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A qualitative exploration of ‘coming out’ in the context of a heterosexual marriage in Ireland: the perspectives of children, spouses and self
(NUI Galway, 2019-04-09)
Despite several decades of research into the sexual orientation of parents and spouses, there is a dearth of literature that explores the experience of having a parent or spouse declare a change in sexual orientation in ...
The political economy of worker cooperative development: Meitheal and sustainability
(NUI Galway, 2019-05-29)
This thesis investigates the potential of the worker cooperative model as the basis for a sustainable mode of production. We explore the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of the worker coop enterprise form ...
Open-source bioelectronics for development of electrochemical biosensors and assays
(NUI Galway, 2019-02-20)
This thesis presents steps in the development of open-source bioelectronics that gather together and combine in the demonstration of a system capable of operating a fully integrated wireless electrochemical biosensor.
Microbial ecology of E.coli removal mechanisms and drinking water production in slow sand filters exposed to emerging contaminants
(NUI Galway, 2019-04-19)
Slow sand filters (SSFs) are a water treatment technology which can produce high quality water through a combination of physical and the activity of their microbial community. SSFs are easy to operate and have and low ...
A transportable distributional semantics architecture
(NUI Galway, 2019-02-13)
Distributional semantics is built upon the assumption that the context surrounding a given word in text provides important information about its meaning (Distributional hypothesis). A rephrasing of the distributional ...
Conscientiousness and cardiovascular reactivity to recurrent acute psychological stress
(NUI Galway, 2019-02-27)
Introduction. Conscientiousness is a personality construct encompassing the trait of being careful, vigilant, dutiful, and concerned about the implications of one’s actions. It is a core trait within the five-factor ...
Independent living for people with disability and high dependency needs - Why we need a P.A. Act and what it might look like in the Irish context
(NUI Galway, 2019-06-26)
This research examines the legislative context for Independent Living for people with disabilities and high dependency needs in Ireland. The CRPD provides the key platform for this and reaffirms the fundamental rights of ...
Genomic and transcriptomic investigations into the feed efficiency phenotype of beef cattle
(NUI Galway, 2019-03-06)
Improving the feed efficiency of cattle is a method to increase profits while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact of beef production. Residual feed intake (RFI) is a measure of feed efficiency, calculated as ...
Antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship in an ageing population
(NUI Galway, 2019-06-24)
Background: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public health priority. This is primarily due to the rapid increase in AMR bacteria causing common healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and community-acquired ...
Signal and image processing technology for smart agriculture applications
(NUI Galway, 2019-04-25)
This thesis is concerned with development of signal and image processing technology for smart agriculture applications, with a particular focus on applications in automatic weeding systems. Developing an automatic weeding ...