Research - Articles


The Leadership Quarterly, Volume 30, Issue 5, 2019, 101297

Norway was the first of ten countries to legislate gender quotas for boards of publicly traded firms. There is considerable debate and mixed evidence concerning the implications of female board representation. In this paper, the researchers explain the main sources of biases in the existing literature on the effects of women directors on firm performance and review methods to account for these biases. This addresses SDGs 5 and 8.

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Volume 161, 2020, 107996.

The authors of this meta-analysis assessed the usefulness of multidisciplinary care teams (MCTs) in reducing amputation rates in adults with diabetes. They found that after implementing an MCT amputation prevention program, healthcare systems experience a very significant reduction in amputations. The study furthers SDG 3 (Good health and well-being) by illustratating the effectiveness of investing in an MCT prevention program in terms of ‘possible limbs saved’.

Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology, Vol 15, 2019, pages 70-75.

The KiDS project is a new collaboration designed to inform and teach staff, children and parents about diabetes management. Following trials in Brazil and India, the project has increased knowledge about diabetes, reflected through healthier food choices and support for physical activities at school. This supports SDG's 3, 4 and 10.

Environment International, Volume 134, January 2020,105132.

Winner of the Elsevier Atlas Award in January 2020, this article explores the potential health impacts of implementing the Barcelona Superblock model, contributing to SDGs 3, 11 and 13.

Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 152, January 2020, 104507

Winner of the February 2020 Elsevier Atlas Award, this article proposes a circular economy framework for the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage buildings to reduce environmental impacts, contributing to SDGs 11, 12 and 13.

SSM - Population Health, Volume 9, December 2019.

Contributing to SDGs 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and 5 (Gender Equality), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article investigates the mental health impacts of psychological abuse within intimate relationships.

November 2019

The #SDGBookClub helps children learn about the Sustainable Development Goals. The book club presents a selection of books for children aged 5-12 on each of the goals. Check out the books that have been selected in support of Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 105, May 2019, Pages 187-205.

Directly contributing to SDGs 7 (affordable and clean energy), 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 13 (climate action), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article analyses the feasibility of powering the Americas with renewable energy by 2030.

International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70, October 2019. 

Directly contributing to SDGs 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 4 (Quality Education) and 5 (Clean Water and Sanitation), this Elsevier Atlas award winning article examines the effects of school toilet provision on the primary-school attendance rate in Kenya.

Joule, 2019, ISSN 2542-4351,

To achieve SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG 13 (climate action) we need reliable and robust renewable energy sources. Solar photovoltaics (PV) is a very promising and rapidly growing technology (particularly in the developing world), but one of the problems of solar panels is that they “soil” – ie over time they become damaged by dust / pollution / animal waste / moss etc, and this limits their performance. This Joule study is the most accurate analysis of the impact of soiling, and sets out a pathway to how soiling can be mitigated.