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.
What is consciousness? In the traditional view, consciousness is a state of self-awareness in which the brain can experience perceptions; but which suddenly disappears in anaesthesia, coma or dreamless sleep. ... »
Professor Roger Brownsword and Jeffrey Wale from the Centre for Conflict, Rule of Law and Society have published two research outputs concerning the regulation of prenatal testing. The first is an article ‘Testing... »
Dr Samuel Nyman and Yolanda Barrado-Martín from the Psychology Department and Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) attended the 4th EU Falls Festival in Manchester on 2nd and 3rd July 2018.... »
The Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research & Education (CoPMRE) recently held its spring Visiting Faculty Day at the Executive Business Centre. Fourteen posters (VF Programme Spring 2018) were presented showcasing the... »
Working with our colleagues at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital Trust, the Making TRACS to improve nurse retention project team have developed a prototype interactive web portal designed for nurses 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.
Prof Jane Murphy and Dr Michelle Heward from the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) were invited to join Health Education England (HEE) to showcase the Dementia Education and Learning Through Simulation 2 (DEALTS... »
Dr Samuel Nyman, Psychology Department and Ageing and Dementia Research Centre, is currently an National Institute for Health Research Career Development Fellow. He was recently invited to present at the... »
ADRC Post-doctoral Research Fellow Dr. Mike Bracher presents INSCCOPe baseline findings at the 2017 BAPEN Annual Conference Poster session. The Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC)’s Dr. Mike Bracher presented initial findings from baseline... »
Joanne Holmes recently presented a workshop highlighting the challenges of malnutrition and how to improve the Mealtime Experience for those living with dementia to domicillary and residential care providers at Poole Borough... »
The growth of online gambling and the proliferation of smart phones has enabled people to gamble in different ways, and outside of premises such as casinos where staff have the... »
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.