Research - Articles

International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Volume 222, Issue 4, May 2019, Pages 635-644.

Focussing on SDGs 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article identifies a positive effect of on-site treatment of hospital wastewater on the communal sewage system.

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 114, 2019, Pages 196-201.

This paper critically reviews current scientific knowledge surrounding microplastics in the environment, supporting SDGs 9.5 (enhanced scientific research), 12 (responsible consumption and production), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land).

Research Policy, Volume 48, Issue 4, May 2019, Pages 949-967

This paper assesses the extent to which scientific research is related to societal needs, with a focus on rice research and technology between 1983 and 2012. Winner of the Elsevier Atlas Award in October 2019, the paper advances SDG 9.

Journal of Hepatology, Volume 70, Issue 5, May 2019, Pages 885-892.

Directly focussing on SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing), a pan-European study of 467,336 men and women found that physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of developing liver cancers over the next decade.

Maturitas, Volume 126, August 2019, Pages 34-37.

This research develops SDG 3 (good health and well-being) alongside SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) by exploring changes in physiology associated with transgender hormones in the older population, a previously neglected demographic research area.

The Global Health Lancet, Volume 7, Issue 4, April 2019, Pages 436-447.

Directly contributing to SDGs 3 (good health and well-being) and 10 (reduced inequalities), this research informs global prevention strategies for HIV and other STIs among men who have sex with men.

Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 80, April 2019, Pages 190-204.

This research piece explores the literature surrounding integration of gender and sexual diversity in teacher education, relating to SDG 4 (quality education) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).

SSM - Population Health, Volume 7, Apr 2019.

This article supports SDG 1 (no poverty) and SDG 3 (good health and well being). Exposure to community health nursing services mitigates the mortality risk of children with uneducated and relatively poor mothers. Community health nurse approaches to community-based health services represents a core health component of poverty reduction programs.

Joule, Volume 3, Issue 4, 17 April 2019, Pages 1006-1027.

This research develops SDGs 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land). A new recycling process of the common plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) could help with the urgent problem of ever-increasing amounts of plastic waste in our oceans and the environment.

Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 171, 1 April 2019, Pages 28-36,

This article contributes to SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 14 (life below water), highlighting the importance of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as effective instruments to conserve biodiversity and its resources.