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 as a nation are not eating enough fruit and vegetables for good health. British people on average do not meet the simple, seemingly simple, advice to eat “5 a... »
A ‘digital diet’ is the practice of controlling the obsessive and excessive usage of digital media, explains Dr Raian Ali, Principal Academic in Computing at BU. Digital addiction, to games... »
With the Olympics just a few days’ away and the Paralympics beginning in September, all eyes will be turning to the outstanding sporting achievements of some of the world’s top... »
Research in community gardens and allotments The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of nutritional wellbeing, based upon the relationship between sustainable food production and human... »
Media and Journalism students Chelsea Nwasike and Grace Brewer have developed an interactive documentary to illustrate the Psychiatric Genetic Counselling research project and its two recent workshops that are helping... »
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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 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... »
Background Identifying the onset of labour is an important but often challenging process for maternity care providers. It has been estimated that approximately 30% of women admitted to labour wards... »
The final year students on the BSc Psychology degree presented their dissertation research projects at a poster conference in Talbot House yesterday. The event demonstrated the wide range of topics... »
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.