• New lecturers' beliefs about learning, teaching and assessment in higher education: the role of the PGCLTHE programme

      Norton, Lin; Aiyegbayo, Olaojo; Harrington, Katherine; Elander, James; Reddy, Peter (2011-12-01)
      This study was carried out with new lecturers on a two year Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme in a UK university. The aim was to establish their beliefs about how studying on the programme aligned with their teaching and learning philosophy and what, if anything, had changed or constrained those beliefs. Ten lecturers took part in an in-depth semi-structured interview. Content analysis of the transcripts suggested positive reactions to the programme but lecturers’ new insights were sometimes constrained by departments and university bureaucracy, particularly in the area of assessment. The conflicting roles of research and teaching were also a major issue facing these new professionals.
    • A new macro stress testing approach for financial realignment in the Eurozone

      Apergis, Nicholas; Apergis, Emmanuel; Apergis, Hercules; University of Derby; University of Kent (Elsevier, 2019-02-12)
      Contrary to the common approach of stress-testing under which banks are evaluated whether they are distressed, this empirical study chooses to move from the micro stress test approach to a wider new macro stress test category. By being able to stress testing the entire economy of the Eurozone, it will permit big banks to fail and, at the same time, will open room for new banking players to enter the sector, promoting the essence of a healthy destruction. The analysis performs a battery of stress tests, by implementing VaR, Cornish-Fisher VaR, Monte Carlo VaR, Expected Shortfall, Cornish-Fisher Expected Shortfall, and Monte Carlo Expected Shortfall. At the same time, it explicitly considers the new regulatory approach of IFRS9 to incorporate extreme values from forecasted series in the distributions. The analysis also performs two versions of stress tests, one including TARGET2 and one without it. The results document that future stress tests should include TARGET2 values in order to capture a better picture of the stressed economy. The findings from these stress tests clearly illustrate that although there has been a trough after the distress call of 2008, this trough ended. These are results derived without including the TARGET2 transfers. By including the TARGET2 transfers we receive a different picture that possibly acts as a protective mechanism against any future crisis. Caution is still advised, possibly due to some lingering imbalances within the Eurozone.
    • New Media and the Arab Spring of 2011

      Hudson, Robert Charles; Oboh, Godwin Ehiarekhian; University of Derby (Delmas Communications Ltd, 2012-09-07)
    • A new methodological perspective on the impact of energy consumption on economic growth: time series evidence based on the Fourier approximation for solar energy in the US

      Apergis, Nicholas; Bulut, Unit; University of Derby; Kirsehir Ahi Evran University (Springer, 2020-03-03)
      From the empirical energy literature, it is observed that studies focusing on the energy-economic growth nexus ignore the possible existence of gradual breaks as they employ methods without or with sharp structural breaks. Therefore, one can argue that they may yield biased and inefficient output in the presence of gradual breaks. The goal of this paper is to investigate the impact of solar energy consumption on GDP utilizing quarterly data over the period 1984–2018 for the USA. For this purpose, the paper performs a unit root test and a cointegration test that are based on the Fourier approximation to take gradual breaks into account. The paper also performs the dynamic ordinary least squares estimator to estimate long-run parameters. The findings document that there exists cointegration in the empirical model and that GDP is positively associated with solar energy consumption. Some implications based on the empirical findings are presented in the paper.
    • A new paradigm for deep sustainability: biourbanism

