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Inter-rater reliability of care home staff's proxy judgements with residents' assessment of their own health-related quality of life: an analysis of the PATCH trial EQ-5D data (2021)
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Kelly, C., Hulme, C., Graham, L., Ellwood, A., Patel, I., Cundill, B., …Forster, A. (in press). Inter-rater reliability of care home staff's proxy judgements with residents' assessment of their own health-related quality of life: an analysis of the PATCH trial EQ-5D data. Age and ageing, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afab053

Objectives to compare care staff proxies with care home residents’ self-assessment of their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Methods we assessed the degree of inter-rater reliability between residents and care staff proxies for the EQ-5D-... Read More about Inter-rater reliability of care home staff's proxy judgements with residents' assessment of their own health-related quality of life: an analysis of the PATCH trial EQ-5D data.

Reeves’ muntjac populations continue to grow and spread across Great Britain and are invading continental Europe (2021)
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Ward, A., Richardson, S., & Mergeay, J. (2021). Reeves’ muntjac populations continue to grow and spread across Great Britain and are invading continental Europe. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 67(3), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10344-021-01478-2

The appropriate response for controlling an invasive non-native species depends on the extent to which its invasion has progressed, which can be revealed by information on its distribution and abundance. Reeves’ muntjac is a native deer to China and... Read More about Reeves’ muntjac populations continue to grow and spread across Great Britain and are invading continental Europe.

Persistent food shortages in Venetian Crete: A first hypothesis (2021)
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Sotiropoulou, I. (in press). Persistent food shortages in Venetian Crete: A first hypothesis. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 14(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm14040151

This paper examines the persistent food shortages in the island of Crete under Venetian rule (1204–1669) through the prism of the monetary system of Venetian territories and in combination with the other economic policies of the Venetian empire. From... Read More about Persistent food shortages in Venetian Crete: A first hypothesis.

Monitoring practices of training load and biological maturity in UK soccer academies (2021)
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Salter, J., De Ste Croix, M. B., Hughes, J., Weston, M., & Towlson, C. (2021). Monitoring practices of training load and biological maturity in UK soccer academies. International journal of sports physiology and performance : IJSPP, 16(3), 395-406. https://doi.org/10.1123/IJSPP.2019-0624

Purpose: Overuse injury risk increases during periods of accelerated growth, which can subsequently impact development in academy soccer, suggesting a need to quantify training exposure. Nonprescriptive development scheme legislation could lead to in... Read More about Monitoring practices of training load and biological maturity in UK soccer academies.

Laboratory observations on meltwater meandering rivulets on ice (2021)
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Fernández, R., & Parker, G. (in press). Laboratory observations on meltwater meandering rivulets on ice. Earth surface dynamics ESURF ; an interactive open access journal of the European Geosciences Union, 9(2), 253-269. https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-253-2021

We present a set of observations on meltwater meandering rivulets on ice and compare them (qualitatively and quantitatively) to morphologies commonly found in meandering channels in different media. The observations include data from planned centimet... Read More about Laboratory observations on meltwater meandering rivulets on ice.

Comparative assessment of marine weathering of ROP-derived biopolymers against conventional plastics (2021)
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Rodgers, K., Mayes, W. M., Santoro, O., Redshaw, C., Mccumskay, R., & Parsons, D. R. (2021). Comparative assessment of marine weathering of ROP-derived biopolymers against conventional plastics. Marine pollution bulletin, 167, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112272

Bio-based plastics were designed to replace single-use plastics and to cause less post-consumer environmental damage. This paper assesses the weathering of four bio-based polymers created by ring opening polymerization (ROP) promoted by a previously... Read More about Comparative assessment of marine weathering of ROP-derived biopolymers against conventional plastics.

A facile synthesis of a room-temperature chiral discotic nematic liquid crystal based on pentaalkynylbenzene core (2021)
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Yu, H., & Mehl, G. H. (in press). A facile synthesis of a room-temperature chiral discotic nematic liquid crystal based on pentaalkynylbenzene core. Liquid crystals, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2021.1900433

The preparation of discotic liquid crystal with a wide thermal nematic phase range remains a challenge. Here, a method to synthesize a class of discotic liquid crystal with exclusive and stable chiral nematic phase over a wide temperature range, base... Read More about A facile synthesis of a room-temperature chiral discotic nematic liquid crystal based on pentaalkynylbenzene core.

