What is 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

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 2016/17 is as follows:

Date Time Venue Theme Speakers
28 September 2016 10-11am B420, Lansdowne Campus Ethics


Sarah Bell
Martin Hind
Carole Bond
Katarzyna Musial-Gabrys
30 November 2016 10-11am Global Hub, DG68, Talbot Campus Funding Ehren Milner
Emily Cieciura
Lisa Gale-Andrews
Sharon Docherty
25 January 2017 10-11am Wellbeing Centre, Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus Networking and collaboration Edwin van Teijlingen
29 March 2017 10-11am Global Hub, DG68, Talbot Campus Impact Zoe Sheppard
31 May 2017 10-11am Room TBC, Lansdowne Campus TBC TBC
26 July 2017 10-11am Global Hub, DG68, Talbot Campus TBC TBC

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

Bournemouth University Dementia Institute
Dr Marcellus Mbah mmbah@bournemouth.ac.uk
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 Management Faculty of Media and Communication Faculty of Science and Technology
Dr Pramod Regmi
Dr Julia Hibbert
Post Vacant Sara Miellets

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.