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Diluting substantive equality: why the UK government doesn't know if its welfare reforms promote equality (2017)
Book
(2017). Diluting substantive equality: why the UK government doesn't know if its welfare reforms promote equality. In A. Kober-Smith, & D. Fee (Eds.), Inequalities in the UK: new discourses, evolutions and actions, 167-184. Bingley: Emerald

The UK Coalition government introduced a raft of welfare reforms between 2010-2015. As part of its response to the financial crisis reforms were designed to cut public expenditure on social security and enhance work incentives. Policy makers are requ... Read More

The Palgrave international handbook on adult and life-long education and learning (2017)
Book
(2017). S. Webb, M. Milana, J. Holford, R. Waller, & P. Jarvis (Eds.), The Palgrave international handbook on adult and life-long education and learning. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-55783-4

This Handbook provides a wide-ranging frame of reference for researching adult and lifelong education and learning. With contributions from scores of established and newer scholars from six continents, the volume covers a diverse range of geopolitica... Read More

Phase-field material point method for brittle fracture (2017)
Journal Article
(2017). Phase-field material point method for brittle fracture. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 112(12), doi:10.1002/nme.5580. ISSN 0029-5981

The Material Point Method for the analysis of deformable bodies is revisited and originally upgraded to simulate crack propagation in brittle media. In this setting, phase field modelling is introduced to resolve the crack path geometry. Following a... Read More

Development and design of a high performance traction machine for the FreedomCar 2020 traction machine targets (2016)
Conference Proceeding
(2016). Development and design of a high performance traction machine for the FreedomCar 2020 traction machine targets. In 2016 XXII International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM), 1611-1617. doi:10.1109/ICELMACH.2016.7732739

This paper details the design process of a high performance electrical machine with the objective of achieving US Department of Energy FreedomCar 2020 targets, namely meeting the high speed efficiency requirement without sacrificing performance elsew... Read More

Free movement and special non-contributory benefits for disabled people: between the devil and the deep blue sea (2016)
Journal Article
(2016). Free movement and special non-contributory benefits for disabled people: between the devil and the deep blue sea. ERA-Forum, 17(2), doi:10.1007/s12027-016-0434-3. ISSN 1612-3093

Special non-contributory benefits (SNCBs) include benefits intended solely for the specific protection of disabled people. SNCBs are not exportable under EU law. This paper asks whether SNCBs discriminate against disabled people exercising their righ... Read More

Experimental investigations of polymer hollow fibre heat exchangers for building heat recovery application (2016)
Journal Article
(2016). Experimental investigations of polymer hollow fibre heat exchangers for building heat recovery application. Energy and Buildings, 125, (99-108). doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.04.083. ISSN 0378-7788

Due to low cost, light weight and corrosion resistant features, polymer heat exchangers have been extensively studied by researchers with the aim to replace metallic heat exchangers in a wide range of applications. Although the thermal conductivity o... Read More

Recent research developments in polymer heat exchangers: a review (2016)
Journal Article
(2016). Recent research developments in polymer heat exchangers: a review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 60, (1367-1386). doi:10.1016/j.rser.2016.03.024. ISSN 1364-0321

Due to their low cost, light weight and corrosive resistant features, polymer heat exchangers have been intensively studied by researchers with the aim to replace metallic heat exchangers in a wide range of applications. This paper reviews the develo... Read More

Re-starting smoking in the postpartum period after receiving a smoking cessation intervention: a systematic review (2016)
Journal Article
(2016). Re-starting smoking in the postpartum period after receiving a smoking cessation intervention: a systematic review. Addiction, 111(6), (981-990). doi:10.1111/add.13309. ISSN 0965-2140

Aims: In pregnant smoking cessation trial participants, to estimate (1) among women abstinent at the end of pregnancy, the proportion who re-start smoking at time-points afterwards (primary analysis) and (2) among all trial participants, the proporti... Read More

Driving without wings: the effect of different digital mirror locations on the visual behaviour, performance and opinions of drivers (2016)
Journal Article
(2016). Driving without wings: the effect of different digital mirror locations on the visual behaviour, performance and opinions of drivers. Applied Ergonomics, 55, (138-148). doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2016.02.003. ISSN 0003-6870

Drivers' awareness of the rearward road scene is critical when contemplating or executing lane-change manoeuvres, such as overtaking. Preliminary investigations have speculated on the use of rear-facing cameras to relay images to displays mounted ins... Read More

Soot-in-oil 3D volume reconstruction through the use of electron tomography: an introductory study (2015)
Journal Article
(2016). Soot-in-oil 3D volume reconstruction through the use of electron tomography: an introductory study. Tribology Letters, 61(1), doi:10.1007/s11249-015-0625-z. ISSN 1023-8883

Understanding soot nanoparticle interaction with oil additives and the causes of soot-induced thickening would assist in lubricant formulation, prolonging engine life and improving engine efficiency. Three-dimensional measurement of soot structures i... Read More

Systematic critical review of previous economic evaluations of smoking cessation during pregnancy (2015)
Journal Article
(2015). Systematic critical review of previous economic evaluations of smoking cessation during pregnancy. BMJ Open, 5(11), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008998. ISSN 2044-6055

Objective: To identify and critically assess previous economic evaluations of smoking cessation interventions delivered during pregnancy. Design: Qualitative review of studies with primary data collection or hypothetical modelling. Quality assesse... Read More