Patrick Stacey

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In fast-paced busIness envIronments like computer games, agile would seem to be the appropriate style of software development. However, our study of three computer game studios revealed that game development does not deploy agile methods as such, but rather it shares some of agile's practices and values. We were intrigued by how agility was triggered in(More)
The expression of c-fos protein was examined in the basal forebrains of male rats 60 min following intracerebroventricular infusions of 250 pmol angiotensin II. Levels of corticosterone and vasopressin were also measured at the same time point. In animals not allowed access to water after infusion, angiotensin II induced intense c-fos expression in a band(More)
A study was made in 2 consecutive years of the emotional states and morning and afternoon serum levels of prolactin, cortisol and testosterone of male medical students during a 4- to 5-week period preceding a major university examination. 'Distress', 'anxiety' and, to a lesser degree, 'depression' increased during the 2 weeks immediately preceding the(More)
Monitoring rates of alcohol consumption across the UK is a timely problem due to ever-increasing drinking levels. This has led to calls from public services (e.g. police and health services) to assess the effect it is having on people and society. Current research methods that are utilised to assess consumption patterns are costly, time consuming, and do(More)
Language change and innovation is constant in online and offline communication, and has led to new words entering people's lexicon and even entering modern day dictionaries, with recent additions of 'e-cig' and 'vape'. However the manual work required to identify these 'innovations' is both time consuming and subjective. In this work we demonstrate how such(More)
Cortisol levels in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were studied in ovariectomized, estrogen-treated monkeys during either prolonged hypercortisolemia or the more transient effects of a bolus injection of cortisol. Control (saline-treated) animals showed the expected diurnal rhythm in serum cortisol, but proportionately more cortisol was present in(More)