• Social and ecological complexity is associated with gestural repertoire size of wild chimpanzees

      Roberts, Sam George Bradley; Roberts, Anna Ilona (Wiley, 2019-11-27)
    • Still Wrexham's longest running newspaper - the Wrexham Advertiser

      Peters, Lisa; University of Chester (Bridge Books, 2012-03)
      This article discuss the Wrexham Advertiser - a newspaper which ran from 1850 to 1957.
    • Structural characterisation of two pharmaceutically important steroids by solid-state NMR

      Othman, Abdullah; Harris, Robin K.; Hodgkinson, Paul; Christopher, Elizabeth A.; Lancaster, Robert W.; University of Durham ; University of Durham ; University of Durham ; University of Chester/University of Durham ; University of Durham (Royal Society of Chemistry/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 2008)
      Several crystal modifications of two steroids (androsterone and beclomethasone dipropionate) have been characterised by solid-state NMR methods, and the chemical shifts between the different forms compared. The gradual loss of water from androsterone hemihydrate has been monitored by XRPD. The crystal structures are discussed in relation to the NMR data. That of the beclomethasone dipropionate ethyl acetate solvate has been determined for the first time. It is found that there are clear channels containing the ethyl acetate molecules, which are apparently not incorporated by hydrogen bonding. Carbon-13 CPMAS spectra with long contact times and MAS proton spectra are used to show the mobility of ethyl acetate molecules in the BDP solvate. The second-order effect of chlorine on the 13C spectrum of beclomethasone dipropionate monohydrate has been explored by varying the applied magnetic field.
    • The student enrichment programme: An inter-professional collaboration

      Greenwood, Joanne M.; Thomas, Helen; Sinnott, Celia; Headon, Stephanie; Rogers, Lisa; University of Chester (2011-06-15)
      This presentation discusses how Learning Support Unit, Learning Information Services, Careers and Employability work together with academic lecturers to deliver skills sessions to nursing students.
    • Subjective versus objective knowledge of online safety/dangers as predictors of children’s perceived online safety and attitudes towards e-safety education in the United Kingdom

      Macaulay, Peter J. R.; orcid: 0000-0003-4891-9940; Boulton, Michael J.; Betts, Lucy R.; orcid: 0000-0002-6147-8089; Boulton, Louise; Camerone, Eleonora; Down, James; Hughes, Joanna; Kirkbride, Chloe; Kirkham, Rachel (Informa UK Limited, 2019-11-27)
    • Taking the pain out of network induction: Using INFORMS to induct new first year students

      Fiander, Wendy; Peters, Lisa; Sinclair, Colin (SCONUL, 2003)
      In September 2003, Learning Resources at University College Chester used the JISC-funded INFORMS tutorial for student induction into the computer network. The article comments on how the INFORMS computer induction tutorial was developed at Chester, how it was used, and plans for future developments.
    • TEST delete 11-3-19

      Moore, Gavin R.; Moore, Gavin R. (12/07/2019)
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    • Trabant: Go with the legend

      Lowe, Austen; Stone, Mark (Drystone Radio, 2018-11-18)
      "The car is that mediation between state and society. If you look at when they finally opened the borders for people to go West, the Trabis also went with them." Modern Languages undergraduate Austen Lowe was invited to Drystone Radio's Backseat Driver show to discuss his research on the Trabant with Mark Stone. This radio broadcast outlines the misunderstandings surrounding GDR mobility. The conversation focusses on how the wooden and plastic car personifies the state in which it was made. The broadcast aims to draw parallels between production techniques in the GDR and the FRG, relating these methods to cars produced more recently in Zwickau. What did quality actually mean in the GDR and is the Trabant really a motoring legend?
    • Transposing tirtha: Understanding religious reforms and locative piety in early modern Hinduism

      Thakkar, Chirayu; University of Chester (SpringerOpen, 2017-06-17)
      The paper deals with a historical and hitherto obscure case of de-commercialisation of sacred geography of India. Sahajanand Swami, an eighteenth century religious leader from Gujarat who became popular as Bhagwan Swaminarayan took an initiative to eliminate corruption in Dwarka, one of the most sacred destination in Hindu imagination. He also attempted to transpose the piety of Dwarka and recreate a parallel religious experience at Vadtal, an important site in Swaminarayan Hinduism. This process of making sacred sites more egalitarian is classified here as a 'religious reform'. The paper assesses this bivalent pursuit as an institutional reform within religion as well as a religious process in the context of piety, authority and orthodoxy. Through the example of Sahajanand Swami, it is argued to calibrate the colonial paradigm of reform that was largely contextual to social issues and western thought and failed to appreciate the religious reforms of that era. By constructing a nuanced typology of 'religious reform' distinct from 'social reforms', the paper eventually calls for a reassessment of religious figures who have significantly contributed in reforming the Hindu tradition in the medieval and modern era.
    • Two independent proteomic approaches provide a comprehensive analysis of the synovial fluid proteome response to Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation

