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Behind the influence of job crafting on citizen value co-creation with the public organization: joint effects of paternalistic leadership and public service motivation

This research seeks to investigate the role of paternalistic leadership in fostering job crafting among public employees, which may in turn foster citizen value co-creation with the public organization. The data were collated from public employees working in public legal service agencies in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and citizens whom they served. The data analyses verified the negative association between authoritarian leadership behavior and job crafting, as well as the positive associations between benevolent and moral behaviors and job crafting. The results also revealed the positive effect of job crafting on citizen value co-creation via citizen-organization identification as a mediator.

Author: Tuan (Tuan Luu), Luu Trong
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article (In press)
Status: Live|Last updated:23 February 2018 6:32 PM
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Applying social innovation theory to examine how community co-designed health services develop: Using a case study approach and mixed methods

Background: Citizen participation in health service co-production is increasingly enacted. A reason for engaging community members is to co-design services that are locally-appropriate and harness local assets. To date, much literature examines processes of involving participants, with little consideration of innovative services are designed, how innovations emerge, develop and whether they sustain or diffuse. This paper addresses this gap by examining co-designed initiatives through the lens of social innovation - a conceptualisation more attuned to analysing grassroots innovation than common health services research approaches considering top-down, technical innovations. This paper considers whether social innovation is a useful frame for examining co-designed services. Methods: Eighty-eight volunteer community-based participants from six rural Australian communities were engaged using the same, tested co-design framework for a 12-month design and then 12-month implementation phase, in 24 workshops (2014-16…

Author: Farmer, Jane, Carlisle, Karen, Dickson-Swift, Virginia, Teasdale, Simo...
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article
Status: Live|Last updated:23 February 2018 6:32 PM
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A predictive model of interfacial interactions between functionalised carbon fibre surfaces cross-linked with epoxy resin

Attachment of amine-bearing molecules, denoted surface grafted molecules (SGMs), onto the surface of carbon fibre has been previously shown to enhance interfacial interactions at the carbon fibre/epoxy interface. However, the design principles inherent to optimising this enhancement are not yet established. Here, we investigate the influence of SGM design criteria on the interfacial mechanical response for three types of SGM via predictions based on molecular dynamics simulations, and by experimental measurements. The SGMs are covalently grafted to the graphitic fibre surface via in situ generated and decomposed phenyl diazo salts. All three SGMs possess a phenyl ring as the surface attachment point, and differ by the number and/or position (meta or para) of the amine-terminated side-chain(s) attached to the ring. The single-chain meta-substituted SGM produces the least interfacial enhancement, while the double-chain meta-substituted SGM enhances the interfacial shear strength by 29% relative to the control. …

Author: Demir, Baris , Beggs, Kathleen M. , Fox, Bronwyn L. , Servinis, Linden...
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article (In press)
Status: Live|Last updated:23 February 2018 6:32 PM
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Phenomenology goes to the movies

Building primarily on the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, a number of film theorists have developed varied and sophisticated ways of utilizing the philosophical method of phenomenology to discuss embodiment, film technology, aesthetic techniques, realism, spectatorship, and contexts of film reception over the past two decades. Soon after a special issue of Quarterly Review of Film and Video was dedicated to phenomenology in 1990, Alan Casebier published Film and Phenomenology (1991). This monograph was swiftly followed by Vivian Sobchack’s groundbreaking study Address of the Eye (1992), a book that came to define the field and influence a stream of journal articles by film scholars and philosophers such as Laura Rascaroli (1997) and Havi Carel (2007). By the turn of the millennium, phenomenology was emerging as an alternative to neo-formalist, cognitivist, ideological, and psychoanalytic interpretations of film narrative, spectatorship, and screen aesthetics. In 2000, Laura U. Marks employed phenomenology to a…

Author: Stadler, Jane
Publication year: 2011
Publication type: Journal article
Status: Live|Last updated:23 February 2018 6:32 PM
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Seeing with green eyes: Tasmanian landscape cinema and the ecological gaze

As Tom O’ Regan states in his discussion of “Unities of Setting and Landscape” in Australian National Cinema, “It is a commonplace that landscape is central to Australian culture” (1). In order to explore the factors underpinning the seemingly commonplace intersection of land, culture and cinema, this article presents a regional study investigating ways of perceiving, mediating and interpreting the wilderness environment. It begins by identifying patterns of screen production and spatial representation in Tasmanian feature films (2), then examines two recurring modes of expression that dominate this landscape cinema and associated critical and industrial discourse: Gothic symbolism and environmentalism. Where the Gothic typically represents the landscape as a malevolent, awesome threat to humans, the environmentalist perspective perceives it to be threatened by us, yet these apparently disjunctive modes are frequently entangled.

