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4th Annual Conference, Society of Indian Physiotherapists, Delhi, India 15th – 17th February, 2019

4th Annual Conference, Society of Indian Physiotherapists, Delhi, India 15th – 17th February, 2019

The Society of Indian Physiotherapists (SIP) is a professional organisation representing qualified Physiotherapists across India that provides a platform that enabling members to share knowledge, exchange information and ideas to improve clinical practice, education and research. The vision for this conference was to connect, collaborate and innovate. The event was supported by Prime Minister of India, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, the Governor of Delhi and the Chancellor of GD Goenka University. Dr Carol Clark was an invited speaker, providing a lecture on the Self-management of chronic pain, contributing to a panel discussion on the use of technology in education and collaborating on the Scientific Networking session. There were over 350 delegates from 11 countries in attendance.

Humanising Care, Health and Wellbeing Conference: 21st & 22nd June – Abstracts welcome!

This is our fourth conference and due to huge success in the past years we would like to invite you to take part in this year’s conference which is free for BU staff and students!

For more information and tickets please visit:

Tickets include refreshments and lunch.

We welcome abstracts!

  • On any topic linked to humanising practice, health and wellbeing
  • Reporting research, educational development or practice development.
  • They may be empirical, methodological, theoretical or discussion papers

Please see previous conference programmes at

Abstract should:

  • Be submitted in a word document, Include a title (no word limit), Include details of authors, Names, Affiliations, Corresponding author with e-mail address, Content maximum 300 words (not including title and references)
  • Headings: Background, Aim (of research or paper), Method (if research), Findings (if research) or Key points, Conclusion
  • References are not needed and not more than two if included

Please send your abstract to Caroline Ellis-Hill (Conference chair) on

Abstract submission will close when all the presentation spaces are filled; so please send your abstract NOW to avoid disappointment. Abstract submission will close on Tuesday 12 June, 5pm.

Humanising Care, Health and Wellbeing Conference: 21st & 22nd June

This is our fourth conference and due to huge success in the past years we would like to invite you to take part in this year’s conference which will take on the 21st & 22nd June 2018 at the Executive Business Centre in Lansdowne.

We have developed a philosophically driven approach to caring, health and wellbeing based on Humanising practices. It is based on existential understandings from lifeworld approaches and focuses on what make us feel human. Humanising practices (please click to read more) are those that incorporate fully human knowing and support a sense of connection and wellbeing.

This approach is supported by working practices which encourage connection to personal experience and research approaches which privilege subjective experience and knowing; such as phenomenology, narrative, auto-ethnography, embodied knowing and arts–based approaches.

For more information and tickets please visit:

Tickets include refreshments and lunch.


Lunchtime Seminar Wednesday, 25th April: Impact case studies? – Lessons from REF 2014

You are cordially invited to this lunchtime seminar which is open to all students and staff.

Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Wednesday 25th April 2018

1.00 pm – 1.50 pm

Studland House, S217

So you are interested in developing an impact case study? Lessons from REF2014

by Prof Vanora Hundley, Prof Alison McConnell and Prof Edwin van Teijlingen

Impact case studies have become an important part of research assessment; in REF2021 impact case studies will account for 25% of the overall score for an institution. This session will provide an overview of case studies; focusing on how to build a strong case study and, perhaps more importantly, how to avoid some of the pitfalls of REF2014. The session will draw on an example from Brunel’s submission and one from BU. The presenters aim to promote discussion on the nature of impact (REF or otherwise) and potential among FHSS academics to promote the impact of their research.

HSS Research Areas Membership 2018

Nearly two thirds of FHSS academics are now members of research entities. You are encouraged to join a research cluster, centre or institute in order to access support and maximise your research. Please click on the links to find further details about the research entities and current membership.

Ageing & Dementia Research Centre (ADRC)

Centre Heads: Prof Jane Murphy / Prof Jan Weiner

Deputies: Dr Michele Board / Dr Ben Hicks


Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit (BUCRU)

Centre Heads: Prof Peter Thomas / Prof Tamas Hickish

Deputy: Dr Sarah Thomas


BU iWell

Centre Head: Dr Steve Trenoweth

Deputy: Prof Ann Hemingway


Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health (CMMPH)

Centre Head: Prof Edwin van Teijlingen

Deputy: Dr Sue Way


Centre for Qualitative Research (CQR)

Centre Head: Dr Kip Jones

Deputy: Dr Caroline Ellis-Hill


National Centre for Post-qualifying Social Work (NCPQSW)

