ahmad Uzir, Nora'Ayu Binti (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-11-30)
      The emergence of technology-supported education, e.g., blended and online, has changed the global higher education landscape. Importantly, the new learning modes involve more complex tasks and challenging ways of learning ...
    • Multimodal and disentangled representation learning for medical image analysis 

      Chartsias, Agisilaos (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-11-30)
      Automated medical image analysis is a growing research field with various applications in modern healthcare. Furthermore, a multitude of imaging techniques (or modalities) have been developed, such as Magnetic Resonance ...
    • Narrative agency of women accused of homicide: New York City and London, 1880-1914 

      Sutton, Rian Ann (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-11-30)
      This thesis examines the role of narrative agency in the meaning-making process of cases of women accused of adult-victim homicides in New York City and London from 1880 to 1914. The place of women as perpetrators ...
    • COVID-19, travel behaviours and business recovery in Scotland: a survey of employers to understand their attitudes 

      McGinley, Melissa; James, Nick; Howell, Rachel (Land Use Consultants and University of Edinburgh, 2021-02)
      The report provides a snapshot of employers’ experience of their staff working from home / flexible working, business travel and commuting before the COVID-19 pandemic, during the lockdown in March-June 2020, and in the ...
    • Identifying the economic impact from ULEV uptake 

      Stenning, Jon; Pirie, Jamie; Babbar, Sachin; Cluzel, Celine; Riley, Richard (Cambridge Econometrics and Element Energy, 2021-01)
      The transport sector presents the biggest challenge to decarbonisation, with emissions increasing each year since 2010. In 2016, transport (including aviation and shipping) contributed 37% of Scotland’s total greenhouse ...
    • The potential for leguminous crops in Scotland 

      Wiltshire, Jeremy; Freeman, Dave; Willcocks, Jessie; Wood, Caroline (Ricardo Energy & Environment, 2021-01)
      The Scottish Government is committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture as part of its pledge to achieve net-zero emissions in Scotland by 2045. In 2018, agriculture accounted for 18% of Scotland’s ...
    • Eros, Euripides and a re-evaluation of Greek sexuality with particular reference to Alcestis, Andromache, Andromeda, Antigone and Helen 

      Valtadorou, Anastasia-Stavroula (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-11-30)
      Accounts of love and marriage in Euripidean tragedy have formed a consensus that eros never has positive effects, but leads only to misfortune (Greek eros means sexual longing and thus differs from the English ‘love’, which ...
    • Efficient simulation of nonspherical particles using the discrete element method 

      Peng, Di (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-11-30)
      The discrete element method (DEM) is a numerical simulation approach for particulate systems proposed during the 1970s. The computational expense of DEM traditionally limited the simulations to small numbers of highly-idealised ...
    • Unsupervised learning with neural latent variable models 

      Nash, Charlie (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-11-30)
      Latent variable models assume the existence of unobserved factors that are responsible for generating observed data. Deep latent variable models that make use of neural components are effective at modelling and learning ...
    • Emergent powers in the field of peacebuilding: modalities, interactions and impact of Indian and Chinese engagement in the peace processes of Nepal and Myanmar 

      Adhikari, Monalisa (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-11-30)
      The global emergence of countries like India and China has given rise to questions about how these emergent powers will engage with the various manifestations of the West-led liberal world order, including fields of ...
    • On the foundations of proof-of-work based blockchain protocols 

      Panagiotakos, Georgios (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-11-30)
      Proof-of-work (PoW) based blockchain protocols, are protocols that organize data into blocks, connected through the use of a hash function to form chains, and which make use of PoW to reach agreement, i.e., proofs ...
    • Explosive spalling of concrete in fire: novel experiments under controlled thermal and mechanical conditions 

      Rickard, Ieuan Jack Clowes (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-11-30)
      Modern concretes are increasingly susceptible to a failure mechanism known as heat-induced explosive concrete spalling. This involves the sudden loss of material during severe thermal exposures such as might be experienced ...
    • New oxidants for arylations with gold 

      Pagett, Alexander Brenan (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-11-30)
      Gold as an element, has been known for tens of thousands of years, though only recently has the chemistry of gold complexes emerged as an important field for synthetic organic chemistry research. One significant challenge ...
    • Operating a zero-carbon GB power system: implications for Scotland 

      Nedd, Marcel; Browell, Jethro; Egea-Alvarez, Agusti; Bell, Keith; Hamilton, Robert; Wang, Shuren; Brush, Susan (University of Strathclyde, 2020-12)
      In recent history, the British electricity sector landscape has changed as more renewables, particularly solar and wind, are connected to the power system. Since 2004, electricity generated from renewables in the UK has ...
    • Marginal abatement cost curve for Scottish agriculture 

      Eory, Vera; Topp, Kairsty; Rees, Bob; Leinonen, Illka; Maire, Juliette (Scotland’s Rural College, 2020-12)
      Scotland is committed to meeting a net-zero target for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2045 (Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019)). Agriculture and the land use sector can help in two ways: ...
    • Methane-reducing feed additives 

      Newbold, J. R.; Miller, G.; Duthie, C-A. (Scotland's Rural College, 2020-12)
      In 2019, the Scottish Government set ambitious targets to deliver net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2045. In 2018, agriculture was responsible for 18% of Scotland’s total GHG emissions. More than half of this was ...
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thomas Carlyle on Slavery: Transatlantic Dissentions and Philosophical Connections 

      de Galzain, Alice, Sophie (The University of Edinburgh, 2017-11-27)
      Reflecting upon the fundamental role of public intellectuals in the nineteenth century, this dissertation focuses on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thomas Carlyle’s epistolary friendship and examines their respective stances on ...
    • Review of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in SEA and EIA Processes 

      Underwood, Susanne; Wright, Joanna; Mallon, Lauren; Kaczor, Karolina (Land Use Consultants, 2021-01)
      The implementation of the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019 has set a new climate change target for reducing emissions that aims to bring Scotland’s emissions to net-zero by 2045. Achieving ...
    • Evidence Review: Perennial Energy Crops and their Potential in Scotland 

      Martin, Gareth; Ingvorsen, Leo; Willcocks, Jessie; Wiltshire, Jeremy; Bates, Judith; Jenkins, Becky; Priestley, Tom; McKay, Helen; Croxten, Steve (Ricardo Energy & Environment, 2020-12)
      The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have identified that under net zero emissions scenarios, bioenergy supplied in the UK could reach 200TWh (with 170TWh of this sourced from the UK) by 2050. The CCC considered that ...