The ROS Theses Repository contains full-text copies of all Heriot-Watt University PhD theses awarded from 2009 onwards.

It is mandatory for any student who completes a doctoral thesis to submit a digital copy for inclusion in ROS. In addition, the metadata-only records of older theses (previously held in the University Library catalogue) are included in ROS, with full text digital copies being sought on a voluntary basis. If you have a digital copy of your thesis and you wish to store it in ROS, please contact us.

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  • Measuring the effect of immediacy on consumer engagement behaviours in social media settings 

    Perez Vega, Rodrigo (Heriot-Watt University Management and Languages, 2016-05)
    This thesis presents evidence of how immediacy affects consumer engagement behaviour in a social media setting. It answers the research question: Does immediacy influence consumer engagement behaviours with brands on ...
  • Nanomedicines for the treatment of tuberculosis 

    Donnellan, Samantha Mary Kate (Heriot-Watt University Life Sciences, 2016-04)
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is the bacterium responsible for the human disease tuberculosis (TB). This study aimed to develop a rapid, low cost assay for screening the anti-mycobacterial properties of new therapies. ...
  • Modelling the two-phase plume dynamics of CO2 leakage into open shallow waters 

    Dewar, Marius (Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2016-03)
    A numerical model of two-phase plume developments in a small scale turbulent ocean is proposed and designed as a fundamental study to predict the near field physicochemical impacts and biological risk to the marine ecosystem ...
  • Quality management system for building maintenance 

    Alshehri, Ayman Rashed (Heriot-Watt University School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, 2016-03)
    Quality management (QM) is viewed as concepts, principles, or practices within which prescriptive views and empirical facts play roles in constructing and operating the industry to improve the performance. The growth of ...
  • Estimating international risk-sharing in the presence of endogeneity. 

    Dunker, Kai (Heriot-Watt University Management and Languages, 2016-05)
    Over six chapters, this thesis explores how to estimate risk-sharing when output is not exogenous. The thesis starts with a survey of the current literature and how it estimates risk-sharing. This survey is then followed ...

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