Nominated for the July/August 2018 Elsevier Atlas Award, this article contributes to goal 4 on quality education and goal 5 on gender equality. It explores young people's motivations to become future business leaders and in doing so helps to explain the under representation of women among entrepreneurs and top-level managers.

International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 59, March 2018, Pages 28-34

Education is an important factor in improving quality life among the world's poor and yet keeping young women, in particular, in education remains a consistent challenge. Nominated for the Elsevier Atlas Award in March 2018, this article examines a scholarship programme for young indigenous women and how education is a tool for women's empowerment, advancing SDGs 4 and 5.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 44-49

Contributing to goals 4 and 13, this article offers academics and teachers a renewed view for climate change pedagogy.

Annals of Anatomy, Volume 218, July 2018, pages 1-6

This journal article advances SDG 4 and 5 by explaining that gender has an influence on the distribution of mental stress parameters and learning style among male and female medical students.

Development Engineering, Volume 3, 2018, Pages 166-174, ISSN 2352-7285,

A course was launched almost a decade ago under the auspices of the MIT D-Lab by a group of graduate students who worked on advanced prosthesis research and sought to teach MIT undergraduates the fundamentals of creating low-cost prostheses for resource-constrained settings. A human-centered design thinking approach has been applied to this course on creating low-cost prosthetic and assistive devices for the developing world. Teams of students with diverse backgrounds are paired with international stakeholders and industry partners to tackle real-world prosthetic technology needs, learn the design process through interactive lectures and workshops in the classroom, and are given the opportunity to conduct testing of the prototypes generated during the semester at field sites around the globe. This study addresses various SDGs, such as 3, 4, 9 and 10.
Contributing to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 4 (quality education), this research suggests an inclusive health curriculum within undergraduate and continuing professional development programmes (CPD) should include issues related to people whom identify as LGBT+.

World Development: Volume 101, January 2018, Pages 250-267

A paper by the World Bank Data for Goals Group showing that, after conditioning on other individual and household characteristics, having fewer than three children, having greater educational attainment, and living in an urban area are strongly and positively associated with welfare. The latest World Bank estimate is that 770 million people lived in extreme poverty in 2013. The paper examines the factors involved in striving to meet the requirements of SDG 1 and 4.

Neuron, Volume 96, Issue 4, 15 November 2017, Pages 721-729

In the past 50 years, significant progress in women’s equality has been made worldwide. Western countries, particularly European countries, have implemented initiatives to attain a more gender-balanced workforce with the introduction of family friendly policies, by trying to narrow the gender pay gap and by promoting women’s career progression. This paper reports on the progress made in higher education, the shortcomings, and how new initiatives hold great promise for improving gender equality (SDG 5) in academia around the globe.
With over 700 million illiterate adults worldwide, governments in many developing countries have implemented adult literacy programs. This study reports the impact of a computer-based adult literacy program, Tara Akshar Plus, on the literacy and numeracy skills of previously illiterate adult women in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This article contributes to SDG 4 target 6 and 4B.
West Africa has the highest proportion of married adolescents, and the highest adolescent childbearing rate and maternal death rate in sub-Saharan Africa. Using data from 19 211 women across 13 west African countries, this survey-based study reports that while many adolescents use some antenatal care for their first birth, they seek care later, make fewer visits during pregnancy, and receive less comprehensive care than older first-time mothers.