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The University of Hertfordshire is a public research university in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. The university is based largely in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Its antecedent institution, Hatfield Technical College, was founded in 1952 and was identified as one of 25 Colleges of Technology in the United Kingdom in 1959. In 1992, Hatfield Polytechnic was granted university status by the British government and subsequently renamed University of Hertfordshire. From the time it was awarded university status, Hertfordshire's enrolment has steadily increased. As of 2013, it has 25,130 students and 2,358 staff, 812 of which are academic members of staff. It has more than 5,200 international students and a global network of more than 160,000 alumni. Hertfordshire is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities and University Alliance. The university has an annual turnover of £234m.The university's academic activities are organised into 11 schools, within which there are around 50 academic departments and 24 research centres. The university has a unique history in training aerospace engineers. The university offers courses in architecture, astronomy, business, computing, education, engineering, humanities, natural science, pharmacy and social science. Wikipedia.

Troop N.A.,University of Hertfordshire
Clinical psychology & psychotherapy | Year: 2014

Following previous cross-sectional research adopting an evolutionary approach to social rank and eating disorders, the present study explored the predictive value of social rank for changes in eating disorder symptoms in a 6-month longitudinal study. Seventy-three women and men with a history of eating disorders were followed up over 6 months. A broad range of measures of social rank were used to determine whether social rank at baseline predicted residual changes in eating disorder symptoms. Low social rank (in terms of perceived external entrapment and submissive behaviour) predicted an increase in symptoms of anorexia but not symptoms of bulimia. The predictive value of low social rank was not mediated by changes in depressive symptoms. Perceived low rank predicts an increase in anorexic symptoms. However, further research is required to determine the precise nature of how social rank exerts its influence on the development of eating disorder symptoms. Self-perceived low social rank predicts an increase in anorexic symptoms but not bulimic symptoms. The effect of low social rank on changes in anorexic symptoms was not mediated by changes in depressive symptoms. Interventions for anorexia nervosa may need to incorporate techniques for increasing status and/or self-compassion. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Source

Illness perceptions refer to organized beliefs surrounding the symptoms, consequences, time course, controllability, and causes of an illness. Illness perceptions have been shown to predict a range of psychosocial and clinical outcomes in patients with ESRD including depression, nonadherence, and even survival. Accordingly, personal illness beliefs are novel yet potentially modifiable prognostic factors. Studies are required to assert whether illness perception-based interventions deliver the promise of improved subjective and clinical well-being in patients with ESRD. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Source

Delduc F.,CNRS Physics Laboratory | Magro M.,CNRS Physics Laboratory | Vicedo B.,University of Hertfordshire
Physical Review Letters | Year: 2014

An integrable deformation of the type IIB AdS5×S5 superstring action is presented. The deformed field equations, Lax connection, and κ-symmetry transformations are given. The original psu(2,2|4) symmetry is expected to become q deformed. © 2014 American Physical Society. Source

Hughes G.,University of Hertfordshire
Research in Sports Medicine | Year: 2014

There is considerable evidence to support a number of biomechanical risk factors associated with non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. This paper aims to review these biomechanical risk factors and highlight future directions relating to them. Current perspectives investigating trunk position and relationships between strength, muscle activity and biomechanics during landing/cutting highlight the importance of increasing hamstring muscle force during dynamic movements through altering strength, muscle activity, muscle length and contraction velocity. In particular, increased trunk flexion during landing/cutting and greater hamstring strength are likely to increase hamstring muscle force during landing and cutting which have been associated with reduced ACL injury risk. Decision making has also been shown to influence landing biomechanics and should be considered when designing tasks to assess landing/cutting biomechanics. Coaches should therefore promote hamstring strength training and active trunk flexion during landing and cutting in an attempt to reduce ACL injury risk. Copyright © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Source

Hodgson G.M.,University of Hertfordshire
Ecological Economics | Year: 2010

Darwinism offers a highly abstract and general meta-theoretical framework to help understand both natural and social evolution. This framework is of significance for ecological economics because it addresses the evolution and coevolution of biological systems and sets of human institutions. This paper outlines this framework and charts its historical origins since the time of Darwin. It is suggested that this over-arching framework is useful for ecological economics as a common meta-narrative within which more detailed examinations of both institutional and ecological mechanisms may be placed. Applying Darwinism in this manner does not mean that institutions or organizations are explained in purely biological terms: it means that Darwinian principles are not confined to biology. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

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