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… »
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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… »
Dr Sascha Bachmann’s article on ‘Targeted Killings: Contemporary Challenges, Risks And Opportunities’ has been included in a submission to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee and has been included in… »
Professor Jonathan Parker & Dr Sara Ashencaen Crabtree are currently examining social work in Malaysia as part of their project ENABLE (Establishing Sustainable Research Networks and Building Learning Environments). Debating the curriculum… »
The described impact has resulted from collaborative research between the Smart Technology Research Centre from Bournemouth University (BU) and the Evonik Industries, one of the world leaders in the specialty… »
Knowledge Transfer Partnership, or KTP, is a graduate scheme funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), allowing graduates to gain employment as ‘project managers’ of an applied research or consultation… »
Shaping the UK’s critical policy debate about regulation of accounting, auditing and corporate governance
Research into 2003/5 changes to UK accounting, auditing and corporate governance regulation found major flaws in the regime. By providing evidence and lobbying via other organisations, researchers have exposed these… »
BU’s software engineering research has focused on the improvement of software development methods with a particular emphasis on the ‘upstream’ or requirements phases. The benefits include improved development processes as… »
Promoting understanding of sexuality and ageing: enhancing voice through co-production with older lesbian and gay people
Research at BU has made a significant contribution to public debate and health and social care practice with older LGBT people. Work includes two films, a textbook for care professionals, events and training sessions with health and social care agencies and a ‘Methods to Diversity’ tool.
Bournemouth University’s (BU) research with Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SNHSFT) on Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) devices, particularly in application to dropped foot, has contributed to the treatment of over 5000 people in Salisbury; the sale of well over 10,000 FES devices worldwide; the establishment of the first NHS commercial company in England, Odstock Medical Limited (OML) in 2006; and a significant improvement in quality of life and increased participation in society for people with neurological disabilities.
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… »
Practice development: Facilitating positive cultural change in health and social care organisations.
Researchers developed a practice development framework for implementing and assessing the delivery of evidence-based practice in 82 UK health and social care units since 2008. Delivery has extended to cover entire NHS Trusts serving a resident population of over 3.5 million, social services departments and third sector organisations across the south of England and beyond.
Social work is about making a positive difference to the most vulnerable in society. Since 2008 BU’s research-based continuing professional development (CPD) programmes have improved practice for 6,170 health and social care professionals.
Research has been applied by health professionals working with older people to raise awareness of the importance of regularly strength and balance training to prevent falls.
BU’s empirical research demonstrates how political representatives can better engage citizens using social media. Researchers were invited to advise the Labour frontbench in the UK House of Lords on the topic and developed a bespoke training programme. Subsequent monitoring shows increased uptake of Twitter and weblogging by Labour frontbench peers to propagate ideas.
BU research by White focuses on the relationship between art, technology and culture. Exhibitions, workshops and presentations across the UK, Europe and in the USA have provoked societal reflection on critical topics such as genetics and germ warfare, among other controversial ethical issues.
Informing breastfeeding policy, guidelines and training.
Assessment and treatment of children and adults with face processing impairments
The Centre for Intellectual Property and Policy Management (CIPPM) is a multi-disciplinary research hub at BU. The ethos is bringing evidence-based, academic rigor to the regulation of intellectual property. Consequently the research has become an increasingly important resource to those involved in the legislative process.