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.
We are now recruiting Undergraduate Research Assistantship positions for six weeks full-time in the summer. These positions enable BU undergraduate students to work under the guidance of an experienced academic in... »
‘Can you tell the story of your research in a single image?’ That’s the challenge we set BU’s academics and postgraduates earlier this year, and the overwhelming response saw researchers... »
The Department of Psychology has had a number of research successes over recent months. Research activity funding Dr Sarah Muir has been awarded a NIHR grant to work with Solent... »
The Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research and Education (CoPMRE) held its biannual Visiting Faculty Day on the 24th March 2015. The day focussed on the theme of Human Factors and... »
The study of emotions is multi-disciplinary. This is shown in the research profiles of two of the newly appointed professors at BU who bring international research and publishing profiles to... »
Centres and groups aligned to this theme.
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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.
The Project Case study – Pine Ridge Bed & Breakfast The importance of wellbeing is increasingly recognised as a crucial aspect of tourism and an area of strategic growth amongst... »
This study examined the extent to which early detection systems are used by midwives and their perceived role in preventing maternal complications. An e-mail questionnaire was sent to the heads... »
An early warning system is recommended in maternity units to detect early deterioration and help prevent maternal deaths and complications. An electronic questionnaire was sent to all lead obstetric anaesthetists... »
Ten percent of adults presenting with iron deficiency anaemia have underlying cancer of the stomach or bowel. Observational data from a district general hospital were used and modelled to assess... »
Following work with Dr Sarah Bate from BU’s Centre for Face Processing Disorders, NHS Choices have formally recognised prosopagnosia (face blindness) as a condition. The ‘Introduction to Prosopagnosia’ can be... »
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.