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HEFCE’s new OA policy in the post-2014 REF environment.  I’ll look at this today and comment a bit later.

UPDATE, or, my definition of ‘a bit later’

First impressions - repositories will play a vital part in the next REF; HEFCE’s OA policy is a lot less rigid than I thought it would be, and stresses a lot of ‘exceptions’; the policy is focussed more on Open Access, and less on Open Access publishing

  • To be eligible for the next REF, certain outputs should be made Open Access.
  • This applies to research published after 1 April 2016
  • OA = the author’s final peer-reviewed manuscript must have been deposited in an institutional repository 
  • This requirement applies only to journal articles and conference proceedings with an ISSN
  • It doesn’t apply to monographs, book chapters, creative or practice-based research etc.
  • Publisher embargo periods will be ‘respected’, so authors can comply with HEFCE’s policy by making a ‘closed deposit’.
  • Closed deposits ‘will be admissible to the REF

So it’s more first steps that giant leaps.  

Here’s a response by Stevan Harnad.


Great video from the British Library on how three researchers have used EThOS for finding material on their subject, structuring their thesis and finding academic contacts.

(via uoslibrarysocsci)

Open Access: How it will change your (professional) life

Trainer: David Ball


Tuesday 18th March 2014

I attended this workshop, held by the UK eInformation Group (UKeiG) at CILIP in London, on Tuesday 18th March 2014. 

The one-day workshop was attended by a dozen or so representatives from a variety of HEIs, FE colleges, NHS trusts, and other independent scholarly institutions, and was led by David Ball of David Ball Consulting.  The day began with a summation of the growth of Open Access, defined important terms related to the OA movement, and also examined the challenges and opportunities we might need to address in the future.    There was some opportunity for discussion with peers from outside the HE sector, and I found the day to be incredibly useful.

The programme was as follows:

  • Definitions of Open Access
  • Costs of Open Access
  • The growth of Open Access
  • Quality
  • Copyright
  • Obstacles and usage
  • Influence on the research process
  • Recent developments with OA textbooks


Consolidation of my knowledge of OA was the primary reason for me wanting to attend this workshop, and having the major terms reiterated by information professionals was very satisfying and cemented my understanding of things like ‘green’, ‘gold’, ‘libre’, and ‘gratis’ Open Access.  Similarly, spending time considering the growth of OA, and the costs involved in its implication, was a timely exercise given that the University is in the process of mapping out an OA policy.  The workshop examined the implications of the Finch report, the response of UK funding bodies, and how institutions might meet the cost of Article Processing Charges (APCs); these issues are beginning to factor in discussions with academic staff at forums like the REF core group.   Other concerns that have been raised, such as peer review and quality control regarding OA, copyright worries, and the storage of open data were addressed also, and I will now feel a lot more confident when fielding these types of questions. 

The concept of OA as being a Disruptive Technology was also considered in relation to what is essentially a general publishing revolution.  The Open Access Initiative was situated alongside Gutenberg and the advent of the printing press in terms of its importance, contextualising OA and giving plenty of ammunition for future advocacy.  This element of the workshop is certainly timely and will inform my own position taking the repository forward and when implementing the OA policy of the University.  The consensus was that there needs to be a philosophical change with regard to academic publishing, and that concepts like ‘e-journals’, ‘monographs’, and ‘e-books’ were probably unhelpful, and that better terminology (one that don’t simply reinforce the structure of print media) might hasten this change.

The assumed level of understanding was low, and I felt able to contribute much to the discussions.  I was able to reconcile my current knowledge of OA with that put forward by an expert, and I came away from the workshop with a more confident understanding of Open Access.

I need to read this over again before making any sort of comment, but thought I’d post it now.  It’s a useful piece of writing, and Charles Oppenheim often makes an awful lot of sense when it comes to publishing and copyright.

Please have a look at Julien Germain’s work, Found on SURE:

From the abstract: 

Germain was commissioned by RKL Art Consultants to produce a permanent new artwork for the redevelopment of Sunderland Central train station for operator, Nexus.

