Stirling research theses added to STORRE in May

We’ve had a great number of theses added to the University’s research repository, STORRE, during May. Some of these are publicly available now:


Towards a robust Arabic speech recognition system based on reservoir computing by Abdulrahman Alalshekmubarak.


Ensemble classification and signal image processing for genus Gyrodactylus (Monogenea) by Rozniza Ali.


‘I’D RATHER HAVE MUSIC!’: the effects of live and recorded music for people with dementia living in care homes, and their carers by Claire Garabedian.


A phenomenological critique of the idea of social science by J D F Tuckett.


‘Community means the World to me’: an ethnographic study of a public house and bowling club by Ian Glen.


Assessing the welfare of laboratory-housed marmosets (Callithrix jacchus): effects of breeding and infant rearing background by Hayley Ash.


Assessment practices and their impact on home economics education in Ireland by Kathryn McSweeney.


Comparative and Critical Analysis of the Doctrine of Exemption/Frustration/Force Majeure under the United Nations Convention on the Contract for International Sale of Goods, English Law and UNIDROIT Principles by Ndubuisi Augustine Nwafor.


The CHSE-214 salmon cell line as a model to study molecular regulation of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis in salmonids by Olga Liliana Rubio Mejia.


Essays on poverty and wellbeing by Sian E. M. O’Hare.


Conversing with the nation: Consultations and referendums in Scotland and Wales under devolution by Malcolm Harvey.


A journey of academic inquiry: exploring capabilities and play by Malida Mooken.




The other theses are embargoed for a period to allow the authors time to write up work for publication:


Meaning in distress: Exploring religion, spirituality and mental health social work practice in Northern Ireland by Patricia Carlisle.


Diversity Management and the Political Economy of Policing by Kerstin Maier Barcroft.


Uncanny Modalities in Post-1970s Scottish Fiction: Realism, Disruption, Tradition by Neil Syme.


Evolutionary and Cognitive Approaches to Voice Perception in Humans: Acoustic Properties, Personality and Aesthetics by Kristen K Knowles.


Reading Chernobyl: Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction, Literature by Stuart Lindsay.


Packaging as a marketing tool: Adolescents’ perceptions of branded and plain tobacco packaging by Allison Ford.


There’s nothing funny about the evolution of humour; The impact of sex, style, and status on humour production and appreciation by Mary Louise Cowan.


The Power of Digital Storytelling to Influence Human Behaviour by Mark Grindle.


‘I’m Just the Sunday Boy!’: Exploring the Role Uncertainty in ‘Becoming’ a pharmacist by Brian Addison.


Impact of mitochondrial genetic variation and immunity costs on life-history traits in Drosophila melanogaster by Sumayia Bashir.


Disfluency as… er… delay: An investigation into the immediate and lasting consequences of disfluency and temporal delay using EEG and mixed-effects modellingby Jennifer A E Bouwsema.


Coves of departure: field notes from the Sea of Cortez by John S Farnsworth.


The fish pathogen Francisella orientalis: characterisation and vaccine development by J G Ramirez Paredes.


The potential role of ABC transporters as factors influencing drug susceptibility in the salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kroyer, 1837) by Jan H Heumann.


A study on elephant and human interactions in Kodagu, South India by M H Narayana.


Relationships of pesticides, agri-aquatic systems and livelihoods; insights from Asia by Garry K Milwain.




Congratulations to all those who have successfully completed their doctorates!





Clare Allan

Subject Librarian



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