Research - Articles

Elsevier,

Energy Research & Social Science, March 2014, Pages 188 - 197

The threat of disruptive climate change has thrown the spotlight on the central role that energy plays in shaping the future relationship between human society and its natural environment. This article provides an overview of how the study of global environmental politics has shaped energy research in the past and how it contributes to defining the future energy research agenda. It provides insights to SDG target 7 to secure clean energy with minimal environmental impact to all.
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Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Volume 103, Issue 2, February 2014, Pages 137–149

Diabetes is a serious and increasing global health burden and estimates of prevalence are essential for appropriate allocation of resources and monitoring of trends. The SDG 3.4 target for 2030 is to reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being. This paper concludes that low and middle income countries will experience the greatest increase of diabetes over the next 22 years, highlighting inequalities in healthcare and nutritition.
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The Lancet Volume 383, Issue 9917, 15–21 February 2014, Pages 630-667

The Lancet–University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health examines health inequity and the conflict between the health sector with other powerful actors, such as protection of national security, safeguarding or sovereignty. This paper contributes to goal 3 and 5.
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Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 1, 2014, Pages 2-7

Currently lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in significant numbers in vehicles are designed to last the life of the vehicle. They will not reach their end-of-life for another 10 years. This paper examines how the model used to recycle lead-acid batteries could be applied to Li-ion batteries and ensure steps are put in place so that the economical and sustainable benefits can be achieved at the end of its useful life. This addresses SDG 12, in particular waste reduction and reuse.
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The Lancet, Volume 382, Issue 9908, 7–13 December 2013, Pages 1898-1955

Presenting the case for investment in health, this article advances Goal 3. It sets out an investment framework to help low and middle income countries achieve dramatic health gains by 2035.
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Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 55, August 2013, Pages 73-86

This journal article addresses goals 7, 11, 12 and 15 by discussing how increased demand for biomass for bioenergy purposes may lead to a continued conversion of valuable habitats into productive lands and to intensification, which both have negative effects on biodiversity.
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Social Science & Medicine, Volume 84, May 2013, Pages 22-29.

This research develops SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities). Clinicians often respond to health care needs of transgender patients with uncertainty. Discomfort with uncertainty leads clinicians to reinforce medical authority with stigma, therefore this research explains why functional theories of stigma should incorporate the role of power relations.
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Research Policy, Volume 42, Issue 2, March 2013, Pages 423-442

This paper discusses public-private partnerships in research, a subject of high policy interest among policy makers. This contributes to SDGs 8 and 9.
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Journal of Aging Studies, Volume 27, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages 1-14.

As minorities illustrate differentiative experiences of ageing, this exploratory study investigated and described the experiences of successful aging in a sample of 22 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults aged 60 and older. This research helps progress SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
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Child Abuse & Neglect, Volume 36, Issue 9, September 2012, Pages 645-655.

This research investigates early-life victimization and adversity in efforts to explain sexual orientation disparities in mental health among adolescents and young adults, contributing to SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).

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