The fourth edition of the Bournemouth Research Chronicle (BRC) is now published.
2014 was an exciting year for research at Bournemouth University (BU), as our outstanding Research Excellence Framework (REF) results and the recruitment of over 50 new academics show. The start of 2015 is a great opportunity to celebrate BU’s diverse and vibrant research profile.
The BRC has a theme of open access research – research which has been made freely available for anyone to read. The researchers in this year’s BRC have a variety of reasons for wanting to publish their research open access, ranging from making more people aware of their work, encouraging others to use it or furthering education. Here at BU, we are passionate about making research accessible to people beyond our university community, and encouraging open access publication is just one way of doing so.
Inside this year’s BRC, you can read about BU researchers who are working to make a difference to the world around them. Academics in our Faculty of Health and Social Sciences have been working with MacMillan Cancer Support to improve nutrition in cancer survivors, while others in the Faculty of Science and Technology are working on an area of auditory processing which could change the way children who have language development delays are supported.
Meanwhile, academics in the Faculty of Media and Communication have been exploring the history of the Occupy movement – an issue which dominated the news in recent years. In the Faculty of Management, researchers have been looking at the existing problems with UK banks and how they can be changed to benefit the public good.
This is but a small sample of the work that goes on in BU every day. The BRC illustrates how Bournemouth University’s research is making a difference to the world, and demonstrates our commitment to research which is societally-driven.