Alison Robinson

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The last few years have seen an increase in research studies on the impact and effectiveness of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the teaching and learning of English as a school subject. It is against that research background and against recent developments in policy and practice in the UK that the present systematic review of the(More)
AIM Overweight and obesity affects approximately 20% of Australian pre-schoolers. The general practice nurse (PN) workforce has increased in recent years; however, little is known of PN capacity and potential to provide routine advice for the prevention of child obesity. This mixed methods pilot study aims to explore the current practices, attitudes,(More)
BACKGROUND Calreticulin, a Ca(2+)-buffering chaperone of the endoplasmic reticulum, is highly expressed in the embryonic heart and is essential for cardiac development. After birth, the calreticulin gene is sharply down regulated in the heart, and thus, adult hearts have negligible levels of calreticulin. In this study we tested the role of calreticulin in(More)
Acknowledgements The EPPI English Review Group and this review are part of the initiative on evidence-informed policy and practice at the There are no conflicts of interest for any members of the group. (2004) The effect of grammar teaching (syntax) in English on 5 to 16 year olds' accuracy and quality in written composition: Review summary. University of(More)
BACKGROUND A common feature of preclinical models of colitis is that the time-course, magnitude, and persistence of inflammation vary considerably within the experimental animal group. Accordingly, noninvasive, serial quantification of colonic inflammation could advantageously guide dosing regimens and assess drug efficacy, thus enhancing the value of(More)
A systematic review of the use of small-group discussions in science teaching with students aged 11-18, and the effect of different stimuli (print materials, practical work, ICT, video/film) on students' understanding of evidence A systematic review of the use of small-group discussions in science teaching with students aged 11-18, and the effect of(More)
AIM Approximately 20% of Australian pre-school children are overweight. Primary care providers have a crucial role in identifying children at risk of unhealthy weight gain and to offer advice and suggestions to parents. The Healthy 4 Life pilot study aimed to develop and test the feasibility of a practice nurse (PN)-led brief intervention into a healthy(More)
There are no conflicts of interest for the core team of RG members. Other members of the RG (John Holman, Robin Millar) are involved in the development of 21 st Century Science, a course currently in its pilot phase which will be advocating the use of small-group discussions. A number of members of the RG (all of which advocated the use of small-group(More)
Acknowledgements The EPPI-Centre English Review Group and this review are part of the initiative on evidence-informed policy and practice at the Economics and Psychology are major players in evidence-informed research. There are no conflicts of interest for any members of the group. (2004) The effect of grammar teaching (sentence combining) in English on 5(More)