New Stirling theses added to Research Repository in May #StirNewTheses

Congratulations to our Research Postgraduates who submitted their theses to the University’s research repository, STORRE, during May.  Some of the theses are available for reading immediately:


Research in Care Homes – Issues of Participation and Citizenship. By Emma Law


Exploring the application of self-monitoring of blood glucose results in insulin-treated diabetes: A case study of patients, their support persons and health care practitioners. By Dawn Cameron


Mixed Order Hyper-Networks for Function Approximation and Optimisation. By Kevin Swingler


The timing of the passing of property and risk under the English Sale of Goods Act 1979, the CISG and the Libyan law– the interplay between the principle of party autonomy and the default rule. By Anwar Aboukdir


Understanding the Extent of Poverty in Rural Scotland. By Michael Wilson


Towards a Novel Medical Diagnosis System for Clinical Decision Support System Applications. By Summrina Kanwal


Essays on financial volatility forecasting. By Katina Tsakou


Effects of invasive alien plants on riparian vegetation and their response to environmental factors. By Zarah Pattison


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



Bat exploitation of Sitka Spruce plantations: Impacts of management on bats and nocturnal invertebrates. By Lucinda Kirkpatrick


A Corpus Driven Computational Intelligence Framework for Deception Detection in Financial Text. By Saliha Minhas



The isolation, identification and exploration of the biophysiological significance of plasma biliverdin in the ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta). By: William Clark


Uptake and mobilisation of metals associated with estuarine intertidal sediment by microphytobenthic diatoms. By Amani Becker


Novel Analytical Modelling-based Simulation of Worm Propagation in Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Networks. By Hani Alharbi


Hydration and fluid balance: Studies on body composition, drink formulation and ageing. By Nidia Rodriguez-Sanchez


Novel Symbolic and Machine-Learning Approaches for Text-Based and Multimodal Sentiment Analysis. By Soujanya Poria


Introgression patterns in Scottish blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) populations. By Joanna Wilson


Virulence and required genes in the fish pathogen Vibrio anguillarum. By Stuart McMillan



Well done to all!




Clare Allan

Senior Research Librarian

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