Investigating oxygen transport efficiencies in precision-cut liver slice-based organ-on-a-chip devices (2021)
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Christensen, M. G., Cawthorne, C., Dyer, C. E., Greenman, J., & Pamme, N. (2021). Investigating oxygen transport efficiencies in precision-cut liver slice-based organ-on-a-chip devices. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 25(4), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10404-021-02434-x

Microfluidic ‘organ-on-a-chip’ devices hold great potential for better mimicking the continuous flow microenvironment experienced by tissue and cells in vivo, thereby ensuring realistic transport of nutrients and elimination of waste products. Howeve... Read More about Investigating oxygen transport efficiencies in precision-cut liver slice-based organ-on-a-chip devices.

Mode Engineering in Large Arrays of Coupled Plasmonic–Dielectric Nanoantennas (2021)
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Nasir, M. E., Krasavin, A. V., Córdova‐Castro, R. M., McPolin, C. P. T., Bouillard, J. G., Wang, P., & Zayats, A. V. (in press). Mode Engineering in Large Arrays of Coupled Plasmonic–Dielectric Nanoantennas. Advanced Optical Materials, https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202001467

Strong electromagnetic field confinement and enhancement can be readily achieved in plasmonic nanoantennas, however, this is considerably more difficult to realize over large areas, which is essential for many applications. Here, dispersion engineeri... Read More about Mode Engineering in Large Arrays of Coupled Plasmonic–Dielectric Nanoantennas.

Exploring the impact of body-worn video on the everyday behaviours of police officers (2021)
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Harrison, K., L’Hoiry, X., & Santorso, S. (in press). Exploring the impact of body-worn video on the everyday behaviours of police officers. Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, https://doi.org/10.1177/0032258x211000834

The use of body-worn video in Police Forces in England and Wales is not new. On the whole, evaluations have been positive, although, there is little evidence regarding how beneficial the cameras can be in terms of how they impact on the everyday beha... Read More about Exploring the impact of body-worn video on the everyday behaviours of police officers.

Nonlinearity everywhere: Implications for empirical finance, technical analysis and value at risk (2021)
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Amini, S., Hudson, R., Urquhart, A., & Wang, J. (in press). Nonlinearity everywhere: Implications for empirical finance, technical analysis and value at risk. The European journal of finance, https://doi.org/10.1080/1351847X.2021.1900888

We show that expected returns on US stocks and all major global stock market indices have a particular form of non-linear dependence on previous returns. The expected sign of returns tends to reverse after large price movements and trends tend to con... Read More about Nonlinearity everywhere: Implications for empirical finance, technical analysis and value at risk.

Comparative investigation of concentrated photovoltaic thermal-thermoelectric with nanofluid cooling (2021)
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Rejeb, O., Shittu, S., Li, G., Ghenai, C., Zhao, X., Ménézo, C., …Bettayeb, M. (2021). Comparative investigation of concentrated photovoltaic thermal-thermoelectric with nanofluid cooling. Energy Conversion and Management, 235, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2021.113968

Thermoelectric modules are capable of converting heat into electric energy via the Seebeck effect. Therefore the addition of the thermoelectric generator modules (TEG) between the PV module and the absorber plate inside a concentrated photovoltaic th... Read More about Comparative investigation of concentrated photovoltaic thermal-thermoelectric with nanofluid cooling.

STEPFORWARD study: a randomised controlled feasibility trial of a self-aligning prosthetic ankle-foot for older patients with vascular-related amputations (2021)
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Vanicek, N., Coleman, E., Watson, J., Bell, K., Barnett, C., McDaid, C., …Mitchell, N. (2021). STEPFORWARD study: a randomised controlled feasibility trial of a self-aligning prosthetic ankle-foot for older patients with vascular-related amputations. BMJ open, 11(3), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045195

Objectives To determine the feasibility of conducting a full-scale randomised controlled trial (RCT) of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a self-aligning prosthetic ankle-foot compared with a standard prosthetic ankle-foot. Design Multic... Read More about STEPFORWARD study: a randomised controlled feasibility trial of a self-aligning prosthetic ankle-foot for older patients with vascular-related amputations.