      Tracada, Eleni; Caperna, Antonio; University of Derby; International Society of Biourbanism, Rome, Italy (2013-09-23)
      Biourbanism introduces new conceptual and planning models for a new kind of city, valuing social and economical regeneration of the built environment through developing and healthy communities. Thus, it combines technical aspects, such as zero-emission, energy efficiency, information technology, etc. and the promotion of social sustainability and human well being. In effect, this new paradigm endorses principles of geometrical coherence, Biophilic design, BioArchitecture, Biomimesis, etc. in practices of design and also new urban policies and, especially Biopolitics to promote urban revitalization by ensuring that man-made changes do not have harmful effects to humans. Green city standards start inside the designs of each building and continue either in unbuilt spaces surrounding buildings or inside complex infrastructural networks, connecting buildings and people. The proposed presentation should illustrate how new exciting developments recently, such as fractals, complexity theory, evolutionary biology and artificial intelligence are interrelated and constantly stimulate interaction between human beings and the surrounding environment. New Biophilic solutions in designs of buildings have been proved as attractive opportunities for new markets of housing. Thus, some new infrastructural projects start embracing Biophilic advanced solutions which finally aim at energy efficiency and optimal performance. As parallel activity we can now see emerging new innovative monitoring systems of building health not only in small scale, but also in large scale buildings, such as rail stations, for example, and commercial centres or even sometimes entire educational complexes integrated to new infrastructural projects. Some important case studies are going to be presented; they have been analysed and evaluated by Biourbanism and Biophilia principles and applied methods of design.
    • A new perspective of e-trust in the era of social media: Insights from customer satisfaction data

      Ramanathan, U; Williams, N.L.; Zhang, M; Sa-nguanjin, P; Garza-Reyes, J.A.; Borges, L.A.; Nottingham Trent University; University of Portsmouth; Global University Systems, 30 Holborn, London; University of Derby; et al. (IEEE, 2020-05-20)
      In this era of social media, products and services are sold globally using a few simple clicks online. In such online purchases, trust and familiarity are considered two important driving forces of consumer decision making. While online sales advocate high levels of flexibility and choices for consumers, they also hold the online service provider responsible for ensuring the security of the online user’s data. Using a Structural Equation Model (SEM) with data collected from the online service industry, we test the direct effects of ‘social media-induced purchase intention’ on customer satisfaction. We also test the mediating role of e-commerce/online sales (e-advertisement, e-safety and e-information) on customer satisfaction. In addition to social media advertising and information sharing, we find that a new factor – ‘e-safety’ – mediates the relationship between customer purchase intention and customer satisfaction. Our analysis indicates that online e-trust can be established between the customer and the service company when online purchases are made. At the same time, the quality of online information and e-safety of online payments make the service company trustworthy for future purchases. We relate data analysis directly to managerial decision making to avoid any delay in online customer services in the era of social media.
    • New role raises questions.

      Traynor, Michael; Allan, Helen T.; Dyson, Sue E.; Corbett, Kevin (RCN Publishing Company, 2016-03-16)
      Beware the unintended consequences of the nursing associate role, four leading healthcare figures warn.
    • A new therapeutic community: Development of a compassion-focussed and contextual behavioural environment

      Veale, David; Gilbert, Paul; Wheatley, Jon; Naismith, Iona; King's College London; University of Derby; Institute of Psychiatry; King's College London and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; London UK; Mental Health Research Unit; Kingsway Hospital; Derby UK; Institute of Psychiatry; King's College London and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; London UK; Institute of Psychiatry; King's College London and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; London UK (Wiley, 2014-04-14)
      Social relationships and communities provide the context and impetus for a range of psychological developments, from genetic expression to the development of core self-identities. This suggests a need to think about the therapeutic changes and processes that occur within a community context and how communities can enable therapeutic change. However, the ‘therapeutic communities’ that have developed since the Second World War have been under-researched. We suggest that the concept of community, as a change process, should be revisited within mainstream scientific research. This paper briefly reviews the historical development of therapeutic communities and critically evaluates their current theory, practice and outcomes in a systematic review. Attention is drawn to recent research on the nature of evolved emotion regulation systems, the way these are entrained by social relationships, the importance of affiliative emotions in the regulation of threat and the role of fear of affiliative emotions in psychopathology. We draw on concepts from compassion-focussed therapy, social learning theory and functional analytical psychotherapy to consider how members of a therapeutic community can be aware of each other’s acts of courage and respond using compassion. Living in structured and affiliative-orientated communities that are guided by scientific models of affect and self-regulation offers potential therapeutic advantages over individual outpatient therapy for certain client groups. This conclusion should be investigated further. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    • Newswire messages and sovereign credit ratings: Evidence from European countries under austerity reform programmes.

