Clare Wilson

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Enhanced soil element concentrations may serve as indicators not only of modern pollution, but also of former historic and/or pre-historic human activity. However, there is little consensus over the most appropriate means of extraction for identifying chemical signatures of modern and archaeological pollution. This study addressed this question by using a(More)
Multi-element soil analysis is now an established technique in archaeology. It has been used to locate archaeological sites and define the extent of human activity beyond the structural remains, and to aid interpretation of space use in and around archaeological remains. This study aimed to evaluate the consistency of these soil element signatures between(More)
This paper demonstrates that there can be a legacy of contamination on former arable land in remote rural areas as a result of past manuring practices. In the first part of the study four farms abandoned in the late 19th to mid-20th century were investigated with samples collected from residual material in domestic hearths, the midden heaps, kailyards(More)
PURPOSE To determine the feasibility in a middle-level human development country of onsite training, image collection, Internet transfer, and remote grading of digital retinal images from babies screened for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS Two experienced nurses in a neonatal nursery in Lima, Peru, were trained to take posterior pole (30 degrees(More)
PURPOSE To describe the rate of change in retinal vessel width and tortuosity in eyes that develop treatment-requiring, or type 1, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) versus eyes that do not develop type 1 ROP. METHODS Posterior poles of eyes of 41 infants at risk for ROP were imaged longitudinally with a 30° fundus camera. Retinal vessel width and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether quantitative analysis of retinal vessel width and tortuosity from digital images discriminates which eyes with preplus retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) progress to treatment severity. METHODS Posterior pole images of eyes at first clinical diagnosis of preplus ROP were obtained using a 30 degrees-field, noncontact fundus(More)
This exploratory study aimed to assess whether ubiquitous devices could be used to facilitate person-centred reminiscence therapy. In order to test this approach to delivering a reminiscence therapy intervention, a tablet application was designed (using participatory design) and tested by the carers of people with dementia. The study showed that there is(More)
In this paper the research draws upon reminiscence therapy, which is used in treating dementia, as an applied theory to promote well being in people who experience low moods. The application proposed here aims to promote wellbeing for people suffering from mood disorders and dementia but could potentially be used to enhance wellbeing for many types of(More)
PURPOSE Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disorder of developing retinal blood vessels in preterm infants. The purpose of this nested study was to investigate the effects of higher (91-95%) and lower (85-89%) oxygen saturation (SpO2) targeting on retinal blood vessel growth in preterm infants. METHODS Retinal blood vessel growth in the higher (91-95%)(More)