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Stress and Diet Quality in Women of Reproductive Age- Participants Needed


Diet quality of women of reproductive age is a major determinant of their weight status and health during pregnancy.

Obesity during pregnancy exhibits deleterious consequences on the mother and the offspring.

Stress has been linked with low diet quality but no study assessed this link in women of reproductive age.

This research aims to investigate the association between Stress and Diet Quality in Women of Reproductive Age (18-49 years old) through an Online Survey.

Link to the Online Survey :


Best Regards

Karim Khaled


The Participant Information Sheet is available through the following link:



Back by Popular Demand….

Responding to your feedback and by popular request, the below events are coming up over the next two months – please click on the event titles that are of interest to find out more and reserve your place as soon as possible:

Course Title Date
Introduction to the Logframe Approach For Funders Friday 1st March 10:00 – 16:00 Talbot Campus
Introduction to NVivo: Setting up your qualitative data Wednesday 13th March 09:00 – 17:00 Lansdowne Campus
Advanced NVivo: Analysing your data Thursday 14th March 09:00 – 17:00 Lansdowne Campus
Future Leaders Fellowships Guidance Session Wednesday 10th April 12:00 – 14:00, Talbot

To see all the events within the RKEDF and the wider Organisational Development offering, please refer to the handy Calendar of Events.

Additionally if you are a PGR please visit the Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme for your own special tailored events.

BU research into breast milk quality-Participants needed


We are looking for breast feeding mums to donate 5 mL of breast milk for a research study conducted at BU.

When mother’s own milk is not sufficient or appropriate, preterm babies can be fed with donor milk from a human milk bank. However, the processes used in milk banking might increase the risk of fat degradation in the milk. Currently, nothing is known about fat degradation products in donor milk. With this study, we aim to quantify fat degradation products in donor milk, and we are currently looking for some term breast milk to compare our results to.

If you are breastfeeding and would like to take part in the study, please get in touch!

Please feel free to share the information with any breastfeeding mum you know!

If you want to know more about milk banking in the UK, read my earlier blog post here.

Many thanks, Isabell


BU research into breast milk quality-Participants needed


We are looking for breast feeding mums to donate 5 mL of breast milk for a research study conducted at BU.

When mother’s own milk is not sufficient or appropriate, preterm babies can be fed with donor milk from a human milk bank. However, the processes used in milk banking might increase the risk of fat degradation in the milk. Currently, nothing is known about fat degradation products in donor milk. With this study, we aim to quantify fat degradation products in donor milk, and we are currently looking for some term breast milk to compare our results to.

If you are breastfeeding and would like to take part in the study, please get in touch!

Please feel free to share the information with any breastfeeding mum you know!

If you want to know more about milk banking in the UK, read my earlier blog post here.

Many thanks, Isabell


Expanding BU’s India links

Dr. Pramod Regmi and Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen (both in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences) have been invited to join the scientific committee of the International Conference on Mixed Methods Research [ICMMR-2019].  This year’s ICMMR conference will be held in the School of Behavioural Sciences at the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam (India) on February 22-24, 2019.  The two BU academics will run an online panel discussion session on academic publishing under the heading “Meet the editors.”  The advantage of such online session is that BU academic don’t have to travel to India saving time and money as well as the environment.  This has benefits for their own work-live balance as well as their carbon footprint. 

BU focuses its global collaborations on three geographical areas, one of these is the Indian sub-continent.  Connect India is BU’s strategic Hub of Practice for the Indian sub-continent, bringing together a community of researchers, educators, practitioners and students at Bournemouth University to collaborate with colleagues in India and Nepal.


Nordberg appointed to editorial board of leading corporate governance journal

Donald Nordberg, associate professor in the Faculty of Management, has been invited to join the editorial board of Corporate Governance: An International Review​, widely regarded as the top journal in its interdisciplinary area. Published by Wiley, CGIR has an SJR H-index of 62. In JCR listings based on 2017 data, it ranked 60th of 210 journals in Management, 50th of 140 journals in Business, and 11th of 98 journals in Finance.

New textbook for medical students

Experts from universities across the UK have contributed to a new edition of a best-selling textbook which is out this month.  This is the fourth edition of Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine which is a jargon-free 179-page introduction to psychology and sociology for medical students (and other health care students). The book is published by one of the largest academic publishers in the world, Elsevier in its series of Illustrated Colour Texts.

Seventy-three academics contributed chapters to the book which was edited by psychologist Prof. Gerry Humphris (University of St. Andrews) and sociologist Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen (Bournemouth University). The contributors are discipline and topic experts and come mainly from the UK but some are from further afield such as Ireland and Australia.   Compared to the third edition this latest edition has 45 new authors, who contribute the most up-to-date knowledge on classical psychological and sociological concepts and issues.  All chapters have been updated and several have been renamed and revamped to reflect changes in society, and three new ones have been added.  The editors are very grateful to Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, for writing the Foreword.

Teaching behavioural and social sciences to students is of vital importance for good health care in the future. This textbook covers topics across the life cycle from birth to death. A range of concepts and issues such as health screening, personality & health, quality of life, self-care, and anxiety are explained in an easy to understand fashion. This makes the textbook excellent introductory text as well as an essential revision tool for students. This textbook for medical students is Bournemouth University’s latest contribution to medical training.



van Teijlingen, E. & Humphris, G. (Eds.) (2019)Psychology & Sociology Applied to Medicine: An Illustrated Colour Text (4th Edn), Edinburgh: Elsevier  The book is available as eBook [ISBN: 9780702062995] and as paperback [ISBN: 9780702062988].

CEMP Research News

An update from the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice….

CEMP is a research centre in FMC, supporting work that will be returned to the REF under unit of assessment 23 (Education). The centre has members from FMC, CEL and the wider University, PGR students and an active group of Visiting Fellows and Professors. Research leaders for our activity strands are Isabella Rega (Digital and Media Literacies), Mark Readman (Media Practice Education), Karen Fowler-Watt (Journalism Education) and Anna Feigenbaum (Civic Media). Debbie Holley and Julian McDougall co-lead UoA23 (Education) and Mark Readman is impact lead.

Since the last report, CEMP members Fiona Cownie and Sue Eccles have been promoted to Associate Professor and our UoA23 post doc fellow, Huiwen Zhao will soon be moving on to a new role. Congratulations, all richly deserved.

See CEMP People.


See CEMP publications.

Since the last report, CEMP members have published outputs in the following journals and books: Journal of Visual LiteracyInternational Journal of Child-Computer Interaction; International Forum of Psychoanalysis International Journal of Students as Partners, Media Practice and Education, Tourism Geographies, Handbook on Media Education Research; Global Perspectives on Catholic Religious Education in Schools; British Journal of Religious Education; Film, Religion and Youth; Practical Research Methods in Education; Practical Research Methods in Education, Nurse Education Today; The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy; Intergeracionalidade e o mundo digital: Propostas de atividades, Symposia Melitensia’ and the published proceedings of Future Technologies 2018; Breaking Barriers and Higher Education:Global Foundations, Issues and Best Practice (UNESCO IASAS).


Our guest edited editions of Cultura y Educación on ‘Digital Literacy, Fake News and Education and International Journal of Students as Partners on Third Space Partnerships are in production. Media Practice and Education issues 19.1 and 19.2 are published and 19.3 is in production. All three issues in volume 19 are special issues, on Disruptive Media, the MPE / MECCSA Media Practice symposium and the AHRC Film-Making Research network, respectively. In 2019, the journal will expand to four issues per year. The 2019 Media Practice and Education / MECCSA symposium will be held at the University of Kent in June.


Books by CEMP members will be published later this year / in early 2020 by Routledge: New Journalisms: Rethinking Theory, Practice and Pedagogy (Karen, co-editor with Stephen Jukes) The Uses of Media Literacy (Julian is co-author) and Media Studies: The Basics (Julian is co-author, with CEMP alumni Claire Pollard); and Palgrave: Fake News vs Media Studies; Travels on a False Binary (Julian). The first batch of titles will be published later this year for the Routledge Research in Media Literacy Education book series, co-edited by Julian and Pete Bennett, including Karen Fowler-Watt’s and a new book from CEMP Visiting Professor Paul Mihailidis.


See CEMP projects

Newly awarded – AHRC Leadership Fellowship Connect2Aspire: Cultural engagements and young people’s professional aspirations:  CEMP is the academic partner of the project, Isabella will be working on the project and Julian will be on the Advisory Board.

New bids have been submitted and results are pending from British Academy; Leverhulme Trust; Erasmus+; Nordic-UK research programme on Migration and Integration; NATO and Independent Social Research Foundation.   A new ARHC GCRF network bid is in development for the Education in Conflict and Crisis theme.

Ongoing projects with external funding – US Embassy (Fake News vs Media Literacy); AHRC (e-voices); GRCF (Children of the Revolution), Marie Curie Fellowship (MediaLitRefYouth).

UoA23 impact studies in development – Digital and Media Literacies (UKLA; UE Embassy, JISC and European Commission projects); Reflective coaching with digital portolios (FA / AFC Bournemouth); Media Literacy and Refugee Children (Marie Curie Fellowship).


We inducted our sixth cohort to the Ed D in Creative and Media Education in October. we now have close to fifty doctoral students on the programme. At the October residential,  keynotes were presented by Isabella Rega, Roman Gerodimos, Sarah Jones, Head of the Birmingham Media School and Jon Wardle, Director of the National Film and Television School. Three Ed D students completed since the last report – Emma Walters (external); Andrew Bissell (internal) and Richard Berry (external). Three more vivas will take place this academic year. Several of the publications listed above are from CEMP doctoral students.

CEMP’s new Professional Taught Doctorate in Media Practice will be going through development this academic year, led by Mark Readman.

Graham Mills, Head of the AFC Bournemouth Youth Academy, continues to work with BU for an M-Res project, aligning with our impact case study work with AFCB, developing from Visiting Fellow Jenny Moon’s work.



 The Media Education Summit took place at Hong Kong Baptist University in November. Keynote speeches and discussion panels were presented / led by Fergal Keane, Donna Chu, Sarah Jones, Hyeon-Seon Jeong and the D.A.R.E Collaborative at UCL.

This was the 12th Media Education Summit and the biggest MES so far, with 170 delegates from 27 countries attending. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, including invitations from prospective hosts in Asia, North America and central Europe for future years and several CEMP Ed-D enquiries have already been made by delegates from Hong Kong, China and Japan. Here are two examples:

 I would like to thank you once again for a wonderful time in Hong Kong. For me it was a learning experience like no other, an experience that i shall never forget.  (Doctoral student, Malta).

 First of all, thank you so much for producing such a lovely conference for 170 participants from 27 countries including me. I know how hard you have been working on the preparation and facilitation. Few people can do such matter. Take a sound rest and nice tea of Hong Kong, please. (Professor, Tokyo)

CEMP doctoral graduate Marketa Zezulkova teamed up with South Island School to run this year’s youth strand, concluding with the school students forming a ‘flipped panel’ to field questions from the academics. Marie Curie Fellow, Annamaria Neag, joined the conference team and presented her project to a large international audience. All the keynotes, the Youth MES video and Karen Fowler-Watt’s film with Fergal Keane are on the conference site.

We’ll be back in the UK (‘it’s coming home’) at the University of Leeds, in early 2020. The dates and call for papers will soon be circulated.

Since the last report, CEMP researchers have been invited to present keynotes, join invited panels and provided consultancy for Assistive Tech parliamentary event | Care Green Paper (Denyse King); NCTJ Journalism Skills conference  (Karen); International Conference of Education/ World Conference for Special Educational Needs Education Cambridge (Debbie Holley); Swiss National Science Foundation (Roman Gerodimos); Wonkfest, Ravensbourne University (Debbie Holley); HEPI policy breakfast panel (Debbie Holley); Media Education, Media Ecology, Media Literacy: Digital Media for the Future, National Research University, Moscow (Julian) and Promoting common values and inclusive education through cooperation between education institutions and civil society, European Commission, Zagreb (Julian).

The public event and stakeholder workshop for the US Embassy Fake News vs Media Literacy project are now open for registration.

Annamaria Neag was an invited speaker for the “Children and Media in a Culturally Diverse Society” discussion organised at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, where she joined CEMP doctoral graduate Marketa Zezulkova on a panel. She also gave an interview on media literacy and children for the Galician magazine Tempos Dixital.

Karen Fowler-Watt presented the BU-sponsored award for New Journalist of the Year to BuzzFeed’s Richard Holmes at the Press Gazette’s British Journalism Awards, at the De Vere Connaught Rooms in London. Karen was also a judge for this category of the awards. Her film with Fergal Keane was screened at MES and is online.

The e-voices project was presented to the Costa Rica Ministry of Culture and Youth and the Ministry of Justice in December, and is nominated for The Guardian Awards. A MoU is signed with Fundacion Parque La Libertad to expand eVoices Network activities in Costa Rica.

Phil Wilkinson is working with Southampton Children’s Hospital to teach young patients Digital Skills.

CEMP members are examining MPhil / PHDs at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa (Isabella) and UCL (Mark).



Leverhulme Research Leadership Awards – internal expression of interest

Bournemouth University invites expressions of interest from early and mid-career researchers at Bournemouth University, looking to build a research team to tackle a distinctive research problem.

The purpose of this scheme is to support talented scholars who have successfully launched a university career and are now looking to build a research team of sufficient scale to tackle a distinctive research problem. This  opportunity will allow for the development and demonstration of research leadership of a modest team, whose research has potential to significantly change the established landscape in a particular field of inquiry.

Institutions are permitted to submit only one application. Applicants should have held a university post for at least two years, but not have developed their research such that the trajectory of their contribution has not been firmly established.

More information about the scheme is available from the Leverhulme Trust. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria very carefully.

Candidates who are interested in making an application to the Leverhulme Research Leadership Award are asked to first submit the following  application Leverhulme Research Leadership Awards- EOI 2018-2019 to no later than 22nd February 2019.

Procedure For applicants

Should you be interested in applying, please note that your expression of interest application will be assessed by the relevant Faculty in the first instance.

If more than one expression of interest is received, a panel will be convened for internal review and one application will be selected. Candidates can expect feedback by 11th March 2019.

The institutional candidate will have the opportunity to work with a research facilitator on their application.

The internal deadline for submitting applications via the Leverhulme Trust’s Grants Management System system will be 5 working days before the external Leverhulme deadline (10th May 2019) – this is to allow time for institutional approval of your application, a requirement by the Leverhulme Trust.

If you have further questions or queries please contact Ehren Milner ( to discuss your suitability for this opportunity.

Calls for Global Challenges Research Fund OPEN

The following Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) calls are open and a Town Hall meeting has been arranged to cover the call details.

EDUCATION – Gender and Intersectionality Network Plus

RESILIENCE TO ENVIRONMENTAL SHOCKS AND CHANGE – Ensuring resilience enhances the Sustainable Development Goals

CROSS PORTFOLIO CALLS – Gender and Intersectionality and Education as a driver of sustainable development network plus

A short Expression of Interest (EOI) should be completed by those intending to submit to this call by 16:00 on 11 March 2019.

ESRC will host a town hall meeting to explain the ambitions of this call in more detail. The town hall meeting will be held in central London on 7 February 2019. This event is open to anyone with an interest in the GCRF and development research opportunities, but tickets must be booked in advance.

Alexandra Pekalski is booked to attend. Please contact her on if you have any queries.

UKRI GCRF regional engagement events – Now Open!

UKRI are developing a programme of UK based GCRF engagement events which will take place January-March 2019.  These events provide a timely opportunity to engage with the GCRF Challenge Leaders, for UKRI to provide an update on live and upcoming ODA calls/activities, and to discuss key topics e.g. interdisciplinary approaches, building equitable partnerships, and maximising impact.

These events are open to anyone with an interest in the GCRF and development research opportunities. Please find below details of the confirmed events, further dates, locations and application links will be added in due course.

Date Location Challenge Portfolios Event registration
28 January Keele
  • Security Protracted Conflict, Refugee Crises and Forced Displacement
  • Food Systems
Register for event
7 February London
  • Education
  • Resilience to Environmental Shocks and Change
  • Education, Gender and Resilience
Register for event
14 February Birmingham
  • Security Protracted Conflict, Refugee Crises and Forced Displacement
  • Education
Register for event
22 February Sheffield
  • Food Systems
  • Resilience to Environmental Shocks and Change
25 February London
  • Security Protracted Conflict, Refugee Crises and Forced Displacement
  • Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure
Register for event
7 March Manchester
  • Global Health
  • Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure
12 March Edinburgh
  • Education
  • Security Protracted Conflict, Refugee Crises and Forced Displacement
Register for event
15 March Sussex
  • Education
  • Global Health
26 March Cardiff
  • Food Systems
  • Resilience to Environmental Shocks and C


If you wish to discuss, please contact myself via email or phone (01202 961204).