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BU Physiotherapy Programme Co-Creation Publication Success

Congratulations to Emily Dore-Smith (BU Physiotherapy Graduate 2018) and Dr Clare Killingback for their successful publication in Physical Therapy Reviews.

Their article entitled ‘What are the postoperative experiences of patients who have undergone hip and knee joint replacement? A literature review’ was accepted this week. This was based on work carried out through the Level 6 unit, Research for Physiotherapy Practice.

It’s great to see our students publishing so early in their career. Well done Emily!

HSS academic publishes articles on North Korea in The Conversation

Congratulations to Dr Hyun-Joo Lim, Senior Lecturer in Sociology for her recent publication entitled: “A terrible fate awaits North Korean women who escape to China” in The Conversation.

This piece draws on findings from Joo’s research with North Koreans and is a moving reminder of on-going challenges faced by many. Joo concludes with a challenge to us all –

“If governments are to act, their citizens and media must pressurise them to make this issue a higher priority. If a global campaign can gather enough momentum and strength, the Chinese government will be forced to listen and reconsider. It may be a significant obstacle, but it is a challenge we can all play our part in. By demanding action, we can all support the fight against the sustained human rights abuse of desperate North Korean defectors and their invisible children. We might not be able to see it, but we know it’s happening – and we have a human duty to act.”

The full article can be accessed here. This has now been read by over 120,000 people so if you are thinking about wanting to achieve impact with your research The Conversation is a great place to start. If you’re in FHSS and keen to write for The Conversation then do get in touch with me.

If you wish to hear more about Joo’s important work then please head along to her event next week: ‘Still no freedom: From North Korea to being ignored’. It’s on Tuesday 5th December, 1-2pm in FG04. Tickets are available here.

Well done Joo and all the best for your on-going work in this area.

Clare Killingback

Impact Champion FHSS

BU Physiotherapy Programme Co-Creation Publication Success

Congratulations to Alex Evens (BU Physiotherapy Graduate 2017) and Dr Carol Clark for their successful publication in Physical Therapy Reviews.

Their article entitled ‘Does assisted cycling improve function in those with Parkinson’s disease?’ was accepted last week. This was based on work carried out through the Level 6 unit, Research for Physiotherapy Practice.

Well done to you both – it’s great to see our students publishing so early in their career.

Clare Killingback

FHSS PGR Impact Workshop

Many thanks to all those who attended the Health and Social Sciences PGR Impact Workshop on 5th October. This was a great opportunity for those at various points on the PhD journey to consider how their research might be impactful.

Those who attended commented that the workshop was a timely reminder of the importance of integrating impact into a doctoral project as well as understanding the importance of public engagement as knowledge exchange.

Thanks to Dr James Gavin and Jane Forster for their input to the session on the importance of public and patient involvement in research and seeking impact in the context of policy.

For those in HSS please feel free to contact Clare Killingback, Impact Champion for more information on Research Impact.

BU Physiotherapy Programme Co-Creation Publication Success

Congratulations to Taylor Cooper (BU Physiotherapy Graduate 2017) and Dr Jonathan Williams for their successful publication in Physical Therapy Reviews.

Their article entitled ‘Does an exercise programme integrating the Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board improve balance in ambulatory children with Cerebral Palsy?’ was accepted this week. This was based on work carried out through the Level 6 unit, Research for Physiotherapy Practice.

Well done to you both – it’s great to see our students publishing so early in their career.

Clare Killingback

 

FHSS Research Seminars 2017-2018

The Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Research Seminar Series will be starting again soon.

We noted that the best attended seminars last year were those involving a range of presentations in a one hour slot. These bite-size selections of research topics were great in attracting an audience from across disciplines and created a fun, friendly atmosphere.

To build on this we will be running monthly Research Seminars with 2-3 presenters at each session. These seminars are open to everyone, so whether this is your first venture into research or you are a veteran researcher please feel free to come along and share your experiences.

Seminars will be held between 1 and 2pm at the Lansdowne Campus on the following dates:

18th October 2017

15 November 2017

17 January 2018

21 February 2018

21 March 2018

18 April 2018

16 May 2018

20 June 2018

Details of presenters will be announced via the blog.

Any questions please feel free to email me at: ckillingback@bournemouth.ac.uk

FHSS Research Seminars 2017-2018

The Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Research Seminar Series will be starting again in the coming academic year.

But first I’d like to say a big thank you again to all those who contributed to the seminars last year. We had a wonderful mixture of presentations and it was great to see the range of research going on in the faculty.

We noted that the best attended were those involving a range of presentations in a one hour slot. These bite-size selections of research topics were great in attracting an audience from across disciplines and created a fun, friendly atmosphere.

To build on this in the coming year we will be moving to monthly Research Seminars with 2-3 presenters at each session. These seminars are open to everyone, so whether this is your first venture into research or you are a veteran researcher please feel free to come along and share your experiences.

Seminars will be held on the first Wednesday of every month (second Wednesday in October) between 1 and 2pm at the Lansdowne Campus.

If you are interested in presenting please get in touch with Clare at: ckillingback@bournemouth.ac.uk

Research Impact – a new toolkit developed by the Health Foundation

I just wanted to draw attention to the following new toolkit developed by the Health Foundation.

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Communicating your research – a toolkit

The Health Foundation’s new communications toolkit for research helps researchers to increase the influence and impact of their findings in health and health care. It includes guidance, templates, support materials and links to help develop a communication strategy, package findings for different audiences and engage stakeholders to extend influence and widen impact.

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Many thanks

Clare Killingback

FHSS Impact Champion

FHSS – New Impact Champion

I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Impact Champion for the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. When I began my research journey several years ago I knew I wanted my research to make a difference. It is this on-going desire to make a difference which led me to pursue this role of Impact Champion.

Part of my role is to take the lead in supporting academics to develop, maintain and ensure that research impact aligns with our core principle of ‘helping to make people’s lives better’. I will also be involved in developing impact case studies, and proactively accelerating impact in relation to REF.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there is anything I can do to support you in your research impact.

Clare Killingback: ckillingback@bournemouth.ac.uk

HSS Ignited by FHSS Research Seminar

Thank you very much to all who presented and attended the FHSS Research Seminar this Wednesday. It took a slightly different format with four presenters (Professor Alison McConnell, Associate Professor Carol Clark, Dr Jonny Branney and Dr Clare Killingback) sharing their research findings in short five minute slots using images, narratives, altmetrics, and Ignite style presentations (http://www.ignitetalks.io/).

It was great to have a bite-size selection of research topics which attracted an audience from across disciplines. It was a fun, friendly atmosphere which led to a lively discussion and buzz around current research.

We plan to run a similar session again so we’re looking for volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved please email Clare at: ckillingback@bounemouth.ac.uk

Many thanks to everyone.