Thanks to Katie Sandersfield for this fab design


October was a busy month in terms of additions to SURE.  Here’s a list of what was added. 

Mytton, GrahamArcher, DavidSt Clair Gibson, Alan and Thompson, Kevin (2014) Reliability and stability of performances in 400-m swimming and 1500-m running. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 95. ISSN 1555-0265 (In Press)

Drainville, Elaine and Saeed, Amir (2013) A right to exist. A Palestinian speaks. Feminist Media Studies, 13 (5). ISSN 1471-5902 (In Press)

Drainville, Elaine and Saeed, Amir (2013) A right to exist. A Palestinian speaks. Feminist Media Studies, 13 (5). ISSN 1471-5902 (In Press)

Kerr-Koch, KathleenNash, Geoffrey and Hackett, Sarah (2013) Postcolonialism and Islam. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-71057-2

Dawson, Maria and Cook, Freda (2013) Student Support in Education: You get out what you put in. In: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 18 - 19 Nov 2013, Seville, Spain. (In Press)

Dawson, Maria and Reed, Katharine (2013) How To Communicate Effectively With adult Learners. In: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 18 - 19 Nov 2013, Seville, Spain. (In Press)

McKay, Carol and Plouviez, Arabella (2013) Are We All Photographers Now? Exhibiting and Commissioning Photography in the Age of Web 2.0. In: The Versatile Image. Leurven University PRess. (In Press)

Plouviez, ArabellaMoschovi, Alexandra and McKay, Carol (2013) The Versatile Image, Photography, Digital Technologies and the Internet. Leuven University Press. ISBN 978 90 5867 975 8 (In Press)

Rushton, Peter (2013) Exile ands Suffering in the Construction of Identity: narrayives of Banishment, Exile and Return in 17th and 18th Century Britain and Ireland. In: Border Crossings: Narration, Nation and Imagination in Scots and Itish Literature and Culture. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 29-54. ISBN 978-1-4438-5229-6

Hayes, Catherine and Collins, M (2013) Significance of clinical history taking in healthcare provision. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 07 (10). pp. 494-499.

Hayes, Catherine and Collins, Michael (2013) Significance of clinical history taking in healthcare provision. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 7 (10). pp. 494-499.

Bainbridge, Eric (2013) ERIC BAINBRIDGE - COLLAGES. [Show/Exhibition]

Bainbridge, Eric (2013) 'TIP OF THE ICEBERG'. [Show/Exhibition]

Thorley, Wendy (2013) Working Memory Impairement - what does this mean for learning and life? In: Conference Development and Organisation, 2 Oct 2013, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)

Anderson, Rosaleen (2013) News from the North: new developments in cystinosis research. In: National Study Day: Update on Care of Patients with Cystinosis, 1st October 2013, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (UK)..

Taras, Maddalena (2013) Using Self-assessment in the Curriculum. In: Employability, Enterprise, Your Students and You, 19 Sep 2013, Buckingham New University. (Unpublished)

Clyde, Helen and Cooper, Bridget (2013) Waiting for OFSTED affect, learning and the impact of inspection on teacher educators -part 1.BERA Annual conference, Sussex University September 2-5th September 2013. In: BERA Annual Conference Sussex University, 2-5 Sep 2013, Sussex University.

Gregson, MargaretNixon, Lawrence and Kearney, Sheila (2013) Joint Practice Development: new research policy and practice partnerships in action in the FE and Skills Sector. In: British Education Research Association Conference, 3 - 5 Sep 2013, Falmer, University of Sussex.

Hayes, Peter (2013) Preface. In: Teori & Praksis Sejarah Gagasan. Penerbit Kanisius, Indonesia, pp. 5-6. ISBN 978-979-21-3631-9

Ahmad, N and Nazar, Hamde (2013) Investigating the views of undergraduate pharmacy students towards physician assisted suicide (PAS). International Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 21 (S2). p. 40.

Ahsan, M and Nazar, Hamde (2013) An investigation of how personal smoking habits affect a healthcare professional’s (HCPs) ability and motivation to provide effective smoking cessation advice and consultation: Perspectives of undergraduate pharmacy students. In: Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference 2013. , Birmingham..

