Diagram showing the age-adjusted cumulative COVID-19 mortality between Jan 24, 2020, and Feb 28, 2021, by disability status and sex. Upper and lower lines of each colour represent the upper and lower bounds of the bootstrapped 95% CI.

The Lancet Public Health, Volume 6, November 2021

This study support SDGs 10 and 3 by showing that rates of death from COVID-19 were higher for disabled people than for non-disabled people, particularly among younger disabled people, disabled women, and people with greater levels of activity limitation. These findings suggest that disabled people should be considered in the COVID-19 response, including in data analysis and implementation of protective measures.

Bio-Economy and Agri-production Concepts and Evidence 2021, Pages 247-263

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by focusing on educationally meaningful methods to develop programs that exploit voice recognition engines, based on cloud services, so that a smartphone device can remotely trigger typical farming actions or query the values of several critical parameters of the farm specifically for the elderly and disabled.

Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 74, November 2021

The concept of “Smart City (SC)” has been proposed and adopted by various city planners and policymakers as a means to enable efficient transportation systems, sustainable mixed land uses, and high-quality urban services, in an effort to improve citizens’ quality of life. However, it may unintentionally reinforce existing inequalities. In particular, without appropriate strategies that support inclusion, persons with disabilities and seniors may experience social and digital exclusion in communities.

Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 89, 1 November 2021

A study looking into the financial costs of violence against women and girls in 2 developing countries.

Future Directions in Digital Information Predictions, Practice, Participation Chandos Digital Information Review 2021, Pages 71-92

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by focusing on resources for a disabled user, the right format, from the right publisher, delivered through the right platform to the right tools, enables efficient independent access.

e-Prime, 2021, 100002

This article aims to present and discuss the energy and environmental reality in the building sector and critically investigate the future pathways towards its decarbonisation.

28th October 2021

The drive to curb carbon emissions — and remove carbon from the atmosphere to the point where society is making a “net zero” contribution to CO2 levels — is essentially a scramble to secure our future on this planet. A new report from Elsevier aims to advance the understanding of research and innovation in net zero and how it supports the drive toward a clean-energy future.

Advances in Thermal Energy Storage Systems, Second Edition, Methods and Applications, Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy, 2021, Pages 673-697

This chapter advances SDG 7 by explaining how the fundamentals of thermal energy storage in solar thermal power plants, in order to produce solar energy on demand and thus increase the feasibility of solar power as an energy source.