Research - Articles

Elsevier,

City and Environment Interactions, Volume 1, September 2019, 100004

This article addresses goals 11, 13 and 17 by testing the Adaptigation Framework using the example of municipal advisory committees in Germany and assessing how they influence municipalities’ capacity to institutionalise joint mitigation and adaptation goals in sector policy and planning.
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Trends in Food Science & Technology, Volume 91, September 2019, Pages 454-466

This journal article addresses goals 3, 12 and 15 by looking at public perceptions of, and attitudes towards, synthetic biology and its applications to agriculture and food production.
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TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 109, December 2018, Pages 163-172.

Contributing to SDG's 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 15 (life on land), this review explores scientific progress in analytical methods, pollution characteristics and ecological effects of microplastics in soils.
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Social Science & Medicine, Volume 211, August 2018, Pages 274-281.

This Elsevier Atlas Award winning research contributes to SDG 3 (good health and well-being), exploring anti-vaccination public opinions. Overconfidence associated with a lack of topic specific knowledge is identified as a contributor to anti-vaccination attitudes among individuals.
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Trends in Food Science & Technology, Volume 90, August 2019, Pages 180-186

This journal article addresses goals 12, 3 and 13 by exploring how sensory consumer science can contribute to transforming food consumption in line with sustainable development objectives.
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Journal of Healthcare Quality Research, Volume 34, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 167-175.

This research piece directly contributes to SDGs 3 (good health and well-being) and 10 (reduced inequalities), recognising the importance of training healthcare workers on health system responsiveness to increase the use of public healthcare facilities by India's low-income internal migrants.
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Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 23, 2020, e00120, ISSN 2214-9937

Contributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12, this critical literature review surveys the existing environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) studies on grid-scale stationary lithium-ion battery energy storage systems, and highlights research gaps concerning comprehensive environmental impacts. Several recommendations for future stationary storage LCA studies are proposed.
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Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 22, 2019, e00121, ISSN 2214-9937

This paper focuses on the integration of a pregnant leach solution (PLS) - derived from a NiMH recycling stream - into a nickel production plant. Although toxic Cd is not present in NiMH batteries, it ends up in the battery waste stream, preventing direct integration of the waste into the primary process. This study removed Zn, Fe, Al, Mn and Cd ions from the PLS using a two-step solvent extraction process, so that the Ni and Co remaining in solution could be integrated into the nickel production process, addressing SDGs 7, 9 and 12.
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Journal of Affective Disorders, Volume 234, July 2018, Pages 97-104.

Contributing to SDG 3 (good health and well-being), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning research identifies significant mental health benefits associated with improved social cohesion and increased physical activity.
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TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 116, July 2019, Pages 346-359.

Focussing on SDG's 3 (good health and well-being), 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 14 (life below water), this review piece identifies limitations in current methodologies and practices used to study microplastics in seafood. Future studies may be improved by harmonising research methods, including sampling, isolation, quantification, polymer identification, and contamination management procedures.

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