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Literature searching for your Midwifery Dissertation

An interactive video guide to doing the literature search for your Midwifery dissertation

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Environmental implications of the ongoing electrification of the UK light duty vehicle fleet

The light duty vehicle fleet in the UK is being electrified aggressively, with an ambitious target to ban the sale of all new internal combustion engine cars by 2030. At the same time, the electricity grid is also undergoing rapid decarbonization, potentially paving the way for a much greener use phase for electric vehicles. The paper presents a holistic prospective life cycle assessment of the environmental implications of these two interrelated transitions, while also considering an alternative scenario characterised by a gradual shift from traditional private vehicle ownership to shared mobility schemes. The results for both scenarios point to clear benefits in terms of reduced demand for non-renewable energy, carbon emissions and local air quality. However, a decisive behavioural shift towards shared mobility is shown to be crucial in order to offset the increased demand for Li, Co, Ni, Mn and Cu for electric vehicle power trains, and to avoid an otherwise potential increase in abiotic resource depletion …

Type: journal article
Creators: Raugei, Marco; Kamran, Mashael; Hutchinson, Allan;
Year: 2021
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Development and optimisation of micromechanical testing techniques to study the properties of meniscal tissue

In this paper we present the results from a recent micromechanical investigation aimed at developing methodologies for testing and understanding the fundamental behaviour of meniscal tissue. To achieve this, we employed two distinctly different, but equally relevant mechanical testing platforms – uniaxial tensile testing and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis. The results from the tensile tests revealed that the studied material exhibits non-linear stress-strain behaviour and that its viscoelastic properties are timedependent. Furthermore, by using DMA it was possible to perform walking and running simulations, which provided furtherinformation of the strain=time response of the meniscal samples. The importance of accurate specimen preparation and actual method development are also presented and discussed in detail.

Type: journal article
Creators: Maritz, Jared; Murphy, Francesca; Dragnevski, Kalin; Barrera, Olga;
Year: 2020
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Introduction to the Library - Marston Road students

A brief video introduction to Brookes Library services for first year healthcare students starting at Marston Road

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Selling Scotland? Selling women’s golf? The 2019 Solheim Cup in the 'Home of Golf'

In 2019, Scotland played host to the Solheim Cup, a competition contested by leading women professional golfers representing Europe and the United States. The event was given further political significance by the fact that it took place in the same year as the United Kingdom left the European Union against the wishes of the majority of Scots who had voted in the 2016 referendum on EU membership. This paper examines the significance of the 2019 Solheim Cup with specific reference to the quasi-mythical status of golf in Scotland and the use of sports events by the Scottish Government and the organisation responsible for Scotland’s tourism strategy, VisitScotland, to enhance the country’s image and attract visitors, particularly from overseas. Initially, discussion focuses on the historical roots of golf in Scotland, and its quasi-mythical claim to be the ‘Home of Golf’, a key motif in the nation’s sports tourism strategy. Attention then turns to a critical examination of contemporary sport tourism policy in …

Type: journal article
Creators: Whigham, Stuart; Bowes, Ali; Kitching, Niamh; Bairner, Alan;
Year: 2021
Access: openAccess
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History of Medicine #24: Suitable for Parenthood: The Eugenics of Reproductive Health in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain

In this seminar Gayle Davis shifts the conceptual framework from characterizations of pregnant women and motherhood more widely to those of women whose pregnancy aspirations required medical assistance, and the degree to which their desire for children was pathologised by medical professionals in postwar Britain. Offering a remarkable insight into the longevity of eugenic paradigms with regards to selecting donors for artificial insemination procedures, and the social perception thereof, the seminar also critically investigates the Feversham Committee of the 1950s and the context informing the often critical views of practitioners questioning the motives of both the would-be mother and would-be donor father. This seminar took place at Oxford Brookes University on 11 December 2012.

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History of Medicine #23: Spinsters and Lesbians as Spiritual Mothers of the British Race

In this seminar Florence Binard explores the dichotomy of ‘eugenic feminists’ in contrast to ‘feminist eugenics’ by focusing primarily on authors of the former group that understood themselves as both feminists as well as eugenicists. Binard critically investigates the works of Edith Ellis, Mary Sharlieb, Frances Swiney, Elizabeth Sloan Chester, and Caleb Saleeby towards illuminating the extent to which debates on reproduction and feminism related to the social construction of childless women and changing perceptions of their wider societal functions. This seminar took place at Oxford Brookes University on 27 November 2012.

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History of Medicine #22: Send in the Clones? Naomi Mitchison (née Haldane)’s Musing on Reproduction, Breeding, Feminism, Socialism and Eugenics from the 1920s to the 1970s

In this seminar Lesley Hall investigates the relationship between feminism and eugenics through the fascinating lens of Naomi Mitchison’s fiction. JBS Haldane’s sister, and very much situated at the centre of the eugenic and literary movements of her time, Naomi Mitchison was a prolific author writing path braking historical fiction amongst other works before turning to Science Fiction. Scrutinizing her personal and political lives, this seminar focuses on three of Mitchison’s postwar works in relation to perceptions of breeding and reproduction, namely Memoirs of a Spacewomen (1962), Solution 3 (1975), and Not by Bread Alone (1983). This seminar took place at Oxford Brookes University on 13 November 2012.

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History of Medicine #21: Women, the Family and Eugenics in Nazi Germany

This seminar offers a particularly insightful, and far ranging investigation of German eugenics before the Nazi rise to power and in its aftermath, focusing on the regime’s various policies to promote professed ‘valuable’ offspring on the one hand, and strategies to prevent and eliminate those deemed undesirable on the other by means of sterilization and euthanasia. This seminar took place at Oxford Brookes University on 30 October 2012

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History of Medicine #20: Eugenics and Maternalism during the Century of Woman: Trends in Eastern Europe

In the larger context of arguing for recasting the twentieth century as ‘the century of woman’, this seminar seeks to highlight the role eugenics played in relationship to maternalism as an example of women’s integration in state making and modernization policies. This seminar took place at Oxford Brookes University on 16 October 2012

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