Emission and theoretical studies of Schiff-base [2+2] macrocycles derived from 2,2′-oxydianiline and zinc complexes thereof (2021)
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Wang, K., Chen, K., Bian, T., Chao, Y., Yamato, T., Xing, F., …Redshaw, C. (in press). Emission and theoretical studies of Schiff-base [2+2] macrocycles derived from 2,2′-oxydianiline and zinc complexes thereof. Dyes and pigments : an international journal, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2021.109300

The emission properties of a number of solvates of the [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycles {[2-(OH)-5-(R)-C6H2-1,3-(CH)2][O(2-C6H4N)2]}2 (R = Me L1H2, tBu L2H2, Cl L3H2), formed by reacting 2,6-dicarboxy-4-R-phenol with 2,2′-oxydianiline (2-aminophenylethe... Read More about Emission and theoretical studies of Schiff-base [2+2] macrocycles derived from 2,2′-oxydianiline and zinc complexes thereof.

Becoming parents by adoption: a systematic review (2021)
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Long, T., Jones, C., Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. (2021). Becoming parents by adoption: a systematic review. Journal of Health Visiting, 9(3), 116–127. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2021.9.3.116

Background Transition to parenthood (TP) for biological parents has been extensively explored in research, shaping healthcare service provision from pre-conception, birth and beyond. Adoptive parents are in a unique position. Despite growing number... Read More about Becoming parents by adoption: a systematic review.

The irrational health beliefs scale and health behaviors in a non-clinical population (2021)
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Pitel, L., & Ballová Mikušková, E. (in press). The irrational health beliefs scale and health behaviors in a non-clinical population. European Journal of Health Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1027/2512-8442/a000075

To date, there has been inconclusive evidence on the predictive ability of health-related cognitive distortion, as measured by the Irrational Health Belief Scale (IHBS), regarding health behaviors (HBs). The aims of our study were to provide a valida... Read More about The irrational health beliefs scale and health behaviors in a non-clinical population.

Examining public knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards palliative care: a mixed method sequential study (2021)
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McIlfatrick, S., Slater, P., Beck, E., Bamidele, O., McCloskey, S., Carr, K., …Hasson, F. (2021). Examining public knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards palliative care: a mixed method sequential study. BMC Palliative Care, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-021-00730-5

Background: Palliative care is recognised as a public health issue with the need for earlier integration in the wider healthcare system. However, research indicates that it continues to be accessed late in the course of an illness, public understandi... Read More about Examining public knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards palliative care: a mixed method sequential study.

Lithium calix[4]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters (2021)
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Santoro, O., Elsegood, M. R. J., Teat, S. J., Yamato, T., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Lithium calix[4]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. RSC advances, 11(19), 11304-11317. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1ra00175b

We have structurally characterized a number of lithiated calix[4]arenes, where the bridge in the calix[4]arene is thia (–S–, LS H4), sulfinyl (–SO–, LSOH4), sulfonyl (–SO2–, LSO2H4), dimethyleneoxa (–CH2OCH2–, LCOCH4) or methylene (–CH2–, LH4). In th... Read More about Lithium calix[4]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters.

A Macromarketing Prescription for Covid-19: Solidarity and Care Ethics (2021)
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Hyman, M. R., Shabbir, H. A., Hyman, M., & Kostyk, A. (in press). A Macromarketing Prescription for Covid-19: Solidarity and Care Ethics. Journal of Macromarketing, https://doi.org/10.1177/02761467211001544

Contextualized in the current pandemic, this essay discusses social marketing and public policy efforts from a ‘social solidarity and care ethics’ perspective. It presents a prototypical inclusivity-based approach for managing pandemics, with adaptiv... Read More about A Macromarketing Prescription for Covid-19: Solidarity and Care Ethics.

“A most excellent medicine”: Malaria, Mithridate, and the death of Andrew Marvell (2021)
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Mottram, S. (in press). “A most excellent medicine”: Malaria, Mithridate, and the death of Andrew Marvell. Seventeenth Century, 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/0268117x.2021.1901240

The poet Andrew Marvell (1621-78) died suffering from vivax malaria, a common disease in the seventeenth century, endemic in estuary regions of eastern England. This article explores Marvell’s death alongside the literature and history of malaria and... Read More about “A most excellent medicine”: Malaria, Mithridate, and the death of Andrew Marvell.