      Hulme, Charlotte H.; Wilson, Emma L.; Fuller, Heidi R.; Roberts, Sally; Richardson, James B.; Gallacher, Pete; Peffers, Mandy J.; Shirran, Sally L.; Botting, Catherine H.; Wright, Karina T.; et al. (BioMed Central, 02/05/2018)
      Background: Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has a failure rate of approximately 20%, but it is yet to be fully understood why. Biomarkers are needed that can pre-operatively predict in which patients it is likely to fail, so that alternative or individualised therapies can be offered. We previously used label-free quantitation (LF) with a dynamic range compression proteomic approach to assess the synovial fluid (SF) of ACI responders and non-responders. However, we were able to identify only a few differentially abundant proteins at baseline. In the present study, we built upon these previous findings by assessing higher-abundance proteins within this SF, providing a more global proteomic analysis on the basis of which more of the biology underlying ACI success or failure can be understood. Methods: Isobaric tagging for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) proteomic analysis was used to assess SF from ACI responders (mean Lysholm improvement of 33; n = 14) and non-responders (mean Lysholm decrease of 14; n = 13) at the two stages of surgery (cartilage harvest and chondrocyte implantation). Differentially abundant proteins in iTRAQ and combined iTRAQ and LF datasets were investigated using pathway and network analyses. Results: iTRAQ proteomic analysis confirmed our previous finding that there is a marked proteomic shift in response to cartilage harvest (70 and 54 proteins demonstrating ≥ 2.0-fold change and p < 0.05 between stages I and II in responders and non-responders, respectively). Further, it highlighted 28 proteins that were differentially abundant between responders and non-responders to ACI, which were not found in the LF study, 16 of which were altered at baseline. The differential expression of two proteins (complement C1s subcomponent and matrix metalloproteinase 3) was confirmed biochemically. Combination of the iTRAQ and LF proteomic datasets generated in-depth SF proteome information that was used to generate interactome networks representing ACI success or failure. Functional pathways that are dysregulated in ACI non-responders were identified, including acute-phase response signalling. Conclusions: Several candidate biomarkers for baseline prediction of ACI outcome were identified. A holistic overview of the SF proteome in responders and non-responders to ACI  has been profiled, providing a better understanding of the biological pathways underlying clinical outcome, particularly the differential response to cartilage harvest in non-responders.
    • Understanding violence when the perpetrator has an intellectual disability: The perceptions of professionals

      Lovell, Andrew; Skellern, Joanne (SAGE Publications, 2017-12-18)
      Aim: The research sought to enhance professional understanding of the violence perpetrated by some people with an intellectual disability. Background: The violent behaviour exhibited by some people with intellectual disabilities remains poorly understood, particularly with regard to a clear and informative definition. Design: A qualitative study investigated the views and perceptions of professionals working directly with people with an intellectual disability in different settings. Methods: Twenty-two semi-structured interviews were undertaken with professionals from a variety of backgrounds, and four themes were generated through data analysis. Findings: Themes produced comprised the degree of intellectual disability, impulsivity, intentionality and unpredictability. Findings indicated tension between understanding violence as purposeful and explaining it in relation to the intellectual disability and/or additional conditions. Conclusion: Intellectual disability is central to understanding the impact of the other three themes, though there is a professional reluctance to use such knowledge as evidence to inform practice.
    • University College Chester: the impact of investment in electronic resources

      Fiander, Wendy; Peters, Lisa (Library and Information Research Group, 2005)
      This article discusses the impact of electronic information services on teaching and learning, the production of "impact indicators" to evaludate the usefulness of electronic resources, and how to increase the percieved value of electronic resources in the academic community.
    • Using the CLA scanning licence to offer 24x7 access to in-demand book chapters and journal articles at the University of Chester

      Peters, Lisa; University of Chester (SCONUL, 2009-12)
      This article discusses the implementation and operation of the CLA scanning licence at the University of Chester library.
    • A voting system to enhance interactivity for students

      Fiander, Wendy; Evans, David (2007-06-01)
      This presentation discusses optivote - a radio-frequency voting system which can increase interactivity in a session - it works the same way as the 'ask the audience' feature of 'Who wants to be a millionaire'. Each set consists of 32 voting handsets, a laptop loaded with the necessary software, a radio receiver and instructions. The system will work with powerpoint slides to provide a range of question types as part of a presentation. It can give immediate feedback to students on their answers and the lecturer can obtain reports about the individual responses of their students.
    • "Welsh obscurity to notoriety" - Lloyd George, the Boer War, and the North Wales Press

      Peters, Lisa; University of Chester (Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2008-05)
      This book chapter discusses the actions of David Lloyd George (MP for the Carnarvon Boroughs and future Prime Minister) during the Boer War of 1899-1902 as seen by the local North Wales press, The chapter seeks to cast light upon local views of Lloyd George's stance and explain why he was re-elected with an increased majority in the 1900 general election, despite accusations of treason. Newspapers analysed include the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald, the North Wales Times, Yr Herald Cymraeg, the North Wales Chronicle, the Wrexham Advertiser, the North Wales Guardian, the Holyhead Mail and Anglesey Herald, and Y Baner ac Amserau Cymru.
    • Welsh periodicals in the nineteenth century

      Peters, Lisa; University of Chester (2014-05-27)
      This presentation places the developing Welsh periodical press within the changing economic, political, and social nature of nineteenth century Wales.