      Apergis, Nicholas; Curtin University (Elsevier, 2015-01-09)
      The paper examines the role of newswire messages during the European debt crisis. In particular, this study quantifies how this news metric, revealed by statements electronically recorded, as well as by newspaper articles, affects credit ratings. Through a sample of three European countries with sovereign debt problems and under strict austerity programmes, i.e., Greece, Ireland, and Portugal, daily data spanning the period of 2009 to 2011, and parametric, nonparametric and ordered probit panel methodologies, the obtained results document that the news variable significantly affects credit ratings, particularly when news comes from market sources but less so when the news is from politicians.
    • Nexus of circular economy and sustainable performance in the era of digitalization

      Agrawal, Rohit; Wankhede, Vishal Ashok; Kumar, Anil; Upadhyay, Arvind; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo; National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, India; Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar, India; London Metropolitan University; University of Brighton; University of Derby (Emerald, 2021-04-01)
      This study aims to conduct a comprehensive review and network-based analysis by exploring future research directions in the nexus of circular economy (CE) and sustainable business performance (SBP) in the context of digitalization. A systematic literature review methodology was adopted to present the review in the field of CE and SBP in the era of digitalization. WOS and SCOPUS databases were considered in the study to identify and select the articles. The bibliometric study was carried out to analyze the significant contributions made by authors, various journal sources, countries and different universities in the field of CE and SBP in the era of digitalization. Further, network analysis is carried out to analyze the collaboration among authors from different countries. The study revealed that digitalization could be a great help in developing sustainable circular products. Moreover, the customers' involvement is necessary for creating innovative sustainable circular products using digitalization. A move toward the product-service system was suggested to accelerate the transformation toward CE and digitalization. The paper discusses digitalization and CE practices' adoption to enhance the SP of the firms. This work's unique contribution is the systematic literature analysis and bibliometric study to explore future research directions in the nexus of CE and SP in the context of digitalization. The present study has been one of the first efforts to examine the literature of CE and SBP integration from a digitalization perspective along with bibliometric analysis.
    • Ngland: Exposure Festival

      Harris, Philip; University of Derby (Exposure Festival, 2020-02-03)
      This short film is a companion work to A Profound Difference and presents a visual meditation on the political events and social environment that arose due to the UK Referendum on EU Membership. The film was made with a clockwork 16mm camera, centred on an England flag, flown in the garden of a suburban house in the Midlands, England. The film consists of an entire reel of 16mm cine film, with no cuts or edits. The film was made with the camera in a fixed position with a change in the frame rate to suggest a sense of misplaced elegance in the slow-motion footage, against erratic action and confusion in the fast motion sections as the flag becomes tangled on the pole that supports it. The legend “ENGLAND” never quite reveals itself in full, with the “E” remaining partially concealed throughout. The film has been hand-processed and is presented with all the faults, glitches and mistakes as evidence of the physicality of film. The work was exhibited in two parts for Exposure Festival 2020, Calgary. A large-scale sequence of scanned sections of film was exhibited at 621 Gallery, University of Calgary. A digital transfer of the film was exhibited at Calgary Contemporary. Where the projected film presents the flag though the cinematic illusion of time and space, the scanned segments decompose the film into discreet fragments. The behaviour of the flag, with the faults, marks and scratches that occurred through hand processing the film, act as metaphors for the impact of this political process on the social fabric of the country. The work was supported by a public presentation at Calgary Contemporary, 3rd February, where I explored the use of analogue media for exploring issues of politics. The presentation provided the foundation for the published paper.
    • NHBC Foundation: improving recruitment of young people into home building : a compendium of resources

      Marriott, John; Moore, Nicki; University of Derby (University of Derby, 2014-12-18)
      This document is a resource of home building and construction related careers and promotional material for young people seeking to work in the sector. It is organised under general careers resources, home building specific resources, construction and STEM resources. The resources are organised under the organisation providing the resource, name of the scheme they offer, the target sector and age group it is aimed at the type of resource and description.
    • NHBC Foundation: improving recruitment of young people into home building : a literature review

