The environmental trade-offs of mining in a biodiversity hotspot
Dr S Willcock
27 January 2019
Historically nations have traded-off environmental degradation to achieve economic development. However, a turning point is sometimes observed above a certain level of wealth where countries invest in pro-environmental efforts.
Participation, Inclusion, Transparency, Integrity and Rights to Domestic Water Provision in Dar es Salaam
Dr N Munro, Dr C Miller, Dr O Kweka
31 January 2019
Background. In Dar es Salaam, the largest city of Tanzania, water access has been described as “unjust, inequitable and uneven,” with a combination of electricity outages and overall water shortage affecting supply (Smiley 2016, p.1320).
Genetic contributions to neurodevelopmental disorders
Dr D Newbury, Prof I Bermudez
3 January 2019
Neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Language Disorder are all known to have substantial and overlapping genetic risk contributions that, presumably, affect early brain development (Newbury, Monaco, Paracchini, 2014).
Global Tobacco Supply Chains and Farming
Dr Michael Bloomfield, Prof J Copestake
16 January 2019
Although much is understood about the major tobacco manufacturers, less research has documented evolving tobacco leaf supply chains, including alternatives to tobacco growing in countries, mainly in Africa, that are highly dependent on tobacco leaf.