Ahsan, M and Nazar, Hamde (2013) An investigation of how personal smoking habits affect a healthcare professional’s (HCPs) ability and motivation to provide effective smoking cessation advice and consultation: Perspectives of undergraduate pharmacy students. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 21 (S2). pp. 24-25.

Andrew, Inga and Nazar, Hamde (2013) A palliative care (PC) hospice placement: Students’ qualitative evaluation of experience-based learning. In: Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference 2013. , 8 - 9 Sep 2013, Birmingham.

Brierley-Jones, LynCrawley, RosalindAyres, S and Lomax, S (2013) Stillbirth and Stigma: the spoiling and repair of multiple social identities. In: BSA 45th Medical Sociology Annual Conference , Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th September 2013, University of York, UK.

Cooper, Bridget (2013) Supporting outstanding pupil progress in an area of social and economic deprivation: a case study in a cluster of five schools. BERA Annual conference. In: BERA Annual Conference 2013, 2-5 Sep 2013, Sussex University.

Dawson, Jack (2013) Kith and Kin Conference & Contemporary Glass Society Conference. In: Kith and Kin Conference, 12-13 Oct 2013, National Glass Centre, Sunderland. (Unpublished)

Elmarakbi, AhmedRengaraj, ChandrasekaranWheatley, Alan and Elkady, M (2013) Integration of Active Chassis Control Systems for Improved Vehicle Handling Performance. International Journal of Dynamics and Control. ISSN 2195-2698 (In Press)

Robson, KennethTrimble, Robert and MacIntyre, John (2013) The inhibitors and enablers of maintenance and manufacturing strategy: a cross-case analysis. International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management. ISSN 0975-6809

Todd, AdamNazar, HamdeAndrew, IngaBaker, L and Husband, Andy (2013) Quantification of drug-related toxicity associated with the prescribing of inappropriate medicines for patients with limited life expectancy. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 21 (S2). pp. 90-91.

Wilkes, Scott (2013) Long-acting reversible contraception. British Journal of General Practice (BJGP), 63 (614). p. 463. ISSN 1478-5242

Cuthill, Fiona (2013) Understanding the ways in which health visitors manage anxiety in cross-cultural work: a qualitative study. Primary Health Care Research and Development. ISSN 1463-4236 (In Press)

Taras, Maddalena (2013) Self-assessment: perspectives from the self-regulation and formative assessment fields. In: 15th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction: “‘Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning”, 27-31 Aug 2013, Munich. (Unpublished)

Bowler, Richard (2013) The Risky Business of Challenging Risk: youth work, young people and the lense of race. In: Constructing Risky Identities in Policy and Practice. Palgrave. ISBN 9781137276070

Kearney, Jeremy and Donovan, Catherine, eds. (2013) Constructing Risky Identities in Policy and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 978-1-137-27607-0

Habchi, CKhaled, MLemenand, TDella Valle, DElmarakbi, Ahmed and Peerhossaini, H (2013) A Semi-Analytical Approach for Temperature Distribution In Dean Flow. Heat and Mass Transfer. ISSN 1432-1181 (In Press)

Kearney, Jeremy (2013) 'In the Loop: A systemic approach to re-thinking the child protection system'. Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 16 (3). pp. 7-19.

MacDonald, Stephen (2013) The right to be labelled: from risk to rights for pupils with dyslexia in ‘special needs’ education. In: Constructing Risky Identities: Consequences for Policy and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan . ISBN 978-1-137-27607-0

Taras, Maddalena (2013) How can assessment support and sustain learning? In: Twentieth International Conference on Learning, 11-13 Jul 2013, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece. (Unpublished)

Ball, Vicky (2013) Forgotten sisters: the female ensemble drama. Screen, 54 (2). pp. 244-248. ISSN 0036-9543

Yuill, Kevin (2013) Better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog: African-Americans and guns 1866-1941. In: A Cultural History of Firearms in an Age of Empire. Ashgate Press, pp. 211-230. ISBN 978-1-4094-4752-8

