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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 - Thea Sherer and Eleni Myrivili

In this episode of In Conversation, Thea Sherer, Director of Sustainability at Springer Nature, is joined by Eleni Myrivili, Global Chief Heat Officer at UN Habitat, to delve into the critical issue of extreme heat and its impact on urban environments. Together they discuss the often-overlooked dangers of heat waves, their disproportionate effects on vulnerable populations, and innovative strategies for building heat resilience in cities

  • Thea Sherer, Director of Sustainability at Springer Nature
  • Eleni Myrivili, Global Chief Heat Officer at UN Habitat

Spotlight OnObserving Open Access Week

In recognition of International Open Access Week 2023, we explore the transformative power and dynamic landscape of open access publishing. Our presenters showcase the depth and breadth of OA publishing at Springer Nature and how we are at the forefront of driving open research and championing open science.