Research - Articles

Elsevier,

International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 44, September 2015, Pages 42-55

This paper examines the effect of age of marriage on women's schooling outcomes for 36 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa and South West Asia. Girls and young women, particularly those from poor families, face unequal access to education. One factor explaining this is early childhood marriage. This paper contributes to SDG 5 target 3 and SDG 4.
Elsevier,

Land Use Policy: Volume 46, July 2015, Pages 304-313

A study of the Massive Food Production Programme (MFPP) in South Africa shows that a focus on raising maize yields in small-scale farming environments did not result in a marked improvement in rural poverty or food security. This article presents results from a study of the MFPP in three villages in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. This article highlights the interconnection between SDG 1 - No Poverty and SDG 2 - Zero hunger and points to ways in which improvements in agriculture could have benefits on the livelihoods of the poorest small holder farmers.
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Social Science & Medicine, Volumes 136–137, July 2015, Pages 17-26

This paper contributes to the literature on Indigenous health, human dimensions of climate change, and place-based dimensions of health by examining the role of environment for Inuit health in the context of a changing climate. It addresses SDG 3 and 13.
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World Development, Volume 68, April 2015, Pages 180–204

As the post-MDG era approaches in 2016, reducing child undernutrition is gaining high priority on the international development agenda, both as a maker and marker of development. Revisiting Smith and Haddad (2000), we use data from 1970 to 2012 for 116 countries, finding that safe water access, sanitation, women’s education, gender equality, and the quantity and quality of food available in countries have been key drivers of past reductions in stunting. This article demonstrates that addressing SDGs 2, 4, 5 and 6 contributes to the advancement of SDG 3.
Elsevier,

Social Science & Medicine, March 2015, Pages 316 - 326

The evidence that large income differences have damaging health and social consequences is strong and in most countries inequality is increasing. Narrowing the gap will improve the health and wellbeing of populations and contribute to the advancement of SDG 10.2 by empowering and promoting the social, economic and political inclusion of all.
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International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), 2015, Pages 765-770.

This paper aligns with SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), exploring theoretical insights surrounding Queer Theory.
Elsevier,

Health & Place, Volume 31, January 2015, Pages 65-74

Most research on neighbourhoods and health will likely continue to be based upon observational studies, improving their design will advance knowledge generated from this growing field. Increasingly, discussions about strengthening this evidence base is being linked to other design and analytic strategies such as inclusion of instrumental variables, propensity scoring and use of natural experiments to further our understanding of the impact of place on health. We have described here several methodological issues that shaped the design considerations of the NEHW study to ensure that, while it is a cross-sectional sample, it will still advance the quality of evidence emerging from observational studies. This addresses SDG 3.
Elsevier,

Health & Place, Volume 34, July 2015, Pages 97-106

This paper extends the concept of therapeutic landscapes by investigating how green and blue spaces affect older adult health and wellbeing. Nature can promote the physical, mental, and social health of older adults. Blue space in particular embodies important therapeutic qualities for older adults. Safety, accessibility, and perception affect the therapeutic impact of landscapes. This paper addresses SDG 3.
Elsevier,

Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 56, Issue 3, March 2015, Pages 280-285.

Developing SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being), this study evaluates a possible developmental trajectory in LGBT distress and the factors that might influence distress over time.
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Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 56, Issue 3, March 2015, Pages 274-279.

This study aims to fill a gap in knowledge, comparing the mental health of transgender adolescents and emerging adults to cisgender youth accessing community-based clinical services, further developing SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being).

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