Health, Wellbeing & Society: Research News

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UK tops USA for healthcare effectiveness

The UK’s National Health Service leaves the USA – and most other ‘western’ countries – standing in terms of reducing deaths, and at lower costs, over the past 25 years. The findings,… »

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Historic new chapter for nursing in England

Bournemouth University has received the charter to establish England’s own chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international honour society of Nursing. BU Professor of Nursing, Elizabeth Rosser, received the charter… »

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Health at work is key to new consultancy

Bournemouth Univeristy’s Centre for Wellbeing and Quality of Life (CeWQol) has received funding from the University’s Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) grant to support commercial and public sector firms and… »

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Health trust awarded university status

Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded University Status in recognition of the extensive education and research it undertakes.  The Trust will now become Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation… »

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BU contributes to online health debate

A major UK study by leading health experts at BU has contributed to the national debate surrounding the provision of open educational resources (OER) BU’s Dr Heather Hartwell and Dr… »

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Visiting Professor shares views on mental health

Students, practitioners and members of the public came together to hear one of BU’s newest Visiting Professors speak about the history and changing approaches to mental health during a lecture… »

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BU academics contribute to social work textbook

Senior researchers from BU have had their work published in a new student handbook which has been adopted as a key or supplementary text by over 100 social work departments… »

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BU Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series 2009/10

BU invites members of the public to come and hear about world-leading research being undertaken by some of its recently appointed Professors and Visiting Professors. This prestigious series of events… »

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Hungry in hospital, healthy in prison?

Research undertaken by BU nutrition academics has revealed that whilst UK prisoners are consuming a healthy balanced diet, hospital patients are leaving undernourished and hungry. Academics from the Foodservice and… »

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BU supports health care education in Nepal

Academics from BU’s School of Health & Social Care have been given £55,000 from the British Council to address gaps in teaching, learning and research in Nepal, one of the… »

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BU research helps patients with back pain

BU Healthcare academics have been working with general practices from across Dorset and Wiltshire to look at ways the profession can further support patients with acute back pain. The Learning… »

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BU appoints leading maternity expert

BU’s School of Health & Social Care continues to develop its established reputation for engaging in high-quality research and education with the appointment of Professor Edwin van Teijlingen as Professor… »

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Geology research aids heart defect

Professor Nick Petford, geologist and BU Pro Vice-Chancellor, has discovered a modelling technique during his research into how planets are formed which can also be used to detect heart defects…. »

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BU Dr’s Psychological Society post

BU academic Dr Jacqui Taylor has been appointed as new Chair for the British Psychological Society’s Division of Psychology Teachers and Researchers (DTRP). In her position as Chair, Dr Taylor,… »

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BU Celebrates World Class Research

BU academics are celebrating after achieving their best ever results in the national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Bournemouth is placed 65th amongst UK universities according to the Research Research league… »

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Food safety fears in student fridges

With nearly 40,000 new students starting at university later this month, many moving away from home for the first time, BU food safety experts are warning freshers of the potential… »

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BU launches new research centre

The new international Centre for Wellbeing & Quality of Life, which will carry out vital research into improving health and wellbeing, has now been officially launched. The cross-University Centre, based… »

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