Articles & Features

Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 113, April 2019, Pages 402-408.

This review discusses the need for standardized research methodologies within freshwater microplastic research. Standardized techniques will improve the accuracy of microplastic abundance records within freshwater environments, supporting progress towards SDG 14 (life below water) and 12 (responsible consumption and production).
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 113, April 2019, Pages 409-425.

Supporting progress towards SDG's 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 14 (life below water), this review discusses microplastic and nanoplastic occurrence in freshwater ecosystems and explores current analytical methods used to characterise them.

United Nations University, New York, March 2019. 

Focussing on SDGs 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), Dr Alison Gardner, head of the Rights Lab’s Governance Programme, discusses the Slavery-Free Communities Programme’s work, highlighting promising practices in the context of Nottingham and the UK.
XpertHR,

5 Mar 2019

Employers today must plan for an aging workforce and make a strong effort to attract and retain older workers. It is critical for employers to take note of the value older workers can bring to an organization and consider the following steps to address their needs within the context of workforce planning.
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 112, March 2019, Pages 248-254.

Directly contributing to SDG's 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 14 (life below water), this review explores current methods to identify sources of freshwater microplastic pollution. Effective identification of these sources will help shape and develop future best management practices.

United Nations University, February 2019.

Contributing to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), this report constitutes a first step to establish evidence that can be used to inform practice in the joint application of UN sanctions and mediation, in its efforts to prevent and resolve conflict.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 21-22.

This correspondence discusses Singapore's success in progressing towards SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 5 (gender equality).
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 515-516.

Continuing this special issues focus on SDG 5 (gender equality) within science, medicine and health. This perspective piece suggests that themes of power, systemic inequity, and bias are far more influential, inspiring and effective at driving gender equality compared to business cases and economic themes.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 570-578

This review expresses ways in which the feminist theory has been applied to medical education and medical education research, developing SDGs 5 (gender equality) and 4 (quality education).
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 495-497.

Focussing on SDG 5 (gender equality), this commentary seeks to explain Australia's poor retention rates of women in surgical training. To improve retention rates, the underlying multiple stressors and constituent factors which build up over time must be addressed before a tipping point is reached.

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