The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 14, No. 2 - 2021
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All these incredible research and development articles in this edition are from STEM students at the University of Plymouth, working on their final year research project during the COVID19 lockdowns over the period 2020 and 2021. A huge thank you to them, and their committed supervisors. I have enjoyed reading your submissions and working with you all. With kind regards, Dr Jason B. Truscott (Chief Editor).
Project articles - Biomedical sciences
Danielle Martin, A comparison of the risk of pancreatic adenocarcinoma development between individuals with different ABO blood group phenotypes: A meta-analysis, pp. 1-26.
Project articles - Biological and Marine Sciences
Jade L. Buttifant,
Habitat modelling of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in southwest UK: effects of depth, slope and tidal state, pp. 27-47.
Niamh Bowdler, Impact of geographical variability on the bleaching stresses in the Atlantic, Indian and South Pacific Ocean, pp. 48-66.
Louise Eley, Using remote sensing techniques to investigate the detection of Sargassum Blooms in the Caribbean and Possible Causes for these Events, pp. 67-90.
Isabelle Hann, Variations in thermal performance of cardiac function of pure and hybrid Mytilus spp. as a factor influencing hybrid zone dynamics , pp. 91-106.
Jennifer Hickman, Variability in epifaunal assemblages between Sargassum muticum and Zostera marina: a functional group approach, pp. 107-127.
Bianca Allegra Parodi, The effect of parental thermal environment on maternal investment and offspring performance, pp. 128-139.
Edward Wilson, Spatial variation of epibiont communities on the shells of Patella vulgata along an estuarine and exposure gradient, pp. 140-159.
Project articles - Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
A study to assess the viability of novel in-situ techniques for determining chloroform in drinking water in developing countries, pp. 160-190.
Danielle Young, Does cannabidiol (CBD) oil convert to psychotropic cannabinoids including tetrahydrocannabinol? pp. 191-224.
Taylor Wood, Parameters controlling large landslide propagation , pp. 225-252.
Project articles - Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
An isotropic neo-hookean finite element model of healthy elastic arterial walls within commercial software, pp. 253-278.
Daniel Cresswell, Scale model behaviour and float geometry influence on an oscillating water column system, pp. 279-310.
Sarah Durbridge, The effect of onshore wind on wave overtopping of a vertical sea wall, pp. 311-355.
Emily Prestige, What effect do government policies have on the transmission of COVID-19? pp. 356-428.
Mohammad Alam Moh Tahir, Constrained portfolio optimisation, pp. 429-464.
Jacqueline Tan, Qing Zhang, Sia Wang Ying and Yutong Qin, Predicting emergency repairs using classification methods, pp. 465-496.
Project articles - Psychology
Spontaneous visual perspective-taking: level 2 representations of anothers perspective are not related to what they actually see, pp. 497-512.
Diyotima Datta, Handedness: Does it affect interhemispheric transfer? pp. 513-531.
Rhian Graham, Exploring the minimum number of trials needed to accurately detect concealed information using EEG, pp. 532-547.
Lucy Matthews, How are defendants of high-profile court cases framed in the media? A qualitative analysis of news media coverage of Caroline Flack's arrest, pp. 548-570.
Sammy Parkin, Who owns these objects? - Impact of social and personal conditions on self-prioritisation, pp. 571-586.
Amber Presley, The extent to which autistic traits are predictive of impairments in allocentric spatial
navigation , pp. 587-606.
Elenie Shotton, How do personality traits influence the experience of positive emotions? pp. 607-635.
Joshua Samuel Taylor-Smith, Public perceptions of indecent image offenders, pp. 636-650.
Niamh Thomason-Darch, The Dark Tetrad of personality and the tendency to engage in revenge porn, pp. 651-668.
Amy Willcocks, Gender differences in attitudes towards trauma/abuse disclosure, pp. 669-691.
A comparison of the risk of pancreatic adenocarcinoma development between individuals with different ABO blood group phenotypes: A meta-analysis (University of Plymouth, 2021)Pancreatic adenocarcinoma aetiology is complex and incompletely understood, and with incidence and mortality rate increasing annually, discovery of associated risk factors is essential. One such risk factor is ABO blood ...
Predicting Emergency Repairs using Classification Method (University of Plymouth, 2021)This paper discusses how each explanatory variable affects the possibility of having an emergency repair to people’s home with the help of machine learning. Here, the outcome variable is binary. The aim of this is to ...
Gender differences in attitudes towards trauma/abuse disclosure (University of Plymouth, 2021)Research has indicated there may be gender differences in responses to trauma disclosure. Currently, the literature is dominated by the sexual abuse of female survivors, largely neglecting male survivors. The present study ...
What effect do government policies have on the transmission of COVID-19? (University of Plymouth, 2021)This investigation aimed to determine the effect of government policies on the transmission of COVID-19 during the period 30/01/2020 – 03/01/2021. This investigation used qualitative data from policy legislation and ...
How are defendants of high-profile court cases framed in the media? A qualitative analysis of news media coverage of Caroline Flack’s arrest (University of Plymouth, 2021)This present study aims to investigate whether news media coverage on Caroline Flack’s arrest, in December 2019, showed characteristics of ‘Trial by Media’ (TBM) through identification of one-sided, unbalanced or predominantly ...
The effect of onshore wind on wave overtopping of a vertical sea wall (University of Plymouth, 2021)Strong winds can produce overtopping rates that are considerably higher than predicted by the EurOtop formulae, which do not make provision for wind. However, no detailed industry guidance exists about the quantification ...
Scale model behaviour and float geometry influence on an oscillating water column system (University of Plymouth, 2021)A numerical model based on a 1:60 scale Lazy-S Mooring Line has been developed using the dynamic analysis software OrcaFlex, to determine the software’s capabilities when analysing discretized scale models, and to quantify ...
Spontaneous visual perspective-taking: level 2 representations of another’s perspective are not related to what they actually see (University of Plymouth, 2021)The ability to understand what another person can see is a fundamental feature of human interaction, commonly referred to as ‘visual perspective-taking’ (VPT). Traditionally, this ability has been conceptualised along two ...
Constrained Portfolio Optimisation (University of Plymouth, 2021)Portfolio optimisation is an important problem in finance; it allows investors to manage their investments effectively. This paper considers finding the efficient frontier associated with the mean-variance portfolio ...
Handedness: Does it affect interhemispheric transfer? (University of Plymouth, 2021)Left- handed people have different patterns of cerebral dominance to the rest of the population, as explained by Annett’s (1996) right shift theory. Left handers are considered to have bilateral functionality unlike right ...