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.
Researchers from Bournemouth University have been exploring the reasons why many older people aren’t eating as much protein as they should be. Findings from the study could go on to... »
Next spring, Bournemouth University (BU) will be welcoming undergraduates from all over the country to present their research as part of the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR). The prestigious... »
Concussion has recently attracted a lot of attention both in the sports media and in the mainstream media, as evidenced by Will Smith playing a leading role in the Hollywood... »
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... »
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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.
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... »
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... »
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.