Stafford, United Kingdom

Staffordshire University

www.staffs.ac.uk
Stafford, United Kingdom

Staffordshire University is a university in Staffordshire, England. It has two main campuses based in the city of Stoke-on-Trent and in the county town of Stafford, with other campuses in Lichfield and Shrewsbury. Wikipedia.

SEARCH FILTERS
Time filter
Source Type

News Article | May 17, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

The editor-in-chief of the new book, Forensic Science Education and Training, is Dr. Anna Williams of the University of Huddersfield THE study of forensic science has been a major growth area, resulting in a massive global demand for teachers and lecturers who are up to speed with the latest educational developments in the discipline. Now, the University of Huddersfield's Dr Anna Williams - Principal Enterprise Fellow in Forensic Anthropology - is editor-in-chief of a new book that will help to seal the skills gap. Titled Forensic Science Education and Training, the book has 21 contributors from around the world, who have written chapters that deal with almost every aspect of forensic science and crime scene investigation and how it is taught. Topics include the training of practitioners in DNA profiling; innovative teaching methods that include apps and e-gaming; student exercises for mock crime scene and disaster scenarios; and the design of courses in the investigation of sexual offences. "It's not a text book for students," emphasised Dr Williams. "It is for lecturers and teaching assistants and all people who train forensic practitioners, helping them to design courses and practical exercises." Forensic Science Education and Training is the first book of its type and Dr Williams has been involved in the ambitious project for the past six years. Her co-editors are Professor John Paul Cassella, of Staffordshire University, and Dr Peter Maskell, of Abertay University. The editors collaborated on the opening and closing chapters - dealing with the past, present and future of forensic education - and Dr Williams's contributions also include a sole-authored chapter on forensic anthropology teaching practice. She covers the theory of the subject and aspects that include the use of human skeletal material for teaching purposes, plus post-mortem examinations. She also collaborated with Peter Cross from UCLAN on a chapter describing the educational use of taphonomy facilities - often dubbed "body farms" - for the study of decomposition. With Kris Thomson, she writes about virtual anatomy teaching aids and with Anna-Maria Muller and Luke Taylor, she covers online teaching aids, such as scientific demonstration apps and social networks. "Forensic science has massively exploded as a subject," said Dr Williams. "There are more calls for degrees in it, so more calls for people learning how to teach it."


Patent
Staffordshire University | Date: 2017-01-25

An item of footwear including a sole assembly that comprises at least an outsole and an insole, and further comprising one or more shear force-reducing coupling elements (30) disposed between the insole and the ground. The coupling elements (30) are adapted to permit limited displacement, in a plane parallel, in use, to the ground, of overlying components of the item of footwear. The coupling elements (30) provide less resistance to displacement of overlying components of the item of footwear in a first direction than in a second, reverse direction.


Patent
Staffordshire University | Date: 2015-03-17

An item of footwear including a sole assembly that comprises at least an outsole and an insole, and further comprising one or more shear force-reducing coupling elements (30) disposed between the insole and the ground. The coupling elements (30) are adapted to permit limited displacement, in a plane parallel, in use, to the ground, of overlying components of the item of footwear. The coupling elements (30) provide less resistance to displacement of overlying components of the item of footwear in a first direction than in a second, reverse direction.


Davies S.J.,Staffordshire University
Nature Reviews Nephrology | Year: 2013

Peritoneal dialysis is now a well established, mature treatment modality for advanced chronic kidney disease. The medium term (at least 5 year) survival of patients on peritoneal dialysis is currently equivalent to that of those on haemodialysis, and is particularly good in patients who are new to renal replacement therapy and have less comorbidity. Nevertheless the modality needs to keep pace with the constantly evolving challenges associated with the provision and delivery of health care. These challenges, which are gradually converging at a global level, include ageing of the population, multimorbidity of patients, containment of cost, increasing self care and environmental issues. In this context, peritoneal dialysis faces particular challenges that include multiple barriers to the therapy and unsatisfactory and poorly defined technique survival as well as limitations relating to intrinsic aspects of the therapy, such as peritoneal membrane longevity and hypoalbuminaemia. To move the therapy forward and favourably influence health-care policy, the peritoneal dialysis community needs to integrate their research effort more effectively by undertaking clinically meaningful studies-with a strong focus on technique survival-that are supported by multidisciplinary expertise in patient-centred outcomes, study design and analysis. © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.


