Health, Wellbeing & Society
Our research touches upon every stage of the human life-span, from birth to death. By linking health and social care, we are able to focus on people’s quality of life. We make a difference by changing people’s lives through our research and delivering new and improved ways of treating and caring for patients.
Researchers work across a range of health and social care disciplines, including nursing, midwifery, clinical research, professional practice and development. Read about the latest news, projects and research developments in this theme here.
BU’s Dr Sara Crabtree describes her new research project looking at the constructions and meanings that women bring to religious beliefs and daily practices. For the past eighteen months, and thanks to... »
Bournemouth University and Centre for Social Work, Sociology and Social Policy Professor Jonathan Parker has recently published two key books. The fourth edition of the best-selling textbook Social Work Practice,... »
Bournemouth University research exposes the “scandal” of excess deaths in children aged 0-14 in the UK linked to the UK having the third worst income inequality * and the joint... »
Fewer men join weight loss programmes but are more likely than women to stick with them, according to analysis of international obesity studies by researchers from BU, the University of... »
Lots of ‘creativity’ in academia to report, at least according to two articles in recent international blogs. The Creativity Post reports a playful interchange between Kip Jones (RUFUS STONE) and... »
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I now have valid testing to back-up the fact that I am poor at face recognition, so I feel my difficulties are recognized as an actual condition
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BU’s primary research and new or enhanced practice interventions are changing people’s lives in the UK and overseas. Read more about the impact of our research here.
Following work with Dr Sarah Bate from BU’s Centre for Face Processing Disorders, NHS Choices have formally recognised prosopagnosia (face blindness) as a condition. The ‘Introduction to Prosopagnosia’ can be... »
A roundtable event at the House of Commons has called for greater public and professional awareness of the condition prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness. The event was hosted by... »
Popular consumer group Which? have been working with Retail Experts and Psychologists at BU to inform shoppers about supermarket tricks of the trade. In the May edition of its popular... »
Roundtable discussion in the House of Commons to seek support to establish an All Parliamentary Group on Prosopagnosia.
Ravages to social welfare, the social protection floor and social work have been rife throughout many countries following the 2007 fiscal crisis and often responded to by the world’s neoliberal... »
We involve and interact with our research users and general public through events, workshops, lectures and other collaborative opportunities. Public engagement informs our research and shares our knowledge.
BU has a vibrant postgraduate community and members of BU’s Graduate School work across a range of disciplines. Research degrees and doctoral opportunities are listed on the Graduate School web pages. Learn more about our current postgraduate researchers and their projects in this section.