It has been a couple of weeks since the last ‘good luck & congratulations’ e-mail and I’m really pleased to report that there has been lots of activity! Good luck to Rob Britton (ApSci), Alan Fyall (ST), Dimitrios Buhalis (ST) and Adrian Newton (ApSci) who have all submitted large bids for EU funding which is excellent news given BU’s aim to grow its European activity. A cross-School bid was submitted to Arthritis Research UK by Samuel Nyman (DEC) and Kate Galvin (HSC) – good luck! Milena Bobeva and Geli Roushan (BS) have submitted a large bid to JISC on developing digital literacy and in ST Lorraine Brown has submitted a bid to the British Council IELTS scheme. Tian Feng and Christos Gatzidis (DEC) have submitted a bid to the Royal Society and Venky Dubey (DEC) has submitted an outline proposal to the NIHR to develop a wearable upper arm exoskeleton to train stroke survivors for everyday tasks. Anita Diaz (ApSci) has submitted a teaching development bid to the Higher Education Academy, Mark Dover (ApSci) has submitted a couple of bids for consultancy projects with Geoplan and the Forestry Commission, and Rob Britton is seeking funds from the Darwin Initiative to continue his biodiversity conservation work in Africa. In HSC Clive Andrewes has submitted a number of proposals to local NHS organisations, and Lee-Ann Fenge has submitted a bid to the Big Lottery Fund. I would like to thank all of you for your efforts with these various bids and wish you all good luck!
There have been a lot of successes recently which is excellent news! Huge congratulations are due to Paola Palma in ApSci who has been awarded £145k from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to encourage the public the visit museums. Fabian Homberg, Dermot McCarthy and Vurain Tabvuma in the Business School have been awarded funding from the British Academy to research public service motivation across Europe. Holger Schutkowski (ApSci) has also been successful with the British Academy and has been awarded funding to investigate the interrelationship of diet and status in early medieval Almanac societies. In the Media School Jon Wardle has secured another contract with Drum Cussac and a contract with Pearson Education Limited to run a postgraduate CPD course, Cliff Van Wyk has been awarded a small contract with Studentpadz, and Graham Goode has been awarded a contract with CC Group Communications Ltd. In HSC Gill Jordan has been awarded funds to continue running the overseas nurses programme and Fiona Cowdell will be working with Cotoco to develop innovative technology around self-care options after winning government funds as part of a larger bid. In addition Edwin van Teijlingen will be running a master class in November titled ‘Meeting the Editors’. Adrian Newton (ApSci) and Tim Darvill (ApSci) have been awarded funding from the New Forest National Park Authority and Poole Harbour Heritage Project for two match funded PhD studentships. Bournemouth Archaeology, led by Bronwen Russell (ApSci), has been awarded 3 contracts and also submitted two bids. The Market Research Group, led by Steve Calver (ST), has been awarded a small contract from Bangor University. Well done to everyone involved!
Professor Matthew Bennett
PVC (Research, Enterprise & Internationalisation)