Health and wellbeing


Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 43-47.

The SDGs offer oppotunities for closer environment-poverty integration. However, to be transformative, they need a broadening of measures and indicators. This paper argues that indicators should include constituent roles of environment in wellbeing and poverty, furthering goals 1 and 3.
Infrastructure is a global multi-trillion dollar market presenting many opportunities and risks for sustainable development. This article aims to foster better conceptualisation of the connections and tensions between infrastructure policy and public health in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially ‘good health and wellbeing’ (number 3) and ‘industry, innovation and infrastructure’ (number 9), based on findings from interviews with a purposive sample of senior practicing Australian infrastructure policy makers.
Addressing goals 9 and 12, this article explores the sustainabiity commitments and key performance indictors (KPIs) implemented by Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients.

Multimodal Behavior Analysis in the Wild, Advances and Challenges, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2019, Pages 79-102

This chapter addresses SDGs 3 and 9 by examining the technologies devised in Glassense—Wearable technologies for sensory supplementation. This regional project aimed to develop a proof of concept prototype of a sensorized pair of glasses to assist users with limited technology skills and multiple disabilities.
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is rapidly activated following synaptic activation. AMPK stimulates neuronal glycolysis and oxidative respiration, i.e., metabolic plasticity. Metabolic plasticity ensures the expression of IEGs and long-term memory formation. AMPK deregulation, as in Alzheimer disease, prevents metabolic plasticity response.
This review discusses the effects of the diurnal cycle of cortisol on cognitive function and physical activity in older adults with and without cognitive impairment.
Some microglial phenotypes can offer neuroprotection in Alzheimer's disease (AD).
This chapter addresses SDGs 3 and 10 by providing content on a variety of topics pertaining to intellectual and developmental disabilities through the most recent research on the causes, effects, classification systems and syndromes of developmental disabilities.
This content addresses SDGs 3 and 10 by identifying practices that promote integrated and competitive employment for people with IDD, examining the current state of employment for people with IDD, reviewing the level of evidence of studies that have examined the effectiveness of interventions targeting employment for adults with IDD, showing the connection between post secondary education (PSE) and employment and reviewing the research on PSE and outcomes for individuals with IDD.
This journal article addresses SDG 3 by discussing neurodevelopmental disorders that manifest in early childhood, with a focus on genetics.