The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 11, No. 1 - 2018
Table of contents
Undergraduate research goes global – what are the implications for student publishing? Helen Walkington, Professor of Higher Education, Oxford Brookes University, p. 1-4.
Project articles - Biological and marine sciences
Project articles - Biomedical and healthcare sciences
Project articles - Engineering
Reducing urban pollution from coastal settlements with green roofs, Alexander Phillips, p. 94-128.
Investigating the elastic and plastic behaviour of a steel caisson subjected to ship impact, Liam Robinson, p. 129-169.
An investigation on pipe surface topography beyond roughness, Emil Sebastian, p. 170-198.
Project articles - Psychology
Project articles - Computing and mathematics
Binary visualisation for malware detection, Irina Baptista, p. 223-237.
Project articles - Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
The development and evaluation of a first-year undergraduate physical chemistry experiment, Caroline Uncles, p. 238-281.
A comparative meta-analysis of the efficacy and tolerability of pregabalin versus placebo for the management of fibromyalgia in adults (University of Plymouth, 2018)Background Fibromyalgia (FM) is a multifactorial condition of unknown aetiology. Although it is primarily characterised by chronic diffuse pain, it is also associated with a number of symptoms including: cognitive ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Courtship and mating are costly and as a result, organisms are faced with trade-off decisions between the costs and benefits which arise from them. Individuals use information on their own quality and the attractiveness ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)A four-fold increase in global sea traffic over the past twenty years has led to an increased risk of ship impact on dock infrastructure. Ship impact is a highly non-linear process and it is important that the elastic and ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)It was identified that traditional infrastructural methods for solving coastal pollution were becoming too costly and insufficient in combatting the effects of climate change. This report investigates the sustainable ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)There are always problems with pipes and associated blockages. These problems are commonly due to the obstacles sitting inside the pipe, such as sand particles and pebbles. This study considers whether there is any effect ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)The laboratory in chemistry has been a place for student learning for many years. The study here developed a practical experiment to form part of the curriculum of Plymouth University’s BSc (Hons) Chemistry course for ...
An investigation of pair-bonded Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus humboldti) in captivity: the differences between male-female pairs and male-male pairs (University of Plymouth, 2018)Same-sex sexual and pair-bonding behaviours are seen in a wide range of species. This study compared opposite-sex and same-sex pair-bond behaviours, both affiliative within pairs, and agonistic between pairs and individuals, ...
Effectiveness of the Hospital Liaison Officer service on acquired brain injury patients, their families and healthcare professionals: A thematic analysis (University of Plymouth, 2018)Whilst there has been an acknowledgement of service inconsistency during a patient’s transition from hospital to home, very few attempts to ‘bridge the gap’ have been made. One of the ways to improve continuity of care ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)It is becoming increasingly harder to protect devices against security threats; as malware is steadily evolving defence mechanisms are struggling to persevere. This study introduces a concept intended at supporting security ...