Centre Head: Prof Keith Brown


Nursing long term health care challenges

Cluster Head: Dr Janet Scammell


Orthopaedics Research Institute

Institute Head: Prof Rob Middleton

Deputy: Tom Wainwright


Seldom Heard Voices: Marginalisation and Societal integration

Centre Head: Prof Lee-Ann Fenge

Deputies: Dr Mel Hughes / Dr Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers



Seldom Heard Voices: Marginalisation and Societal integration

Seldom Heard Voices: marginalisation and societal integration brings together a range of existing academics across Social Sciences and Social Work, both early career researchers keen to be mentored and established researchers. A key aspiration is to collaborate, develop and share networks for joint research activities and funding bids to achieve a critical mass of high quality Social Science focussed research within the faculty that will underpin a credible REF submission. This area includes both qualitative and quantitative methods to engage with marginalised communities and often excluded or silenced voices, particularly through user-led and participatory co-created research.


Sara Ashencaen Crabtree, Jennifer Bigmore, Tula Brannelly, Sid Carter, Wendy Cutts, Jill Davey, Lee-Ann Fenge, Jane Healy, Richard Heslop, Kate Howe, Mel Hughes, Maggie Hutchings, Hyun-Joo Lim, Stefan Kleipoedszus, Richard Murphy, Jonathan Parker, Rosie Read, Ros Richards, Lynne Rutter, Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, Patrick Van Calster, Richard Williams.


Associate members

Sarah Collard, Vanessa Heaslip, Sally Lee, Lisa Oakley – Visiting Fellow, Sam Porter, Colin Pritchard, Emily Rosenorn-Lanng, Julie Ryden

Nursing Long – Term Health Care Challenges

Nursing Long – Term Health Care Challenges

The Nursing Research Cluster came into being in May 2016 and following some scoping of members’ expertise and areas of interest in the context of contemporary nursing and health care, our focus from autumn 2017 will concern Nursing and long-term health challenges.  The cluster brings together academics with passion, expertise and reputation in nurse education and research for impact on patient benefit and the preparation of a resilient workforce to support healthy communities.  It is led by a core group of very experienced researchers with high level collaborations nationally and internationally.  It will support and build the reputation of nursing research at Bournemouth University and enable many more staff to achieve a fused portfolio of activity for Ref 2021.

Managing people with long-term conditions is a significant challenge for the UK and global health community. As the largest professional group in health care, nursing has a major role to play.  Colleagues at BU have been researching leadership, workforce development and value-based nurse education, as well as issues pertaining to long-term conditions such as cancer and chronic obstructive airway disease (COPD).  The aim is to bring these three strands together to form a synergy to establish a clear framework for research activity that supports the development of a nursing workforce capable of meeting the challenges of changing patterns of health need in the coming decades.

Moving forward cluster members will develop and lead distinct research themes to provide a clear framework for nursing research at BU. The potential for collaborative activity with FHSS research groups is clearly evident and to be encouraged. However the unique focus of this group is the nursing contribution towards healthy communities, particularly for those living with long-term conditions.



Janet Scammell; Sam Porter; Elizabeth Rosser; Stephen Tee; Katherine Curtis; Sue Baron; Teresa Burdett; Ian Donaldson; Sarah Eales; Martin Hind; Janet James; Andy Mercer; Desiree Tait; Petra Brown; Sonya Chelvanayagam; Karen Cooper; Nikki Glendening; Sue Melling; Jill Phillips; Ashley Spriggs; Lucy Stainer; Sharon Waight; Clive Andrewes; Amanda Watson; Sarah Keeley; Clive Andrewes; Ann Bevan; Clive Matthews; Emma Bockle; Mark Gagan; Helen Farasat; Bernie Edwards; Jane Hunt; Ros Joy; Julie Ryden; Hilary Walsgrove; Belinda Humphries; Eleanor Jack; Clare Uren

Associate members

Michele Board; Sara White; Anneyce Knight; Jonny Branney; Lisa Gale-Andrews; Vanessa Heaslip; Peter Thomas; Andrew Powell, Mariam Vahdanina.


Adam Spacey; Gladys Yinusa; Ejike Thankgod Ezeh; Emma Thorne

External members (associates)

Debbie Streeter (DHC)





National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work (NCPQSW)

NCPQSW specialises in providing high quality education, continuing professional development (CPD) and training for professionals within Health and Social Care. Post qualifying social work education is centred on a commitment, passion and dedication to develop professional practice, the enhancement of which is crucially focused on challenge and creative resolve, encompassing sound professional values, reasoning and judgement.

The centre currently works in partnership with over one third of local authorities in England. The flexible delivery model means we come to you to deliver education and training designed to make a positive contribution to practice.


Current Membership

Keith Brown (Head), Melanie Forsyth-Smith, Michael Lynne, Joanne Parker, Lynne Rutter, Sarah Williams, Sally Lee.


Associate Membership

Lee-Ann Fenge, Jennifer Bigmore, Kate Howe

Integrative Wellbeing Research Centre (iWell)

Integrative Wellbeing Research Centre (iWell)

The Integrative Wellbeing research centre (iWell) has its ancestry in a previous Research Centre, viz., the Centre of Wellbeing & Quality of Life. The legacy of this centre is a wealth of expertise that can be brought to bear on several key domains of health-related wellbeing, including the development of public health innovations, physical and mental health, physical activity and nutrition.

Our inter-disciplinary, and cross-faculty team will undertake research to improve health and wellbeing at population, community and individual citizen levels. Furthermore, members are committed to the INVOLVE principles for the co-production of research questions with service users.

Current Membership

Steve Trenoweth (Head), Alison McConnell, Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor, Pramod Regmi, Christoph Schroth, Paula Shepherd, Jo Hirdle, Matt Hartwell, Sara White, Osman Ahmed, , Ann Hemingway, Carol Clark, Swrajit Sakar, Sarah Collard, Angela Turner-Wilson, Liz Norton, Jonny Branney, Pete Phillips, Kathryn Collins.


Tula Brannelly, Clare Killingback, Jane Murphy, Sue Baron, Adele Ladkin, Sharon Docherty, Petra Brown, Karen Rees, Isaac Ngugi


Sarah Gallimore, Besty Jose, Sophie Smith, Joanne Holmes, Sue Melling, Jo Frost, Funmi Omotade, Karen Cooper, Julie Northam, Debbi Houghton, Malika Felton, Francesco Ferraro, James Odell, Mashael Alsufyani, Andrew Harding, Folashade Alloh, Charlotte Clayton, Elizabeth Njoki Waithaka, Pippa Hillen, Sara Glithro, Michael Gara, Dominique Mylod, Andrea Lacey, Nikki Glendening, Donna Wixted, Marta Paglioni

Visiting Fellow

Sheila Brooks

The Centre for Qualitative Research (CQR)

 CQR is part of The Faculty of Health & Social Sciences but attracts membership from across faculties at BU. The Centre offers a potential springboard for cross-faculty development with the Media, Business and Science and Technology Faculties and with the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL).

CQR members hold editorial board positions on major international qualitative research journals and an impressive list of internationally relevant publications. The Centre remains an internationally recognised resource for knowledge transfer activities and for the alignment of teaching and research. It has increasingly become an interdisciplinary and methodological resource beyond its historical contribution to Health and Social Care studies.

The Centre for Qualitative Research acknowledges a history of achievements and expertise which serve as foci for emerging developments in: Humanising Health and Social Care; Performative Social Science and Arts-led Research; Narrative and Biographic Research; and Novel and Innovative Research including auto-ethnography, poetic inquiry, fiction, and creative use of media including Research as Film.


Twitter: @BUQualitative




Judith Chapman, Andrea Lacey, Liz Norton, Carole Pound, Anne Quinney, Immy Holloway, Sarah Collard, Michele Board, Sheila Brooks, Caroline Ellis-Hill (Deputy Director), Kip Jones (Director), Catherine Hennessey (Visiting Professor), Karen Rees, Karen Cooper, Maria (Camila) Devis-Rozental, Wendy Cutts, Jo Thurston, Jenny Hall.


Lorraine Brown, Trevor Hearing (Media), Lee-Ann Fenge, Clare Cutler, Jen Leamon, Janet Scammell, Jonathan Parker, Jane Fry, Nicky Glendenning, Vanessa Heaslip,  Mark Readman (Media), Sarah Crabtree Parker, Ben Hicks, Maggie Hutchings, Andy Mercer, Jill Phillips, Lynn Rutter, Carly Stewart, Emma Kavanaugh


Clare Gordon, Peter Wolfensberger, Kathleen Vandenberghe, Louise Oliver, Elizabeth Gauntlett, Mevalyn Cross, Mananya Podee, Chantel Cox, Katy Baldock, Sharon Waight, Paul Leal, Helen Ribchester, Elizabeth Waithaka

Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health (CMMPH)

CMMPH focuses on research in midwifery, maternal and perinatal care. Academic researchers associated with the group employ a wide spectrum of research approaches, ranging from qualitative to quantitative research and from mixed-methods studies to systematic reviews. They also cover a range of different topics, with studies undertaken locally in Dorset and the South of England, nationally across the UK, and internationally as far afield as Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan and the USA. We currently have 21 doctoral students working on a wide variety of projects both local and international.

Research focuses on the following broad areas

  • Improving maternal outcomes in low and middle income countries
    1. Early labour
    2. Maternal health and the media
  • Breastfeeding
  • Midwifery professional and maternal education
  • Other clinical studies

Current Members

Edwin van Teijlingen (Head), Sue Way (Deputy), Catherine Angell, Luisa Cescutti-Butler, Simon Dyall, Sarah Emberley, Jane Fry, Vanora Hundley, Denyse King, Jen Leamon, Lesley Milne, Sara Stride, Alison Taylor, Fotini Tsofliou, Carol Wilkins, Pramod Regmi, Juliet Wood.

 Associate Members

Ann Luce, Andrew Mayers (Sci-tech).


Dana Colbourne (staff), Rebecca Cousins, Liz Davey (staff), Hannah Haydock, Debbee Houghton (staff), Rie Inomata, Michelle Iriving, Alice Ladur, Preeti Mahato, Susan Mant (staff), Amy Miller, Dominique Mylod, Isabell Nessell, Stella Rawnson (staff), Layla Toomer, Daisy Wiggins (staff), Donna Wixted, Iro Arvanitidou, Charlotte Clayton.

Visiting Faculty

Jo Alexander, Debra Bick, Sheena Byrom, Suzanne Cunningham, Jillian Ireland, Minesh Khashu, Gwyneth Lewis, Paul Lewis, Ans Luyben, Wendy Marsh, Zoe Matthews, Emma Pitchforth, Samridhi Pradhan, Kath Ryan, Brijesh Sathian, Rob Sawdy, Bibha Simkhada, Padam Simkhada, Mandy Forrester.

Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit (BUCRU)

BUCRU aims to design, conduct and manage high quality, funded, health-related randomised controlled trials and other well-designed studies within HSS, across University Faculties, with researchers in National Health Service (NHS) Trusts and with national and international collaborators.

It does this by:

  1. Supporting researchers in improving the quality, quantity and efficiency of research across Bournemouth University and local NHS Trusts.
  2. Incorporating the Dorset office of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service (RDS) to support the methodological development of high quality research grant applications.
  3. Offering methodological and statistical collaboration for health related research, particularly research of relevance to the NHS and public health.
  4. Conducting high quality nationally and internationally recognised research in complex interventions (including digital health) and long term conditions. “


Current Membership

Peter Thomas (Head), Tamas Hickish (Head), Sarah Thomas (Deputy), Helen Allen, Sharon Docherty, Vanessa Heaslip, Ian Darby, Ahmed Khattab, Roger Baker (Visiting Professor), Katie Ryan, Andy Powell, Maria Vahdanina, Louise Ward (administrator).

 Associate Members

Samuel Nyman (Sci-tech).


Ageing & Dementia Research Centre (ADRC)

The ADRC is the only cross faculty centre at BU that brings together expertise in the areas of ageing and dementia. The aim of ADRC is to use the team’s collective expertise to develop person-centred research which will improve the lives of older people with long-term conditions including dementia and their families.  The research falls under three broad categories – developing ageing & dementia friendly environments, nutrition & wellbeing and activity & social inclusion. The ADRC is led by Professor Jane Murphy, supported by staff and students from the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science & Technology.

Current ADRC Membership:- 

Jane Murphy (Head), Michele Board (Deputy Leadership – HSS), Jan Wiener (Leadership – Sci-Tech), Ben Hicks (Deputy Leadership – Sci-Tech), Natalia Adamczewska (Post Doc), Michael Bracher, Michelle Heward (Post Doc), Joanne Holmes, Clare Killingback, Samuel Nyman, Sophie Smith, Ashley Spriggs, Elaina Conneely (Administrator).


Associate Members

Clare Cutler (Doctoral College), Janet Scammell (HSS), Shanti Shanker (Sci-Tech), Steve Trenoweth (HSS), Vanessa Heaslip (HSS), Christos Gatzidis (Sci-Tech), Bernhard Angele (Sci-Tech), Tula Brannelly (HSS), Swrajit Sarkar (HSS).



Yolanda Barrado- Martin (Sci-Tech), Iram Bibi (Sci-Tech), Sophie Bushell (HSS),Mary Duah-Owusu White (Sci-Tech), Mananya Podee (HSS), Vladislava Segen (Sci-Tech), Raysa El Zein (HSS).