Showcase sessions A1-A4


Thursday 13th December 2018.  Running from 09:15 – 10:15

Showcase Session A1: Health, Wellbeing and Related Areas.
Session Chair, Professor Sandra MacRury
Room: Sports hall

Genetics & Immunity
Ruth Whelan, Division of Biomedical Sciences

Does a genomic deletion upstream of CDKN2A lead to melanoma predisposition?
Dr Antonia Pritchard, Division of Biomedical Sciences

Investigation the Mechanisms of Inflammation
Nicole Brace, Division of Biomedical Sciences  

Novel biomarkers of inflammatory disease
Mary Doherty, Division of Biomedical Sciences

Session A2: Environmental Science and Environmental Studies.   
Session Chair, Professor Keith Davidson
Room: 959/960

Individual foraging niches of black guillemots in relation to tidal stream turbines
Daniel Johnston, Environmental Research Institute, North Highland College UHI
Supervisors: Robert W. Furness, Alexandra Robbins , Glen Tyler, Mark Taggart, Elizabeth Masden

Cairngorms Reindeer Research Partnership
Louise de Raad, Inverness College UHI; Eilidh Smith, Inverness College UHI

Is biodiversity important?
Agata Drywa and Eric Verspoor, Rivers and Lochs Institute, Inverness College, UHI

Population and landscape genomics in the Sugar Kelp Saccharina latissima.
Alexander Innes Thomson, SAMS UHI

Session A3: Arts, Humanities and Social Science.  
Session Chair, Dr Jamie Grant
Room: 963

Highland Park: Sagas and Stills. A social history of whisky and the Highland Park Distillery in Orkney.
Julie Cassidy, Institute for Northern Studies, Orkney College

’Cumail fuachd nam beann dìom: Perceptions of textiles in Thomas Sinton's The Poetry of Badenoch
Maureen Hammond, UHI Centre for History and Highlife Highland

Building houses without windows? Gaelic in Scotland, and an architecture of priorities
Gòrdan Camshron (Gordon Cameron), Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI

Excavations of the assembly site of Anundshög, Sweden
Alex Sanmark, Institute for Northern Studies, Orkney College/Perth College UHI

Session A4: Interdisciplinary and Cross-Disciplinary Research.
Session Chair, Dr Melanie Smith
Room 961/962

Navigating futures at 60 Degrees North: Co-curation as praxis for deliberating value formation in future assembling and eliciting learning for sustainability in Orkney and Shetland.
Catherine McCullagh, Institute for Northern Studies (in applied research collaborative with Heriot-Watt University and Shetland Museum and Archives).

Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas: identifying and characterising social innovations examples
Diana Valero, and Rosalind Bryce, Perth College UHI

The Environmental Impact of Later Prehistoric and Norse Communities in the North Atlantic; new investigations from Loch of Tuquoy, Westray, Orkney
Dr Scott Timpany, Archaeology Institute, UHI; Dr Tim Mighall, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen; Prof Antonio Martinez Cortizaz, Biología, Campus Sur, Santiago de Compostela; Prof Ian Foster, University of Northampton; Olwyn Owen, Historic Environment Scotland

From Cèilidh to Page ... and Back Again!
Iain Howieson, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI