Blog & Podcast

Researchers in Conversation Podcast Episode 3: Dr Sean Jenkins on Product Design and Human Factors

Researchers in Conversation Podcast Episode 3: Dr Sean Jenkins on Product Design and Human Factors 22/06/2020

Dr Sean Jenkins is the Principal Innovation Fellow for the Assistive Technologies Innovation Centre at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.  Sean’s centre has a fixed lab and in this conversation he shares how the centre provides an evaluation service to industry through research both in and out of the lab, enabling the design for health-related products to be further developed.  He highlights how applied research can improve the lives of people living with health conditions.  Sean also reveals his career journey from a design course and how taking on new interests can be challenging both from a knowledge and time perspective. 

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Researchers in Conversation Podcast Episode 2: Dr Atif Waraich on Computer Science and Technology

Researchers in Conversation Podcast Episode 2: Dr Atif Waraich on Computer Science and Technology 08/06/2020

Dr Atif Waraich is Head of Computer Science at Liverpool John Moores University and long-standing user of fixed and portable behaviour observation labs.  During this conversation, Atif reveals the thread of science and technology throughout his career from building his research foundations, to his experiences in industry and his return to academia.  He highlights how computer science provides students, fellow academics and external collaborators with access to the latest computer solutions for measurement and analysis.  Atif covers topics such as immersive technologies, usability engineering and the design of new courses.

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Researchers in Conversation Podcast Episode 1: Professor Cathy Dwyer on Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Researchers in Conversation Podcast Episode 1: Professor Cathy Dwyer on Animal Behaviour and Welfare 20/05/2020

Cathy Dwyer is Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Scotland’s Rural College and has been an Observer XT user for over 20 years. Here she talks about the various aspects of her working life, from her super interesting research on areas such as maternal behaviour and mother-infant relationships, to her advisory roles to a number of influential bodies and her commitment to student teaching and research.  Cathy describes how a pragmatic and evidenced-based approach can be used to bring about change in animal practices.

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Using Ethovision XT to assess feed attractability on the Pacific white shrimp

Using Ethovision XT to assess feed attractability on the Pacific white shrimp 11/05/2020

Guest blog by Guillermo Bardera, University of the West of Scotland.

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Tracksys during coronavirus outbreak

Tracksys during coronavirus outbreak 25/03/2020

What we can offer at this time.

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fNIRS workshop for ATSiP members

fNIRS workshop for ATSiP members 17/12/2019

Reflections of the ATSiP winter event.    

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Using video cameras to facilitate over-night observations of zoo animals

Using video cameras to facilitate over-night observations of zoo animals 06/09/2019

Guest blog by Ellen Williams at Nottingham Trent University.

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How to design a perfect lab

How to design a perfect lab 04/01/2019

Helpful ideas to create a research lab.

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Research using The Observer XT at the University of Dundee

Research using The Observer XT at the University of Dundee 01/10/2018

Research observations in neonates, foetuses and athlete hugs.

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Student learning by Alan Williams

Student learning by Alan Williams 20/08/2018

Guest post by Alan Williams at the University of Nottingham.

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