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2013) The Language of Journalism: a multi-genre perspective. Bloomsbury Acadmic , London and New York. ISBN 978-1-84966-066-2

Elmarakbi, AhmedElkady, M and MacIntyre, John (2013) Numerical Analysis of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Impact using Vehicle Dynamics Control Systems for Collision Mitigation. International Journal of Dynamics and Control, 1 (2). pp. 172-191. ISSN 2195-2698

Knight, Julia (2013) Organisational strategies of women’s moving image organisations in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s. In: IAMCR, 25-29 Jun 2013, Dublin. (Unpublished)

Price, JohnFarringdon, N and Hall, L (2013) Changing the Game? The Impacts of Twitter on relationships between football clubs, supporters and the sports media. Soccer and Society , 14 (4). pp. 446-461. ISSN 1466-0970

Smith, Susan and Shingler, Martin (2013) Co-chair (with Martin Shingler) of a panel on the BFI Film Stars series. In: Revisiting Star Studies: International Conference, 12-13 Jun 2013, Newcastle University. (Unpublished)

Elmarakbi, AhmedElkady, M and El-Hage, H (2013) Development of a New Crash/Dynamics Mathematical Model for crashworthiness enhancement of vehicle structures. International Journal of Crashworthiness, 18 (5). pp. 444-458. ISSN 1358-8265

Ball, Vicky (2013) Sex, class and consumerism: British sitcom’s negotiation of the independent woman 1968-1972. In: Television for Women international conference, 15-17 May 2013, University of Warwick. (Unpublished)

Merrry, SPrice, MCarless, D and Taras, Maddalena (2013) Reconceptualising Feedback in Higher Education. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-69235-9

Taras, Maddalena (2013) Feedback on Feedback: uncrossing wires across sectors. In: Reconceptualising Feedback in Higher Education: Developing dialogue with students. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-69235-9

Gregson, Margaret and Nixon, Lawrence (2013) Knowing Different: the impact of professional development on educational practice. In: American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 27 Apr - 01 May 2013, San Francisco.

Kearney, Jeremy (2013) ‘Perceptions of non-accidental child deaths as preventable events: The impact of probability heuristics and biases on child protection work’. Health, Risk and Society, 15 (1). pp. 51-66. ISSN 1369-8575

Starkey, Guy (2013) Trust in the diverging, convergent multi-platform media environment. Communication Management Quarterly (26). pp. 73-98. ISSN 1452-7405

Smith, Angela and Nally, Claire, eds. (2013) Naked Exhibitionism: Gendered performance and public exposure. I.B. Tauris, London. ISBN 978-1-84885-852-7

Thorley, Wendy (2013) Can you see what I see: Understanding Dyslexia. In: Conference Development & Organisaton, 15 Mar 2013, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)

Yuill, Kevin (2013) Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case against Legalization. Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 978-1-137-28629-1

Taras, Maddalena (2013) Exploring metaphors to clarify cognitive understandings and perceptions in education. In: North of England Education Conference (NEEC) 2013 Mind, brain, community: inspiring learners, strengthening resilience, 16-18 Jan 2013, Sheffield. (Unpublished)

Baglee, David (2013) Keynote Speech: Supply Network and Operations Analysis in the UK Food Industry. In: Maintenance Performance Measurement and Management, 11-13 Sep 2013, Lappeenranta, Finland.

Crisell, Andrew and Karathanasopoulou, Eve (2013) Radio documentary and the formation of urban aesthetics. In: Soundscapes of the Urban Past. Transcript Verlag , Bielefeld. ISBN 978-3-8376-2179-2

Cuthill, FionaAbdalla, O S and Bashir, K (2013) Between destitution and a hard place: finding strength to survive refusal from the asylum system: a case study from the North East of England. University of Sunderland.

Dawson, Jack (2013) Art in Industry - Paper. In: Art in Industry. (Unpublished)

Grinstead, Jan and Goss, J (2013) Students co-constructing knowledge in Higher Education. In: Three Rivers Learning and Teaching Conference 2013, 19 Mar 2013, Newcastle University. (Unpublished)

Habchi, CHarion, JRusseil, SBougeard, DHachem, F and Elmarakbi, Ahmed (2013) Chaotic Mixing By Longitudinal Vorticity. Chemical Engineering Science. ISSN 0009-2509 (In Press)

Kerr-Koch, Kathleen (2013) Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism? Fanon’s War and Franco-Maghrebian Theory. In: Postcolonialism and Islam. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415710572

Knight, Julia (2013) Getting to See Women’s Cinema. In: Watching Films: New Perspectives on Movie-Going, Exhibition and Reception. Intellect, Bristol/Chicago, pp. 295-314. ISBN 978-1-84150-511-4

Knowles, Michael (2013) Through-life Management of Electric Vehicles. Procedia CIRP, 11. pp. 260-265.

Malin, Nigel and Tunmore, Jane (2013) Assessing the Impact and Implications for Social Workers of an Innovative Children’s Services Programme aimed to Support Workforce Reform and Integrated Working. Social Work & Social Sciences Review, 16 (3). pp. 81-99. ISSN 0953-5225

Price, JohnHall, L and Farringdon, N (2013) Twitter, Disintermediation and the Changing Role of the Sports Journalist. In: Br(e)aking The News: Journalism, Politics and New Media. Peter Lang , p. 165. ISBN 978-3-0343-0904-2

Shingler, Martin and Raeburn , Anna (2013) Joan Crawford and Star Acting in Mildred Pierce. Screen , 53 (4). pp. 388-396. ISSN 0036-9543

Smith, Susan (2013) ‘“Get off your asses for these old broads!”: Elizabeth Taylor, ageing and the television comeback movie’. In: Female Celebrity and Ageing: Back in the Spotlight. Routledge, London. (In Press)

Smith, Susan (2013) 'Palettes of emotion: texture and range in Elizabeth Taylor's performances'. In: Research Seminar, Invited Speaker, 24 Apr 2013, University of Salford, Manchester. (Unpublished)

Starkey, Guy (2013) Radio and localness: ownership and content in the divergent/convergent age of media proliferation. In: Radio: Community, Challenges, Aesthetics. Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Press , pp. 11-28. ISBN 978-83-7784-321-5

Thorley, Wendy (2013) Parenting with a difference. In: Adoption Preparation Programme Sunderland, Sunderland Local Authority. (Unpublished)

Thorley, Wendy (2013) Utilising VLEs within assessment requirements. In: Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)

Warrender, RobertTindle, John and Nelson, David (2013) Evaluating the Use of Virtual Machines in High Performance Clusters. International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology, 2 (5). pp. 25-30. ISSN 2319-7900

Wilkes, Scott (2013) NICE CG156: fertility update. What it means for general practitioners. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 39 (4). pp. 241-243. ISSN 2045-2098

Wilkes, ScottPearce, SRyan, VRapley, TIngoe, L and Razvi, S (2013) Study of Optimal Replacement of Thyroxine in the ElDerly (SORTED): protocol for a mixed methods feasibility study to assess the clinical utility of lower dose thyroxine in elderly hypothyroid patients: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Trials, 14. p. 83. ISSN 1745-6215

Ball, Vicky and Bell , Melanie (2012) Women’s work and working women: a longitudinal study of women working in the British film and television industries. In: BECTU Women’s Conference, 24 Nov 2012, TUC Congress Centre London. (Unpublished)

Knight, Julia (2012) Creating Online Archives: Some Issues. In: Researching Film and Television Through the Archive, 9 Nov 2012, University of Warwick. (Unpublished)

Ball, Vicky (2012) Making women’s history on television in the seventies: Shoulder to Shoulder. In: From Page to Screen: Making and Remembering Women’s History, 26 Oct 2012, The Women’s Library, London. (Unpublished)

Knight, Julia (2012) Moving Image Resources on the Internet: Some Issues. In: ECREA, 24-27 Oct 2012, Istanbul. (Unpublished)

Knight, Julia (2012) How Visible will our History Be? In: Beyond the Digital/Cultural Divide: Invisibility and New Media (CATaC), 18-20 Jun 2012, Aarhus, Denmark.

