This case study examines the impact of a series of research articles on
coach-athlete interactions. This research has been used in the development
of training courses/educational materials, for example the FUNdamentals
courses ran by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, and for bespoke
training sessions such as the Scottish Institute of Sport's Coaching
Matters series. Additionally, it has been disseminated to larger coaching
groups as lay summaries/guidelines published in sport specific magazines
such as Athletics Weekly and Cycle Coach. The case is made that this
research has been widely disseminated and has had discernible impact on
sports coaching practices.
This case study describes Waiton's research on `moral panics' around children, young people, and
football fans. Increasingly, Waiton has developed a national profile as a `public sociologist' and has
been invited to contribute to policy debates and processes related to his research. This has had an
impact on practitioners and stakeholders in areas like community work, youth work and practices,
and government committees.
Professors Zhelev (UoA5) and Bradley (UoA15) explored the scope and
feasibility of using light-scattering methods for quantitative analysis of
and aggregation, including protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions.
16 years of design and
development research was translated into a marketed product — the PAM™Zero
— a novel hand-held,
low-cost protein aggregation monitor capable of detecting macromolecule
microliter sample volumes. Manufactured and sold through a spinout
company, Norton Scientific
Inc. (established in 2010 and valued at $7M), this portable instrument is
used in commercial
Quality Control and academic research and has been sold to a range of
stakeholders e.g. drug
development companies, for food safety and water pollution monitoring.
The work in this Case Study details the impact of James Moir's research on communication across
different institutional areas of public life, including, health consultations and pedagogical discourse
in higher education. Specific impacts include influencing the way in which general practitioners in
medicine are trained with respect to their discussions within medical consultations; and contributing
to pedagogical debate and policy within the Higher Education sector, particularly in Scotland with
respect to the discourse on graduate attributes.
High intensity training: Impact can be evidenced on multiple levels
ranging from adding to the
public debate on exercise duration and providing information to the sports
industry. This includes
publication of the findings/applied recommendations of this research in
lay magazines (e.g. Men's
Health), books (e.g. The High Intensity Workout Dundee University Press
2012) and television
shows (e.g. Horizon). In addition, the research has informed coaches (ice
hockey and rugby union)
and people working in the fitness industry (personnel trainers), and has
contributed to the debate
on exercise for health (Scottish Government).
The impact claimed in this case study is on debate at Government/
Parliament level. O'Neill's black letter law research into the EU
provisions on cross border law enforcement and counter-terrorism
activities has fed into her submissions to the House of Lords European
Union Committee inquiry into EU police and criminal justice measures: The
UK's 2014 opt-out decision. The views of the committee have already been
published. The UK government's formal decision on the opt-out still has to
be made. Whatever decision is taken will have a European/ International
impact on cross border law enforcement, counter-terrorism and justice
provisions and practice.
This case study concerns S-City VT, a Simulated-City Visualisation
Toolkit. S-City VT is an urban
planning tool based on computer games technology and computational
modeling for efficient 3D
real-time and interactive visualisation of complex data sets. S-City VT is
founded on computational
models that assess environmental, societal and financial measures of
buildings and their functions.
We have researched methodologies to enable stakeholders to explore city
construction properties and locations of buildings, and observe the
consequences of those
changes through intuitive 3D representations. SAVE has contributed to the
£1B development of the
Dundee Waterfront, one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK.
were local government organisations, the public, water companies and their
application of the research has changed not only public policy and
services, but also how
information is displayed to stakeholders, and in so doing has enabled
supporting stakeholders in making informed decisions.
This study brings together 2 strands of research in: (1) environmental
sustainability and decision taking (Gilmour and Blackwood), and (2) novel
computer games technology for efficient 3D real time and interactive
visualisation of complex model outcomes (Isaacs and Falconer). This
research and knowledge exchange both defined sustainability indicators
which informed planning of the £1 bln Dundee waterfront development (one
of the largest regeneration projects in the UK) and changed practice in
project design and construction processes. The application of our research
has also changed how information is displayed to stakeholders, enabling
stakeholders to make informed decisions.
Research and knowledge exchange led by Prof. Jefferies in sustainable
urban drainage systems (SUDS) has driven the design and integration of
SUDS into urban environments, into urban planning and everyday practice in
the UK, Europe and worldwide. This research has contributed to the
development of policies and established guidelines that have informed the
set-up of operational and monitoring systems and the reduction of a
training manual which is impacting widely on the sector (downloaded
>40.000 times). Evidence gathered through this research has supported
drainage policy nationally and now underpins important parts of urban
infrastructure, improving environments and their resilience to flooding.
Researchers at Abertay University are engaged in research that focuses on
developing and testing evidence-based procedures that inform and enhance
policing procedures surrounding evidence gathering. One particularly
successful line of research has produced an innovative investigative tool
called the `Self Administered Interview' (SAI©) that is proven to enhance
witness statements and protect memory. The SAI© was developed and tested
in a series of controlled lab-based studies at UAD, and later field-tested
with eyewitnesses to real crimes with the support of the Association of
Chief Police Officers. The SAI© is already standard police practice in
some UK and European forces with over 2,500 officers trained in its use.
It has also been used in major Health and Safety investigations in the
off-shore Oil and Gas industry.