International Women's Day Special Issue

In recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD), Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, has launched a free access special issue of curated content focused on women and gender issues in health and sciences.

Consisting of journal articles and book chapters supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this free resource is intended to further new research and to raise awareness around this year’s theme for International Women’s Day: #ChoosetoChallenge, as well as the UN’s focus for IWD this year: Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.


Sex and Cardiac Electrophysiology, Academic Press, 2020, Pages 201-210

This book chapter addresses SDG 3 and 5 by explaining that there are substantial differences between female and male patients in physiology, pathology triggering factors, disease progression, clinical approaches and treatment outcome, providing a comprehensive examination and investigation into all aspects of sex differences in cardiac electrophysiology.

Sex and Cardiac Electrophysiology, Academic Press, 2020, Pages 903-914

This book chapter addresses SDG goals 3 and 5 by explaining how patients' and physicians' education and recruitment strategies can improve to bolster women's enrollment in clinical trials.

Inspiring Conversations with Women Professors, Academic Press, 2019, Pages 139-154

This book chapter addresses SDG 5 with delivering key career advice collected from 23 female professors specific for young women.

Communicating as Women in STEM, Academic Press, 2018, Pages 23-40

This book chapter addresses SDG 5 and 8 by explaining the stereotype and stereotype threat that presents difficult challenges to women in STEM. This dual hazard impacts standardized testing as well as workplace acceptance and success.

Communicating as Women in STEM, Academic Press, 2018, Pages 59-70

This book chapter addresses SDG 5 and 8 by showcasing how gendered communication styles affect workplace interactions and performance, and STEM fields, which are traditionally male-dominated, frequently exhibit masculine practices that limit women.

The Psychology of Gender and Health: Conceptual and Applied Global Concerns, 2017, Pages 343-361

This chapter advances SDG 5 on gender equality by considering the origins of mainstreaming as a national policy initiative in England, describing the initiatives promoted and reflecting on both the progress that was made and its limitations.

Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Volume 175, 2020, Pages 437-448

This ties into SDG 5 on gender equality by establishing a need for general recommendations and guidelines toward precision and sex/gender medicine, with regard to dosage, tolerability, interactions and side effects, sensitivity of diagnostic tests, and distinct treatment strategies.
Elsevier, Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 83, 1 November 2020
This paper provides a critical feminist analysis of seven policies relating to gender equality in the agriculture sector of Ethiopia. A review of 22 major documents that outline legislation and policy frame the feminist analysis. Despite the strong commitment of the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) toward gender equality and gender mainstreaming, many of the policies analyzed do not integrate gender equality as a priority for the growth and development of the country and do not adequately mainstream gender.
Elsevier, Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 82, September - October 2020
This study investigated the empowerment status of urban women in Pakistan using a multidimensional approach in Lahore – a metropolitan city. Analysis of survey data of 260 women revealed that around two-thirds of women were not empowered. Three dimensions of women's empowerment (WE) – control over resources, mobility and participation in household decision making are relatively weak. A significant proportion of women (49%) did not have control over spending of family savings. A majority of them (70-85%) neither had ownership rights of fixed property (i.e.
Elsevier, Tourism Management Perspectives, Volume 34, April 2020
Women represent a majority of the tourism workforce globally, yet they remain under-represented in management roles and over-represented in part-time/casual work and low paid jobs. Prior research suggests women in employment, generally, and in tourism employment, specifically, experience gender discrimination, labour market and workplace segregation, work/family conflict, and other barriers to their employment and career progression.