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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.


Duffy R.,University of Derby
Nurse Education Today | Year: 2013

This aim of this research was to investigate the academic role of the nurse educator and its contribution to the formation of personal academic identity. Data was gathered using in-depth interviews (n = 14) with experienced nurse educators employed within pre-1992 and post-1992 universities. Prolonged analysis, reflection and theorisation of the findings indicated that participants experienced multiple challenges when seeking to assimilate personal academic identity, adopting, and adapting a variety of identities over time. A conceptual model of identity transformation encompassing five stages: pre-entry, reaffirming, surmounting, stabilising and actualising, provides a useful analytical framework to inform and shape the professional development of nurse educators. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.


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.


Joint pain related to haemophilia affects large numbers of people and has a significant impact on their quality of life. This article reviews evidence about behavioural and psychological aspects of joint pain in haemophilia, and considers that evidence in the context of research on other chronic pain conditions. The aim is to inform initiatives to improve pain self-management among people with haemophilia (PWH). Reduced pain intensity predicts better physical quality of life, so better pain management should lead to improved physical quality of life. Increased pain acceptance predicts better mental quality of life, so acceptance-based approaches to self-management could potentially be adapted for PWH. Pain self-management interventions could include elements designed to: improve assessment of pain; increase understanding of the difference between acute and chronic pain; improve adherence to clotting factor treatment; improve knowledge and understanding about the benefits and costs of using pain medications; improve judgements about what is excessive use of pain medication; increase motivation to self-manage pain; reduce negative emotional thinking about pain; and increase pain acceptance. The influence of behavioural and psychological factors related to pain are similar in haemophilia and other chronic pain conditions, so there should be scope for self-management approaches and interventions developed for other chronic pain conditions to be adapted for haemophilia, provided that careful account is taken of the need to respond promptly to acute bleeding pain by administering clotting factor. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


Crouch D.,University of Derby
Cultural Geographies | Year: 2010

For over a decade landscape has been exemplary of the critical debates between representational and so-called non-representational theories affecting cultural geographies. At the same time discussions concerning mobility contest the familiar emphasis upon the habitual and situated character of landscape and its role in the work of representations. This article offers a contribution to the growing awareness of a need to try and engage these debates surrounding landscape across geographical, anthropological, cultural and art theory amongst others. It considers different debates on landscape through the notion of spacing particularly in terms of how we understand artwork and representation, insistently in comparison with wider kinds of practice. Landscape is considered as the expressive-poetics of spacing in a way that makes possible a dynamic relationality between representation and practices both situated and mobile. © The Author(s) 2010.


The observations that Archean continental crust and the subcontinental lithospheric mantle (SCLM) have different compositions from their Phanerozoic counterparts, that komatiite extraction models for the origin of the Archean SCLM do not work, and that non-arc Archean basalts are not necessarily formed in a plume setting are used to challenge the mantle plume model for the formation of the Archean SCLM. Petrological modeling suggests that, instead, the SCLM formed at a hot ocean ridge giving rise to dense, Fe-rich basaltic ocean crust and highly depleted thick oceanic lithosphere. Typically this lithosphere would subduct, but where slab melting and tonalite-trondhjemite-granodiorite (TTG) production took place, the SCLM coupled to felsic crust would be sufficiently buoyant to be conserved. Thus Archean SCLM is transposed normal Archean oceanic lithosphere created at a hot ridge. © 2010 Geological Society of America.

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