Knight, Julia (2012) Preserving Moving Image History. In: Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference, 5-8 Jun 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden. (Unpublished)

Knight, Julia (2012) Three Issues for Experimental Moving Image in the Era of Digital Distribution. In: World Cinema On-Demand: Film Distribution and Education in the Streaming Media Era, 15-16 Jun 2012, Belfast. (Unpublished)

Crisell, Andrew (2012) Liveness and Recording In The Media. Key Concerns in Media Studies . Palgrave Macmillan , Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230282223

Smith, Susan (2012) ‘“The Child in Hitchcock”, Hitchcock and Film Authorship: Cinema, Culture, Collaboration’. In: SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies) Annual Conference, 21-25 Mar 2012, Boston, MA, USA. (Unpublished)

Ball, Vicky (2012) Sex, class and consumerism: women and British sitcom in the ‘60s. In: Postgraduate Research Conference, 20 Jan 2012, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)

Knight, Julia (2012) The Selective Nature of Mass Availability Online. In: MeCCSA conference, 11-13 Jan 2012, University of Bedfordshire, Luton. (Unpublished)

Hunter, J EWillmore, EIrving, J A EHosomsky, ZDurkacz, B W and Veuger, Stephany (2012) NF kappaB mediates radiosensitisation by the PARP inhibitor AG-014699. Oncogene, 31 (2). pp. 251-254. ISSN 0950-9232

Price, John (2012) Race, Racism and Sports Journalism. In: Media Against Racism in Sport , 2012, University of Birmingham . (Submitted)

Smith, Susan and Lawrence, Michael (2012) 'Child Performance Dossier: Introduction'. Screen, 53 (4). pp. 436-439. ISSN 0036-9543

Tudthorp, SMulligan, EHunter, JSummerfield, SMarshall, SWallis, JMarr, HEvans, PDurkacz, BVeuger, StephanyZhang, JMeshulam, JBobb, J and Willmore, E (2012) PBS-1086, a “pan rel” inhibitor decreases viability of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells. In: 54th Annual meeting of the American Society of haematology 2012, 8 - 11 Dec 2012, Atlanta, Georgia.

Wilkes, Scott and Murdoch, A (2012) Ovulation induction with clomifene: a primary care perspective. [review]. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 38. pp. 48-52. ISSN 1471-1893

Winter, Robert (2012) Personal Ceramic Practice informed by indigenous pottery production. [Show/Exhibition]

Mulligan, EHunter, JBaird, AElliot, SSummerfield, GParker, CVeuger, StephanyPepper, CDurkacz, B and Willmore, E (2011) Expression and function of the NFkB subunits in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia : A role for DNA dependent protein kinase in regulating DNA damage activated p65 and p50 subunit activation. Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia, 11 (S2). S167-S168. ISSN 2152-2650

Knight, Julia (2011) Distribution Practices in the Digital Era. In: Screen Studies, 1-3 Jul 2011, University of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Hagan, David (2011) Utilising Multiview as Framework: Enabling a Reflection on Software Development Practice. In: 10th European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management, 20-21 Jun 2011, Normandy Business School, Caen, France.

Sapouna, MWolke, DVannini, NWatson, SWoods, SarahSchneider, WEnz, S and Aylett, R (2011) Individual and social network predictors of the short-term stability of bullying victimization in the United Kingdom and Germany. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 82 (2). pp. 225-240. ISSN 0007-0998

Jones, SusanHall, LynneKerridge, Sue and Woods, Sarah (2011) VISUALISING THE CYBERBULLY ANALYSING TEENAGERS? EXPRESSIVE DRAWINGS. In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on e-Society. International Association for Development of the Information Society. ISBN 978-972-8939-46-5

Hayes, Jenny (2011) Foreign Language Assessment: laughter and students’ test performance. In: ICERI 2011 Conference, Madrid.

