The University of Derby is a public university in the city of Derby, England. It traces its history back to the establishment of the Derby Diocesan Institution for the Training of Schoolmistresses in 1851 and gained university status in 1992 as one of the new universities.The university provides nearly 300 study programmes at undergraduate level. Undergraduate programmes as well as short courses, foundation degrees and postgraduate degrees cover most academic disciplines and subdisciplines.Currently the university is home to around 22,000 students in all areas of study. Wikipedia.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: PHC-26-2014 | Award Amount: 4.95M | Year: 2015
Most adults who try to lose weight fail to maintain it. Obesity is a key economic and healthcare challenge for Europe. Effective interventions and commercial programmes for weight loss are widely available, but most people re-gain their lost weight. Currently few comprehensive solutions exist to help Europeans manage weight loss maintenance (WLM). Current research suggests the most promising evidence-based behaviour change techniques for WLM are self-monitoring, goal setting, action control, building self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation. Recent research also suggests that stress management and emotion regulation skills are key enablers of relapse prevention and weight-regain. Information technology offers attractive tools for teaching and supporting these techniques, some of which are currently delivered through resource-intensive face-to-face therapies. ICT-delivery includes networked-wireless tracking technologies, weighing-scales and activity sensors, online tools and smart-phone apps, multi-media resources and internet-based support. A broad choice of tools is most likely to be acceptable to users, who can pick and choose their own preferred technologies. The NoHoW project tests whether ICT-based delivery of the most promising evidence-based behavior change techniques is effective for WLM. We will carry out a large-scale international 3-centre trial of information technology tools that implement the most up-to-date behavioural science research. This trial will establish the effectiveness of these ICT tools in supporting WLM, linked to studies of European consumer needs and behaviour. Impact: The project will directly feed results into development of new products and services from the UKs largest commercial weight-loss provider, Slimming World providing immediate benefit to 500,000\ consumers. Commercialisation of project results will provide much needed WLM services that promote health education and long-term weight management programmes.
Rollinson H.,University of Derby
Earth and Planetary Science Letters | Year: 2012
New geochemical data for the Lewisian granulites of NW Scotland show that the protolith to the neoArchaean Scourie granulites was a tonalite containing a mafic hydrous phase, most probably hornblende. This observation when combined with recent thermobarometric calculations and new partial melting studies on the Lewisian makes it very probable that the Lewisian granulites experienced fluid-absent melting. Partial melting calculations based upon a proxy for the unmelted granulite protolith demonstrate that Scourie granulite protolith was depleted in both LILE (Rb, Th, U) and HFSE (Ta) relative to unmelted amphibolite facies Lewisian gneisses of the same age. Both granulite facies and amphibolite facies gneisses are members of the tonalite-trondhjemite-granidiorite (TTG) magmatic suite. Nb/Ta ratios in the TTG granulite protolith are suprachondritic and can be attributed to the partial melting of a basaltic source with a rutile eclogite residue, whereas the amphibolite facies TTG gneisses possess Nb/Ta ratios which are subchondritic and can be attributed to the partial melting of a basaltic source with a garnet amphibolite residue. However, these differences do not account for the differences in LILE between the two suites implying that in addition the two basaltic precursors were different. It is proposed that the depleted character of the tonalitic protolith to the Scourie granulites was inherited from ultra-depleted basalt with very low concentrations of Rb, Th, U and Ta. Felsic melts formed during partial melting are no longer present in the granulite terrane and were probably removed to the upper crust, now removed by erosion. Thus partial melting of the Lewisian granulites contributed to the process of crustal fractionation. The process of fluid-absent melting in the Lewisian took place ca 200. Ma after crust formation. This long time interval indicates that the stabilisation and differentiation of the crust was probably a separate event from that of crust formation. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 81.24K | Year: 2016
To develop the systems and processes to maximise the value of the waste outputs from commercial building construction.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 93.83K | Year: 2016
To develop the next generation of primary conical suspension unit for rail coaches, incorporation condition monitoring devices.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 98.95K | Year: 2015
To select and optimise emerging advanced manufacturing techniques and develop novel applications of existing manufacturing techniques to offer manufacture and assembly of complex geometric shapes.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 98.86K | Year: 2015
To develop capability in new and emerging manufacturing technologies to be incorporated into new product development and manufacturing processes.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 91.93K | Year: 2015
To enable the capability road map to be implemented which included automation of composite manufacture and processing for automotive, aerospace and commercial sectors.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 88.98K | Year: 2016
To produce the next generation sewage processing equipment for: Trouble-free operation , good de-watering, reasonable polymer consumption, better gas production, automatic maintenance schedules and remote monitoring.
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 103.96K | Year: 2015
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Knowledge Transfer Partnership | Award Amount: 135.63K | Year: 2015
To extend the range of inspection services and access methods leading to new and safer operations.