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BU Research Staff Association

BU Research Staff Association (RSA) is a forum to promote BU research culture. Research staff from across BU are encouraged to attend to network with others researchers, disseminate their work, discuss career opportunities, hear updates on how BU is implementing the Research Concordat, and give feedback or raise concerns that will help to develop and support the research community at BU.

Coffee mornings

The BU RSA meets informally at a regular coffee morning which is open to all staff at BU. Each coffee morning has a research related theme and speakers are invited from across BU to share their experiences around this theme.

The programme for 2017/18 is as follows:

Date Time Venue Theme Speakers
25 October 2017 10-11am S107, Studland House, Lansdowne Campus Introduction to Project Management


Dr Roger Atkinson,
Senior Lecturer in Project Management
29 November 2017 10-11am F105, Fusion Building, Talbot Campus Career pathways for researchers within and outside of academia Penny Ballyntyne,
Careers Adviser,
BU Careers Service
31 January 2018 10-11am S107, Studland House, Lansdowne Campus Developing your research ideas and where to look for funding Lisa Gale-Andrews and
Emily Cieciura,
Research Facilitators,
Research and Knowledge Exchange Office
28 March 2018 10-11am F105, Fusion Building, Talbot Campus TBC TBC
30 May 2018 10-11am S107, Studland House, Lansdowne Campus TBC TBC
25 July 2018 10-11am TBC TBC TBC


BU RSA also take part in events to showcase BU research. This includes the annual BU Festival of Learning, anyone interested in taking part should contact a Research Staff Representative to find out more.

BU Research Staff Representatives

There are two BU Research Staff Representatives. Their role is to facilitate the BU RSA coffee mornings and attend the BU Research Concordat Steering Group and the University Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee to provide an update on the BU RSA and raise any feedback or concerns. This ensures that feedback and concerns raised by research staff are fed into the BU Research Concordat Action Plan, so that they are addressed going forwards.

The current BU Research Staff Representatives are:

Dr Michelle Heward

Ageing and Dementia Research Centre
Dr Marcellus Mbah

Centre for Excellence in Learning

Faculty Research Staff Representatives

Each Faculty also has a Research Staff Representative. Their role is to attend Faculty Research and Knowledge Exchange Meetings to provide an update on the BU RSA and feedback any comments or concerns.

The current Faculty Research Staff Representatives are:

Faculty of Health and Social Science Faculty of
Faculty of Media and Communication Faculty of Science and Technology
Post Vacant Post Vacant Dr Ehtzaz Chaudhry echaudhry@bournemouth.ac.uk
National Centre for Computer Animation
Post Vacant

Have your say….

If you are a member of research staff and have any feedback or concerns that you would like to raise, please come along to the next coffee morning or contact any of the Research Staff Representatives to share your thoughts. All comments will be treated in confidence.

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