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A Level Playing Field

Women football players require specifically tailored products such as kit, boots, and balls in order to optimise their performance and safety on the pitch, according to a paper published in Sports Engineering. The authors conclude that, while some progress has been made in addressing the equipment requirements of female players, essential gaps in research, development, and production remain in women’s football.

Kat Okholm Kryger and colleagues – including Captain of the England Women’s National Football team Leah Williamson – posed ten questions to highlight the minimal progress made in elite women’s football technology, and the barriers to making bespoke equipment available to women players that still remain. 

In Conversation - Philip Campbell and Vikram Patel

In this episode of ‘In Conversation’, join Sir Philip Campbell and renowned expert Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School, as they explore the transformative journey of global mental health. Together, they discuss evidence-based interventions, including the pioneering EMPOWER program, and explore the crucial role of social context, community support, and scalable solutions in addressing disparities, while providing valuable insights into pressing issues like inequality, income insecurity, and the influence of social media on youth mental health.

  • Sir Philip Campbell – Former Editor in Chief, Springer Nature Research
  • Vikram Patel - Pershing Square Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School

Spotlight On… Attracting High Quality Submission Using Collections and Other Strategies

The impact of a collection can be higher than other papers in a journal. In this session, we’ll explore how collections can be leveraged towards greater impact for their journals more broadly, including attracting high quality submissions and increasing their journal’s visibility in the community.