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BU’s health and social care research prioritises key societal issues. Research takes place within the following areas:

The Bournemouth University Dementia Institute (BUDI); Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Ageing (HLHA); Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health Research (MMPH); Clinical Research and Laboratory-based Health Science (CRLHS) and the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work (NCPQSW).

There are BU research projects underway in a range of countries including Nepal, Afghanistan, South Africa, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and Canada. Researchers collaborate with a range of organisations including NHS trusts, local authorities, the voluntary sector and private care providers.

Research News

  • Inaugural lecture: Performing hip replacements in space

    Inaugural lecture: Performing hip replacements in space

    Established in 2015, Bournemouth University’s Orthopaedic Research Institute (BUORI) is at the forefront of developing virtual reality training and robots that will allow surgeons to perform hip replacements in this... »

  • Digital Healthcare: Shaping the Future

    Digital Healthcare: Shaping the Future

    The Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research and Education (CoPMRE) held another sell-out conference in October. The Centre is the primary conduit for local doctors and allied healthcare professionals, together with... »

  • Improving protein intake in older adults

    Improving protein intake in older adults

    Researchers from Bournemouth University have been exploring the reasons why many older people aren’t eating as much protein as they should be.  Findings from the study could go on to... »

  • Thirteenth Annual Symposium: ‘Digital Healthcare: shaping the future’

    Thirteenth Annual Symposium: ‘Digital Healthcare: shaping the future’

    The Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research and Education (CoPMRE) would like to invite you to their Thirteenth Annual Symposium: ‘Digital Healthcare: shaping the future’. This symposium is suitable for primary... »

  • Evaluation of Workbook and DVD

    Evaluation of Workbook and DVD

    We are presently undertaking an evaluation to understand the impact that the workbooks and DVD are having upon health and care staff everyday practices of providing food and drinks to... »

  • April newsletter now available

    April newsletter now available

    Our April Newsletter is now available. Please click below for details of exciting project developments including the publication of the project training tools, their dissemination and launch through two project conferences... »

  • Dr Jane Murphy and Joanne Holmes present at Dementia 2020 Conference, Westminster

    Dr Jane Murphy and Joanne Holmes present at Dementia 2020 Conference, Westminster

    On 12th April, Dr Jane Murphy and Joanne Holmes presented alongside Professor Alistair Burns CBE (National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England), Lorraine Jackson (Deputy Director – Dementia Policy, Department... »

  • What it is like to work as an Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA)

    What it is like to work as an Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA)

    Over the last few weeks, BU undergraduate student, Sabrina Katsberg has been working on our Nutrition and Dementia project as an Undergraduate Research Assistant.  Read on to find out about... »

  • Invited talk at Southampton University

    Invited talk at Southampton University

    Dr Kevin McGhee recently delivered an invited talk at Southampton University, discussing the functional and genetic counselling work that Bournemouth University is investing in. Dr McGhee was invited by Dr... »

  • HeART of Stroke exhibition

    HeART of Stroke exhibition

    Stroke survivors were given the opportunity to view their artwork at the launch of a unique exhibition at Bournemouth University on 26th January 2016   The artworks are the result... »

  • Can you help with NuFEAST?: send us your top tips for eating sustainably

    Can you help with NuFEAST?: send us your top tips for eating sustainably

    Can you help with NuFEAST and help people in Bournemouth and Poole to eat more sustainably? To eat sustainably we need to know where to go for good food. Some... »

  • News update February 2016

    News update February 2016

      BU research team were delighted by the high level of enthusiasm and interest received in response to the showcasing of the ‘Eating and Drinking Well: Supporting People Living with Dementia’... »

  • January 2016

    January 2016

    The YouTube version of the training film ‘Eating and Drinking Well: Supporting People Living with Dementia’ and DVD version of the training filmtraining film is accessible on the main project page. Details... »

  • ‘Sharing best practice for delivering excellence in nutrition and dignity in dementia care’

    ‘Sharing best practice for delivering excellence in nutrition and dignity in dementia care’

    Last Wednesday 25th November, BU hosted an afternoon Conference entitled ‘Sharing best practice for delivering excellence in nutrition and dignity in dementia care’. We were delighted to listen to an inspiring... »

  • Human Factors: reducing risk in healthcare

    Human Factors: reducing risk in healthcare

    The Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research and Education (CoPMRE) held its Twelfth Annual Symposium – Human Factors: reducing risk in healthcare on the 7th October 2015. The conference was a... »

  • Research News: October

    Research News: October

    Recent project developments include an evaluation of the impact of workshops delivered to support the delivery of high quality education and learning and dissemination of the findings through public engagement... »

  • HeART of Stroke study

    HeART of Stroke study

    The HeART of Stroke  is a feasibility study of a randomised controlled trial of an Arts for Health group intervention to support self-confidence and psychological wellbeing following a stroke Stroke, which is... »

  • Visiting Professor receives Honorary Fellowship

    Visiting Professor receives Honorary Fellowship

    Professor Roger Baker, a member of CoPMRE’s visiting faculty, receives an Honorary Fellowship of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy at their Annual General Meeting at Warwick University... »

  • Improving Nepali’s health & social care in the UK: Presentation of key findings

    Improving Nepali’s health & social care in the UK: Presentation of key findings

    Bournemouth University presents some of the key findings of the first study of its kind of the Nepali community in the UK. The report also shows the way forward for... »

  • Protecting vulnerable older people from financial scams

    Protecting vulnerable older people from financial scams

    Staff from the National Centre for Post-qualifying Social Work (NCPQSW) are working collaboratively with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) to develop good practice guides and advice for professionals working... »