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Employment and Autism Spectrum Disorder: an evaluation of technology-aided interventions on teaching and improving skills necessary for workplace inclusion
(NUI Galway, 2019-05-09)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex, life-long, neurodevelopmental disorder that is associated with high unemployment rates and community participation restrictions that impact quality of life. In recent years, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
The application of a conceptual model of school-based implementation to the Relationships and Sexuality Education programme at Irish post-primary level
(NUI Galway, 2019-02-07)
Purpose – The purpose of this study was to explore the practice of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in-service training and subsequent RSE delivery in schools. This involved examining the implementation process ...
Investigating the temporal and phase relations of oscillatory mechanisms involved in auditory binding
(NUI Galway, 2019-02-11)
Abstract Introduction: Auditory binding refers to the integration of the components of a sound to form a wholistic percept. The present research explores similarities within visual and auditory binding mechanisms by testing ...
Molecular investigation into the roles of Sigma B and the Stressosome in the response of Listeria monocytogenes to environmental stress
(NUI Galway, 2019-07-15)
The alternative sigma factor, SigB, has been studied extensively in Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus, and is known to regulate the general stress response in these bacteria. The activation ...
The experience of providing care to those dying with dementia: family carers' perspectives
(NUI Galway, 2019-02-15)
It is widely reported that carers who provide care for a family member with dementia endure physical and psychological burdens. Not only do they fulfil an important role for the person with dementia but also for the wider ...
Medicalisation in Ireland - A mixed methods analysis using the case of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
(NUI Galway, 2019-05-29)
Statins are a class of drugs that lower blood cholesterol levels and were originally used to prevent further recurrences in those with a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Over time, their use has been extended to ...