Research - Articles


World Development, Volume 120, March 2019, Pages 1-14.

This study analyses the relationship between social inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and economic development. This article directly contributes to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG (decent work and economic development).

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 83, March 2019, Pages 37-54.

This article relates to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), addressing how racial stereotypes might also depend on other aspects of target identities such as gay (vs. non-gay) men. The "whitening" effect indicates race and sexual orientation are not orthogonal in the minds of perceivers.

Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Volume 8, 2018, Pages 31-46

This research directly contributes to SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing) and 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure). This paper presents and tests a potential solution for providing refrigerated storage of vital medical supplies to rural communities without connection to electrical grids.

Chem, Volume 5, Issue 3, March 2019, Pages 664-680.

Solar water disinfection catalysed by metal-free photocatalyst has emerged as a promising approach for clean water production, directly contributing to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation).

Joule, Volume 3, Issue 3, 20 March 2019, Pages 631-633.

This piece provides insights into what has caused solar photovoltaic costs to fall so rapidly, such that in many parts of the world solar power plants are now more economical than coal- or gas-fired plants. This relates directly to SDG 7 (affordable & clean energy).

Joule, Volume 3, Issue 4, April 2019, pages 992- 1005.  

Contributing to SDG 13 (climate action), this rigorous study shows that renewable electricity systems could work equally well in both historical and future climates, despite changing weather patterns.

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.

Building and Environment, Volume 150, March 2019, Pages 245-253.

The findings from this research support the premise that biodynamic lighting could be a promising non-pharmacological intervention for people with dementia who still live at home. This supports Sustainable Development Goal 3 (good health and well being).

Internet of Things, Volume 5, March 2019, Pages 12-33.

This paper supports SDGs 9 and 11 (industry, innovation & infrastructure and sustainable cities & communities). To deal with the issues of urbanization such as traffic, pollution and waste, new information and communication technologies (ICT) and solutions coming from the Internet of Things (IoT), Edge, Cloud computing and Big Data are brought together to fulfill the vision of Smart Cities.

Energy and Buildings, Volume 186, March 2019, Pages 405-415.

A total of 1.8–4.1 billion people are potentially exposed to heat stress due to lack of access to cooling energy systems. This study develops a comprehensive measure of energy access by introducing the dimension of space cooling. This research has direct implications for human health and wellbeing (SDG 3), and interacts with SDGs 7 (affordable and clean energy) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities).