Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Rosser, who has been elected to the Board of Directors of the prestigious nursing society Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Elizabeth is only one of two members on the STTI Board from outside of the USA. The Board is small with only 10 members in total.
Founded in 1922 STTI recognises the value of leadership, scholarship and excellence in nursing practice. In 1936, STTI became the first U.S. organization to fund nursing research. Today, STTI supports these values through its numerous professional development products and services that focus on the core areas of education, leadership, career development, evidence-based nursing, research, and scholarship.
Elizabeth was elected to the STTI Board at the 43rd Biennium of Sigma Theta Tau International in Las Vegas where she was representing the Phi Mu Chapter (England) as President. It is fitting recognition for Elizabeth’s work in establishing and leading the All England Chapter.
Through BU’s subscription to UKRO, we have been advised of the following items, which are pertinent to researchers at BU:
ERA- Can+ Twinning
The Twinning Programme aims at supporting close collaboration between already existing European and Canadian research endeavours. Each twinning project should consist of at least one EU-funded project consortium (FP7 or Horizon 2020), and one Canadian project funded either at federal or provincial level. Both projects should be either running or have been completed for less than two years at the time of the proposal submission.
Twinning projects will be supported with up to 6 000€ per application. Application deadline is January 4, 2016.
Info Days and Participation
Are you thinking of applying to the Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy Societal Challenge: Energy Efficiency Call for Proposals 2016? Then consider attending the Info Day in Brussels on 8/12/15.
The slides and videos from the Smart Cities Info Day held on 6/11/15 are now available. If you are interested in Smart Cities, consider the calls – Smart and Sustainable Cities and within Mobility for Growth. Please also consider the section on Smart and Sustainable Cities within the Cross-Cutting Activities Work Programme (page 104 onwards).
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology are looking for four new board members. The EIT Governing Board is entrusted with providing the strategic leadership of the Institute. It is independent and autonomous in its decision-making and is in particular responsible for the selection, designation and evaluation of the EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). Would this be a useful addition to your CV?
Consultations, UKRO Papers and Other News
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The European Institute of Innovation and Technology have announced their call for EIT awards 2016:
- The EIT CHANGE Award celebrates graduates from EIT labelled education programs who spur innovation and entrepreneurship and bring about a change in the thematic areas addressed by the EIT and its KICs.
- The EIT Innovators Award recognises KIC innovation teams composed of individuals from across the knowledge triangle that have developed a product, service or process with a high potential for societal and economic impact.
- The EIT Venture Award puts successful entrepreneurial start-ups that have been supported by the KICs through a dedicated business creation or business development process in the spotlight.
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Sascha Dov Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law, FMC, Convener Environment & Threats Strategic Research Group and Co-Director Research Cluster Conflict, Rule of Law and Society will present on his ongoing work on Hybrid Warfare at this year’s Annual Symposium (Jahrestagung) of Austria’s Ministry of Defense on 18 November 2015. Invited by the Organizers from the Wissenschaftskommission of the Bundesministerium fuer Landesverteidigung und Sport the event brings together leading experts on the topic of Hybrid Threats and seeks to give answers to present security threats such as economic warfare, hybrid threats, cyber warfare, media in conflict, social cohesion and its potential for conflict, migration wars and Russia’s new non linear warfare. Sascha will use his existing work on hybrid warfare https://twitter.com/GJIA_Online/media which is in collaboration with colleagues from the Swedish Defense University and NATO to discuss the origins of Hybrid Warfare and its contemporary use by Russia in the form of non linear warfare. He argues that Hybrid Warfare represents a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) and that Western Defense doctrines have to adapt.
Ms. Sheetal Sharma, PhD student in FHSS, published her latest paper in Midwifery (Elsevier) this week. This latest paper ‘Midwifery2030, a woman’s Pathway to health: What does it mean?’ is co-authored by a number of illustious midwifery researchers. The 2014 State of the World’s Midwifery report included a new framework for the provision of womancentred sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health care, known as the Midwifery2030 Pathway. The Pathway was designed to apply in all settings (high-, middle- and low income countries, and in any type of health system). This paper describes the process of developing the Midwifery2030 Pathway and explain the meaning of its different components, with a view to assisting countries with its implementation.
Sheetal is currently in her final year of a PhD on the evaluation of the impact of a maternity care intervention in Nepal.
Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen, Dr. Catherine Angell & Prof. Vanora Hundley (all CMMPH)
Visiting Faculty Prof. Padam Simkhada (based at Liverpool John Moores University).
ten Hoope-Bender, P. Lopes, S., Nove, A., Michel-Schuldt, M., Moyo, NT, Bokosi, M., Codjia, L., Sharma, S., Homer, CSE. (2015) Midwifery2013, a woman’s Pathway to health: What does it mean? Midwifery
Hello BU Researchers:
This is Jaeyeon Choe, your new colleague originally from Gangnam, South Korea. After earning my Ph.D. at The Pennsylvania State University, USA, and working in China and Macau, I have joined BU as a Senior Lecturer in Events & Leisure, Faculty of Management. My primary research areas are Spiritual/Religious Tourism, and Chinese Consumer Behavior. Recently, I presented the papers, “Tourism development and its impact on Filipino workers’ quality of life in Macao, China” at Ethnicity and Tourism conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand; and “Chinese consumer behavior: conspicuous consumption at an international wine festival in Dalian, China” at Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium in Bruneck, Italy.
I am also currently finishing up a funded study, ‘Tourism development and cross-cultural understanding of quality of life among local residents, skilled and unskilled immigrant workers in Macao, China’ that was granted by Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao. I am preparing for another project on spiritual tourism among westerners in South East Asia, utilising an affiliation with the Centre for Asian Tourism Research at Chiang Mai University, Thailand. It is planned for the summer of 2016, which I am really looking forward to it.
My publications are available on BRIAN. I look forward to many interesting research activities and collaboration across BU! 🙂
Last night I received an email from an academic based in South Africa who asked me if I could facilitate a two-day writing workshop in an other sub-Saharan African country later this month. He had found a copy of our paper ‘Writing an academic paper for publication’ on the web. This is, of course, a good advert for Open Access Publishing. I had the pleasure of being able to tell my African colleague that most of our published papers on various aspects of academic writing are Open Access.[1-10] Hence most are freely available to scholars like him in low-income countries.
Unfortunately, this particular request was for a workshop later this month, which is far too short notice. Especially since my co-author and BU Visiting Faculty Prof. Padam Simkhada (Liverpool John Moores University) and I will be running a one-day writing workshop in Liverpool the day before the proposed dates of the African workshop.
Professor Edwin van Teijlingen
- van Teijlingen, E., Hundley, V. (2002) Getting your paper to the right journal: a case study of an academic paper, Journal of Advanced Nursing 37(6): 506-511.
- van Teijlingen, E. (2004), Why I can’t get any academic writing done, Medical Sociology News 30 (3): 62-63. http://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/26334/MSN_Nov_2004.pdf
- Simkhada, P., van Teijlingen E., Hundley, V., Simkhada, B.D. (2013) Writing an Abstract for a Scientific Conference, Kathmandu University Medical Journal 11(3): 262-265. http://www.kumj.com.np/issue/43/262-265.pdf
- Pitchforth, E., Porter, M., van Teijlingen, E.R., Forrest Keenan, K. (2005) Writing up and presenting qualitative research in family planning and reproductive health care, Journal of Family Planning & Reproductive Health Care 31 (2): 132-135. http://jfprhc.bmj.com/content/31/2/132.full.pdf+html
- van Teijlingen, E., P.P., Simkhada, B., Ireland, J. (2012) The long & winding road to publication, Nepal Journal Epidemiology 2(4): 213-215 http://nepjol.info/index.php/NJE/article/view/7093/6388
- Simkhada, P., van Teijlingen, E., Hundley, V. (2013) Writing an academic paper for publication, Health Renaissance 11(1): 1-5. healthrenaissance.org.np/uploads/Pp_1_5_Guest_Editorial.pdf
- Hundley, V., van Teijlingen, E., Simkhada, P. (2013) Academic authorship: who, why and in what order? Health Renaissance 11(2): 98-101. http://www.nepjol.info/index.php/HREN/article/view/8214/6679
- van Teijlingen, E., Hundley, V., Bick, D. (2014) Who should be an author on your academic paper? Midwifery 30: 385-386. healthrenaissance.org.np/uploads/Download/vol-11-2/Page_99_101_Editorial.pdf
- van Teijlingen, E., Ireland, J., Hundley, V., Simkhada, P., Sathian, B. (2014) Finding the right title for your article: Advice for academic authors, Nepal Journal of Epidemiology 4(1): 344-347. http://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJE/article/view/10138/8265
- Hall, J., Hundley, V., van Teijlingen, E. (2015) The journal editor: friend or foe? Women & Birth 28(2): e26-e29.
During the week 16th November 2015 to 20th November 2015 I will visit Bogazici University in Istanbul. The visit will have a three fold agenda 1) lecturing within their Foodservice and HR Management programmes 2) exploration of opportunities for inward and outward student mobility and recruitment 3) collaborative research discussion.
Turkey continues to develop its application for membership of the European Union therfore building strong international student mobility and recruitment opportunities as well as strong bonds in teaching and research collaboration with this strategic partner institution is essential.
Istanbul is one of the great cities of the world and I am very much looking forward to meeting, and engaging with, the student and academic fraternity there. I am hoping that this visit will not only develop my own undestanding of international teaching practice but it will enhance my own subject specific knowledge from an international perspective which can them be incorportated into learning at BU.
Professor Tom Watson of the Faculty of Media & Communication has been appointed to the Academic Advisory Panel of AMEC (the Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication). He joins six other leading communication measurement and evaluation researchers from Australia, Germany, UK and US. The Panel is chaired by Professor Jim Macnamara of the University of Technology Sydney.
The panel’s role is to “provide expert advice and input to AMEC in relation to research methodology and methods, education and learning, and standards”.
“The measurement of public relations and corporate communication is an important and perennial professional issue,” said Professor Watson. “AMEC is the international body for the communication measurement sector and includes all the major media measurement suppliers in more than 30 countries.”
Professor Watson’s co-authored book (with Paul Noble), Evaluating Public Relations is now in its third edition. “Increasingly, there is a shift from measurement to evaluation, with the understanding of the value created through communication becoming a critical issue for communicators. In the book’s latest edition, we focused more on concepts of value. Creating world-wide standards on value is becoming more important and so the AMEC initiative to create this high-level link between research and practice is very timely.
Principal Academic Dr Tim Breitbarth (Department of Sport & Physical Activity) was invited by German Football Association (DFB) to provide CSR communication expertise to its Social Responsibility Commission. Speaking yesterday, his input focused on the interlink between CSR integration and communication, and concluded with some strategic and operational suggestions. The impact of Tims’ consultation will be felt, his presentation sparked lengthy discussion and reflection amongst members of the Commission who proposed additional action and follow-up work.
Input perhaps never been more timely
At present the DFB is challenged by investigative media stories about non-transparent financial transactions in the context of hosting the 2006 FIFA World Championship. The long-standing Commission comprises of leaders of the association (e.g. vice president, director, heads of regional football associations), leaders from civil society organisations and other relevant external experts.
Expertise on CSR drawn upon by media and academic sources
Recently, Tim was interviewed a few times on his area of expertise, e.g. for the article “Where the money comes from” in Le Monde diplomatique (www.exacteditions.com/read/diplomatique/july-2015-43324/13/3). Furthermore, amongst other, he was the lead convenor of the well-attended workshop “CSR communication in sport” at the recent 23rd European Association for Sport Management in September; is the lead guest editor of the special issue “Governance and CSR management in sport” in Corporate Governance (ABS 2*), published in summer (www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/cg/15/2); and is co-organiser of and moderator at the industry-focused 1st German CSR Communications Congress, held in November (www.csr-kongress.de).
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- UKRO has provided a number of introductory articles to the new Horizon 2020 Work Programmes – please register to access these. The Work Programmes themselves are available via the Participant Portal
- Consolidator Grants: Information and Proposal Writing – 3 November 2015, University of Sheffield and – 6 November 2015, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine*
- MSCA European Researchers’ Night 2016-2017 call Info Day – Brussels on 10 November 2015*
- The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), together with the European Commission, is organising the first workshop on eHealth systems security – Brussels on 30 October 2015.
- European Commission is organising an Information and Stakeholders’ Day on Smart Wearables workshop – Brussels on 11 December 2015
- As part of the Societal Challenge 2 Info week, the EIP AGRI is running a workshop on the multi-actor approach under Horizon 2020 on 24 November 2015 in Brussels
- The Erasmus+ Guide has been released by the European Commission
- The United States Government and the European Commission – Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grants, under the auspices of the Fulbright-Schuman program, have been announced,
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BU had two representatives from FHSS attending with over 1000 delegates at the European Public Health Conference in Milan last week. Ben Hayes, winner of the best oral presentation at SURE (Showcasing Undergraduate Research Excellence) BU Conference 2015 presented the results of his undergraduate dissertation entitled ‘Investigating the effect of lifestyle interventions to reduce risk factors for Metabolic Syndrome’. Clare Farrance shared the preliminary results of her PhD study around the area of older people’s adherence to exercise.
It was a great opportunity to learn from experienced researchers and hear about the current topics most relevant in the world of Public Health. Many thanks to Bournemouth University for their funding assistance which allowed us to attend.
If you’d like to hear more about our research please feel free to get in touch with Ben at: email@example.com or Clare at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the high profile visit to the UK by President Xi Jinping, much is being said in the press about the impact on the UK economy. Some of this will, undoubtedly, relate to the research sector. For example, according to this report on GOV.UK, more than £2 billion of healthcare trade deals and collaborations have been signed between Chinese and UK companies, universities and organisations during President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Britain.
Similarly, a £325 million suite of creative and technology partnerships has been announced – these partnerships, encompassing film, TV, music and advanced engineering, will develop innovative new technologies in cutting-edge facilities in both the UK and China.
To find out more, look at the press releases search on GOV.UK. You can also search for other international activity by selecting the country of interest.
The Guardian has provided a summary of trade announcements made during President Xi Jinping’s visit, which includes the creative industries and cultural exchanges.
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Watch this space for further blog posts on international research, including China.
Dr Zulfiqar Khan was recently selected by invitation by the Pakistan President’s Highly Qualified Professionals (HQPs) Programme, part of PPQP, managed and administered by the Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training Government of Pakistan.
This programme funded Zulfiqar’s participation in the 14th International Symposium on Advanced Materials Oct 2015 held at National Centre for Physics Islamabad as invited speaker and guest speaking at key universities and research institutes.
This conference is held every two years and has been successfully running for the last 28 years. This conference attended by high profile researchers from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Serbia, Turkey, UK (Bournemouth and Leeds) and US. The conference provided and excellent platform for disseminating latest research findings, exchange of ideas, networking and initiating research collaborations.
Zulfiqar presented latest findings in Surface Engineering through nano coatings (thin films 300-400 nm and up to 5 μm) incorporating corrosion. This research is conducted at the Sustainable Design Research Cluster with PGRs (Parisa Pashaei, Rizwan Bajwa and Hammad Nazir).
He also led the discussion panel on Surface Engineering & Ceramics as Panel Chair.
The Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Professor Ahsan Iqbal spoke at the closing ceremony of the 14th International Conference on Advanced Materials ISAM 2015. He informed the conference delegates on the Government strategy for research & development.
This programme also included Zulfiqar’s invited guest speaking at key Universities and research institutes as Institute of Space Technology, National Institute of Vacuum Science & Technology NINVST, National Centre for Physics NCP and National University of Sciences & Technology NUST. He also held meetings with key staff including DG NINVAST, Director NCP, Deans NUST Mechanical and Chemical & Manufacturing Engineering, Rector GIK (Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology), researchers and students.
His participation in the ISAM 2015 and invited guest speaking has provided a platform for incubating international research and education collaborations and promoting BU as an international leader in nano materials & corrosion research.
In association with the British Sociological Association, BU is hosting the conference “Citizenship and Education“. The event will take place in Bournemouth House on the 3rd of November, and is organized by the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.
The program includes a Policy and Politics: Citizenship and Neo-Liberalism panel, and sessions on Comparative Contexts, “Britishness” and Faith, Faith and “Cohesion” and Policy Processes and Relations where experts from around the world will present and discuss their most recent results. Dr Bridget Byrne and Professor David James will open and conclude the event with keynote speeches.
The complete program is available here.
For more information or to book to attend the conference, please visit the British Sociological Association website.
BU’s Professor Dimitrios Buhalis has been invited on a speaking tour of four cities in China, including two conferences and two research seminars. The invitations come from three of China’s universities and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
This includes giving a keynote speech at the International Smart Tourism Conference and at the 9th UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Forum on tourism trends. Both conferences will be held in China in October 2015. Professor Buhalis’ presentation will cover the issues of smart tourism, the internet of everything, big data, and the co-creation of tourism and hospitality experiences.
This year’s International Smart Tourism Conference is themed around the idea of ‘new normal, new travel, new experience and new paradigm’, with the conference serving as a platform to share and exchange the latest developments in smart tourism.
The 9th UNWTO and PATA Forum will focus on the idea of ‘tourism and the experience economy’. By sharing research and up-to-date industry practices and exploring current challenges, conference attendees hope to identify potential new areas of research on tourism as an experience economy.