Author: Stadler, Jane
Publication year: 2012
Publication type: Journal article
Status: Live|Last updated:23 February 2018 6:32 PM
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Analysis of frequency sensitive wind plant penetration effect on load frequency control of hybrid power system

Integration of wind penetration has moved the electricity grid in a transition phase to a new model where wind power plants are expected to participate in all levels of frequency regulation. This paper analyses the load frequency control of hybrid power system consisting of thermal, hydro and gas-based power plants in the presence of non-scheduled wind plants under different operating modes and under different penetration level. A moving average filter and dynamic dead band dependent frequency-active power controller is applied to augment the type-3 wind plant model. Simulation results presented here provides some guidance on the design parameters of frequency regulation scheme in the presence of frequency sensitive wind plant. Simulation results indicate that the penetration level up to 60% of grid code compatible frequency sensitive wind plants participating in the AGC system is a possibility in a strongly interconnected network with low load disturbance. Control area having grid code compatible frequency s…

Author: Aziz, Asma, Oo, Aman Than, Stojcevski, Alex
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article
Status: Live|Last updated:23 February 2018 6:32 PM
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PPFA: Privacy Preserving Fog-enabled Aggregation in smart grid

For constrained end devices in Internet of Things (IoT), such as smart meters, data transmission is an energy-consuming operation. To address this problem, we propose an efficient and privacy-preserving aggregation system with the aid of Fog computing architecture, named PPFA, which enables the intermediate Fog nodes to periodically collect data from nearby smart meters and accurately derive aggregate statistics as the fine-grained Fog level aggregation. The Cloud/utility supplier computes overall aggregate statistics by aggregating Fog level aggregation. To minimize the privacy leakage and mitigate the utility loss, we use more efficient and concentrated Gaussian mechanism to distribute noise generation among parties, thus offering provable differential privacy guarantees of the aggregate statistic on both Fog level and Cloud level. In addition, to ensure aggregator obliviousness and system robustness, we put forward a two-layer encryption scheme: the first layer applies OTP to encrypt individual noisy measu…

Author: Lyu, Lingjuan, Nandakumar, Karthik, Rubinstein, Benjamin, Jin, Jiong, ...
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article (In press)
Status: Live|Last updated:23 February 2018 6:32 PM
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'Blended' therapy: The development and pilot evaluation of an internet-facilitated cognitive behavioral intervention to supplement face-to-face therapy for hoarding disorder

Mixed findings regarding the long-term efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for the treatment of hoarding has led to the investigation of novel treatment approaches. “Blended” therapy, a combination of face-to-face (f2f) and online therapy, is a form of therapy that enables longer exposure to therapy in a cost-effective and accessible format. Blended therapy holds many benefits, including increased access to content, lower time commitment for clinicians, and lower costs. The aim of the present study was to develop and evaluate a “blended” treatment program for hoarding disorder (HoPE), involving 12-weeks of face-to-face group therapy, and an 8 week online therapist assisted program. A sample of 12 participants with hoarding symptomology were recruited from the Melbourne Metropolitan area, and were involved in one of two conditions; 12 weeks group therapy +8 weeks online therapy (bCBT) or 12 weeks group therapy +8 weeks waitlist +8 weeks online therapy. Questionnaires were completed at all time points.…

Author: Fitzpatrick, Molly, Nedeljkovic, Maja, Abbott, Jo-Anne, Kyrios, Michae...
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article (In press)
Status: Live|Last updated:23 February 2018 6:32 PM
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Numerical study on the effects of diaphragm stiffness and strength on the seismic response of multi-story modular buildings

Modular building construction relies on prefabricated modules which are assembled onsite to form complete buildings. The assembly requires modules to be connected at discrete locations and results in the formation of discontinuous diaphragms. Diaphragm discontinuities could potentially lead to structural instability or possible diaphragm failure if unaccounted for. Therefore, the primary objective of this study is to evaluate the influence of in-plane diaphragm stiffness and strength on the seismic performance of multi-story modular buildings. A simplified method is presented to establish diaphragm service stiffness considering shear deformation of individual module diaphragms as well as shear and axial deformation of diaphragm connections. This method is used to construct numerical models of a four-by-four bay four-story modular steel building. Three diaphragm stiffness levels, namely rigid, stiff and flexible, are considered for these models and were each subjected to 44 horizontal ground motions relating t…

Author: Srisangeerthanan, Sriskanthan, Hashemi, M. Javad, Rajeev, Pathmanathan...
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article
Status: Live|Last updated:23 February 2018 6:32 PM
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Affectless empathy, embodied imagination, and 'The Killer Inside Me'

Is it possible for an emotionless psychopath such as Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford (played by Casey Affleck), the mild-mannered murderer in Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me (2010), to experience empathy? This article analyses the interface between the spectator and the screen in this potent film, a crime thriller adapted from Jim Thompson’s brutal novel of the same title (1952). It tests the characteristics, boundaries and significance of cinematic empathy by examining the narrative’s central character, and it questions how the audience’s epistemological alignment with this deranged protagonist complicates responses to the film. In this way The Killer Inside Me furnishes a limit case or thought experiment about empathy’s affective, cognitive and ethical dimensions.

Author: Stadler, Jane
Publication year: 2013
Publication type: Journal article
Status: Live|Last updated:23 February 2018 6:32 PM
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