      Marriott, John; Moore, Nicki; University of Derby (University of Derby, 2014-12-18)
      This literature review was undertaken to support research into young people's attitudes to careers in house building. The review is based on database searches supplemented by the evidence gathered during stakeholder interviews and through requests made to the wider careers and home building sectors. In order to fully answer the main research questions, the literature mapping the barriers faced by young people to working within the sector was explored. Based on the review a set of criteria for analysing and categorising industry sector initiatives will also be developed. The criteria will be presented as a separate compendium of opportunities.
    • NHS values of data management

      Grace, Jamie; University of Derby (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2009-02)
    • Night Circus

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (Oriel Davies Gallery, 2016-10)
      “Night Circus” (Screen-printed Artists Book) exhibited in the Imaginary worlds exhibition. Imaginary Worlds was an exhibition of artworks by 52 illustration and book artists from Wales, other parts of the UK, Europe and Australia.
    • Night Circus; An artists publication

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (2015-10)
      The Sheffield 5th International Artist’s Book Prize and exhibition showcased over 200 books selected from nearly 400 individual entries coming from 42 different countries. The publication was developed to explore my use of narrative and sequencing using screen-printing and collage. Characters were created initially using the medium of mono-printing and then collaged by hand and created into various colour separations to take forward into screen-print. The objective of the project was to explore the surreal nature of the narrative and create characters, and an environment that depicted this within the restrictions of the traditional print media and book format.
    • The Night Siren 1, The Night Siren 2 & The Night Siren 3

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (Surface Gallery, 2017-01)
      A set of screen-printed postcards, The International Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
    • Nightbreed - the cabal cut

      Cherrington, Russell; University of Derby (Seraphim Films / Morgan Creek Films, 2017-12-01)
      Nightbreed is a 1990 Fantasy/Horror Film created by Polymath Clive Barker. In 2012 Russell Cherrington with the aid of Jimmi Johnson took all the available film elements, work prints, original cinema release and the 2nd draft script. The question was can the film be recreated and would it have an impact and a meaning in 2012. The finished film was screened at over 50 Film Festivals around the world from 2013 to 2015. It led to the Occupy Midian movement with over 10,000 follwers on Twitter, Facebook and the Internet. The film was restored into a Directors Cut in 2015 and finally in 2017 the Cabal Cut was released on Blu Ray.
    • No change there then: Perceptions of vocational education in a coalition era

      Atkins, Liz; University of Huddersfield (BERA, 01/09/2012)
      This paper explores the findings of a qualitative study carried out in summer 2010 on behalf of City and Guilds Centre for Skills Development (CSD), which explored young peoples perceptions of vocational education. The participants, drawn from schools and colleges across England, were pursuing a broad range of vocational programmes. Data were gathered using a series of focus groups and individual interviews and analysed using a thematic approach within a Bourdieusian theoretical framework drawing on notions of structure and agency, field and habitus as well as on the extensive body of literature exploring vocational education and school to work transitions for young people. The field work for the study was conducted at the time of the General Election and this analysis also contextualises the findings in terms of the Coalition response to the Wolf Review of Vocational Education (2011). The key findings of the study suggest that serendipity, contingent events and influence of significant others rather than Careers Education and Guidance (CEG) are most significant in choice of vocational programme and that young peoplesunderstandings of possible career paths vary in sophistication, differentiated by age group, level of programme and subject area. Further, their perceptions of the attractiveness of vocational education and training are closely associated with the value they place on their courses and wider societal perception of those courses which they consider to be negative, suggesting that pre-Coalition policy has been unsuccessful in addressing issues of parity of esteem. The paper discusses these findings in the context of contemporary educational structures in England which inhibit transfer from vocational to academic routes and ongoing issues around parity of esteem, and explores their implications for the most marginalised young people particularly those who are engaged with vocational education at its lowest mainstream levels and those who are NEET - in the context of current Coalition policy. The paper concludes that whilst some recent policy initiatives, such as the proposed introduction of University Technical Colleges for 14-19 year olds may be successful in raising the esteem of some types of specialised vocational education, broad vocational courses at lower levels, and those short courses associated with employabilityand reengagement, are likely to continue to be held in lower esteem and to confer little educational advantage on those young people, largely drawn from working class backgrounds, who pursue them.