Health, Wellbeing & Society
Our research touches upon every stage of the human life-span, from birth to death. By linking health and social care, we are able to focus on people’s quality of life. We make a difference by changing people’s lives through our research and delivering new and improved ways of treating and caring for patients.
Researchers work across a range of health and social care disciplines, including nursing, midwifery, clinical research, professional practice and development. 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... »
Eating out is bad for us. Studies have shown that food provided outside the home contains more calories and more fat, especially saturated fat. The trouble is, many of us... »
‘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... »
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I now have valid testing to back-up the fact that I am poor at face recognition, so I feel my difficulties are recognized as an actual condition
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BU’s primary research and new or enhanced practice interventions are changing people’s lives in the UK and overseas. Read more about the impact of our research here.
Five years ago ‘Channel 4’ approached the Corporate and Marketing Communications academic group (CMC) to ask us to carry out for them some highly interpretive research around the Paralympics –... »
PhD Researcher Amen Alrobai delivered a well received presentation at the 6th International Working Conference on Human-Centred Software Engineering. This conference was held in Stockholm, Sweden, between the 29th and 31st... »
The Building Roman Britain Team have been accepted to present at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference in Oslo on Wednesday 30th March with a paper... »
Background Working with the human rights charity, Birthrights, this project aims to increase our understanding of disabled women’s experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. The project builds on Birthrights 2013... »
Research over the past 5 years involving research visits to France and the United States is featured in interviews for shows on over 40 radio stations, and in the New... »
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.