Ward A.B.,Staffordshire University
European Journal of Neurology | Year: 2012

Background: Spasticity occurs after stroke and gives rise to substantial burden for patients and caregivers. Although it has been studied for many years, its definition continues to undergo reconsideration and revision. This partly reflects the diversity of its manifestations and that its pathophysiology, although well studied, is still debated. Methods: A literature review was carried out to define the pathophysiology and risk factors for onset of post-stroke spasticity. Results: It is clear that an acquired brain injury, including stroke, results in an imbalance of inhibitory and excitatory impulses that leads to upper motor neuron symptoms and that the location and extent of the lesions result in differing symptoms and degrees of spastic severity. The onset of spasticity is highly variable and may occur shortly or more than 1year after stroke. The current understanding of spasticity onset is complicated by the role of contractures, which have been assumed to arise out of spasticity but may have a role in its cause. Other possibly predictive factors for the risk of post-stroke spasticity have been identified, including early arm and leg weakness, left-sided weakness, early reduction in activities of daily living, and a history of smoking. Conclusions: Further understanding of spasticity risk factors is necessary for the development and integration of early interventions and preventive measures to reduce spasticity onset and severity. © 2011 The Author(s). European Journal of Neurology © 2011 EFNS.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-IF-EF-ST | Phase: MSCA-IF-2015-EF | Award Amount: 183.45K | Year: 2017

The examination of physical evidence and the environment in which it is found remains pivotal in the investigation of crime. There has also been a greater appreciation in recent years of the role of archaeologists in forensic contexts where buried or concealed evidence exists. However, recording techniques in forensic archaeological work, and in crime scene investigation in general, essentially remain focused on traditional means of documenting, sketching and photographing environments. These techniques can be laborious and they do not provide data outputs suitable for presentation in Court to non-experts. A number of novel, digital non-invasive methods which have the potential to increase search efficiency and accuracy, permit access to difficult and/or dangerous environments, create a more accurate record of buried or concealed evidence and provide more effective means of presenting evidence in Court. In order to develop and apply novel digital recording methods and 5D, 4D and 3D modelling techniques for use by forensic archaeologists and crime scene investigators, the Dig For-Arch project is proposed. This project will aim to change the way in which buried and concealed evidence is analysed at crime scenes through these new techniques and through an associated programme of training and support for specialists and professionals working in this area. The Dig For-Arch project will offer the opportunity for the Experienced Researcher to engage in a new field of study (forensic science and forensic archaeology), thus diversifying his portfolio of work and offering new trajectories for his future career. The new field in which he will be working will benefit from his extensive expertise developed in other areas and from the cross-sector/cross-disciplinary expertise of the wider project group. Little has been published on digital recording of crime scenes and therefore the creation of new protocols tested in the field is highly recommended.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 72.60K | Year: 2015

To develop an advanced data analytics platform for predictive analysis of data generated from customer transactions within Micro Markets; improving data capture and business insight to increase sales and profitability.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 35.39K | Year: 2016

To embed an innovative business intelligence platform into the company and its 4,000 trade customers to improve inter company communication and strategic decision making.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 72.60K | Year: 2016

To develop an intelligent mobile device routing system to collect global data and use predictive analytics to identify the most profitable routs for devices, drive purchasing strategy and use AI - machine learning to identify new market opportunities


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 113.90K | Year: 2015

To establish an holistic test development environment enabling design engineers to create and end users to execute test procedures on leading-edge automotive powertrain management systems for remanufacture.

Loading Staffordshire University collaborators
Loading Staffordshire University collaborators