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.
The academic impact of the research-based film RUFUS STONE, is certainly rewarding. In addition to a long list of publications produced by the project team (Jones, Fenge, Read & Cash),... »
(Prof Jonathan Parker & Dr Sara Ashencaen Crabtree were honoured to present an invited seminar on their research and thoughts concerning human rights and the Orang Asli communities at... »
At the start of the year, we initiated our exciting new research project, funded by The Burdett Trust for Nursing. The research aims to improve the delivery of nutrition for... »
The Centre for Qualitative Research (CQR), a long-standing resource for research practice and postgraduate learning at BU, has recently undergone a ‘refit’ of its web pages. Content from the old... »
Using animation to communicate the unpredictable dynamics of an infection transmission.
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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.
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... »
BU is working in partnership with Poole Borough Council, Partners in Care, the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership and national care homes and private care home organisations in the delivery of... »
The Gay and Pleasant Land? Project is a research project that took place as part of the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme(a unique collaboration between five UK Research Councils—ESRC, EPSRC,... »
Researchers at BU’s National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work (NPQSW) are sharing their successful service improvement programme with important health organisations. Dr Steve Keen from the Centre said: “improving... »
In response to the National Dementia Strategy, 2009, funds were allocated from the Somerset Strategic Services Improvement Fund (SSIF) to improve dementia care in Somerset’s general hospitals. The SSIF Dementia... »
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.