Ageing & Dementia
Worldwide, the demographic profile of societies is changing, resulting in ageing populations. As society ages, the prevalence of dementia also increases. BU researchers from a range of disciplines and practice backgrounds conduct research that contributes to (and is informed by) policy and practice, using theory and evidence to make a difference to the everyday issues an ageing society faces.
The UK has an ageing population and problems with care, dementia and quality of life are an important societal concern. Read about the latest news, projects and research developments in this theme here.
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... »
‘Can you convey the impact of your research in a single image?’ That’s the challenge we set BU academics and students this year. The overwhelming response saw researchers from across the university getting... »
New inaugural lecture series launches at Bournemouth University Bournemouth University’s new inaugural lecture series provides an opportunity for newly appointed Professors to share their research and insights into their career... »
Going into hospital, whether unexpectedly or planned, can be a very difficult time for patients and their families. Care and support from hospital staff can make a huge difference to... »
Complex global challenges are a defining feature of today’s world. Universities can play a key role in addressing these challenges and shaping a future for generations to come that we... »
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Impact Case Studies
BU’s primary research and new or enhanced practice interventions are changing people’s lives. Read more about the impact of our research here.
Last week we were on a study visit to Italy and were lucky enough to visit and meet Italian colleagues from four regions who are doing some pretty innovative... »
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,... »
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... »
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.
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.
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.