Neil Cook

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Room metaphors have become increasingly popular as a basis for CSCW systems. This paper describes how such metaphors might be extended to support large scale communication through the introduction of a spatial model for meditating conversations in virtual computer spaces. The model is described in terms of an abstract mathematical framework and the paper(More)
Virtual world metaphors are becoming increasingly popular as a basis for collaborative systems (i.e. Groupware and Computer Supported Cooperative Work). This paper describes how such metaphors might be extended to support communication on a large scale through the introduction of a spatial model for meditating interaction in virtual computer spaces. Key(More)
OBJECTIVES In the UK, there have been a number of national initiatives to promote earlier detection and prompt referral of patients presenting to primary care with signs and symptoms of cancer. The aim of the study was to explore the experiences of a range of primary care staff in promoting earlier presentation, detection and referral of patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have shown limited awareness about cancer risk factors among hospital-based staff. Less is known about general cancer awareness among community frontline National Health Service and social care staff. METHODS A cross-sectional computer-assisted telephone survey of 4664 frontline community-based health and social care staff in North West(More)
Virtual world metaphors are becoming increasingly popular as a basis for collaborative systems. This paper describes how such metaphors might be extended to support communication on a large scale through the introduction of a spatial model for conversation management in virtual computer spaces. The key concepts of awareness, focus and aura are introduced(More)
BACKGROUND Community-based studies of patellofemoral pain (PFP) need a questionnaire tool that discriminates between those with and those without the condition. To overcome these issues, we have designed a self-report questionnaire which aims to identify people with PFP in the community. METHODS STUDY DESIGNS comparative study and cross-sectional(More)
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