Hayes, Jenny (2011) Laughter and Students’ Performance in Spanish Language Assessment: A Debilitative or Facilitative Tactic? In: Vida Hispanica, Spain.

Veuger, Stephany and Durkacz, B W (2011) Persistence of unrepaired DNA double strand breaks caused by inhibition of ATM does not lead to radiosensitisation in the absence of NF kappa B activation. DNA Repair - Responses to DNA damage and other aspects of genomic stability, 10 (2). pp. 235-244. ISSN 1568-7864

Knight, Julia (2010) Distribution, Diversity and Digitalisation. In: Besides the Screen, 20-21 Nov 2010, Goldsmiths, University of London. (Unpublished)

MacDonald, Stephen and Taylor-Gooby, D (2010) The Role of Patient Involvement in Practice Based Commissioning within the UK’s National Service. Economics of Medicine, 1(10).

Price, John (2010) A comparison of EU news reporting by Brussels based and national based journalists. In: 3rd European Communciation Conference ECREA, October 2010, Hamburg .

Al Qerem, WMcGarry, KennethNeshat-Omidvaran, Leila and Shamssain, Mohammad (2010) Association between air pollution, allergic symptoms, and hospital admissions in a group of Egyptian schoolchildren. In: European Respiratory Society Conference, 18-22 Sep 2010, Barcelona.

Omar, GalalMcGarry, Kenneth and Shamssain, Mohammad (2010) Association between lung function, respiratory symptoms and the argyrophilic nuclear organizer regions from oral mucosa in smokers. In: European Respiratory Society Conference, 18-22 Sep 2010, Barcelona.

Thorley, Wendy (2010) Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: Establishing Priorities for 11-14 year old young people in the Tyne & Wear conurbation - final report. Centre for Children Young People and Families - University of Sunderland website.

Bowler, Richard and Iman, F U (2010) Youth Workers as critical interpreters and mediators: Ethical issues in working with Black young people. In: Ethical Issues in Youth Work. Routledge, pp. 139-156. ISBN 978-0-415-49970-5

Bowler, Richard (2010) Learning from Lives. In: Using theory in Youth and Community Work Practice. Learning Matters/ Sage. ISBN 978-1844453009

Elmariami, MuftahMcGarry, Kenneth and Shamssain, Mohammad (2010) Association between Respiratory Viruses and Exacerbations in Copd Patients. In: European Respiratory Society Conference (Thematic Poster Session), 18-22 September 2010, Barcelona.

Gaxiola, CRodríguez Díaz, AJones, SusanCastañón-Puga, M and Flores, D-L (2010) Fuzzy Personality Model Based on Transactional Analysis and VSM for Socially Intelligent Agents and Robots. In: Evolutionary Design of Intelligent Systems in Modeling, Simulation and Control. Studies In Computational Intelligence, 257 . Springer, Berlin, pp. 227-241. ISBN 978-3-642-04514-1

Mulligan, EHunter, JBaird, AElliot, SSummerfield, GHamlen, KLowe, CWallis, JVeuger, StephanyDurkacz, B and Willmore, E (2010) Relationships between aberrant activity of the NFkappaB subunits and outcome in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. In: BLOOD 52nd Annual meeting of the American Society of Haematology, 4 - 7 Dec 2010, Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, USA.

Watson, SVannini, NWoods, SarahDautenhah, KSapouna, MEnz, SSchneider, WWolke, DHall, LynnePaiva, AAndre, E and Aylett, R (2010) Inter-cultural differences in response to a computer-based anti-bullying intervention. Educational Research, 52 (1). pp. 61-80. ISSN 0013-1881

Wilkes, Scott and Fankam, F (2010) Review of the management of female infertility: a primary care perspective. [review]. Clinical Medicine Reviews in Women’s Health, 2. pp. 11-23. ISSN 1179-2574

Dawson, Jack (2009) Reality and Mythology: The Ashington Group and the Image of the Miner 1935-1960. In: IOM3 , Wednesday 11th November 2009, Nevill Hall, Westgate Road, newcastle Upon Tyne. (Submitted)

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