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New Book: The Evolution of British Asian Radio in England, by Dr Gloria Khamkar

Are you curious about the origins of British Asian radio broadcasting in England? Look no further than the ground-breaking book, The Evolution of British Asian Radio in England, written by the BU FMC academic Dr. Gloria Khamkar. Published by Palgrave Macmillan, this book is based on Dr. Khamkar’s pioneering doctoral research conducted at Bournemouth University.

The Evolution of British Asian Radio in England unveils the captivating story of British Asian radio broadcasting that will leave you enthralled. Delving into the 1960s through the 2000s, it explores the emergence and growth of British Asian radio broadcasting. You’ll discover the intertwined themes of migration, integration, race relations, and media representation, alongside the initiatives undertaken by the BBC and the UK government to address these issues. The book critically examines the necessity and demand for a dedicated radio platform within the British Asian communities. This book is a must-read for those interested in ethnic minority and mother-tongue radio broadcasting, cultural and communication studies, media history, and British cultural history. Moreover, it provides invaluable insights to broadcasters, media regulators, and policymakers, enabling them to grasp the social and cultural landscape of the communities they engage within today’s world.

This work does not only have a research value, but also a much deeper personal connection and meaning to Dr Khamkar. She states, “This work is the result of my honest and ongoing quest to understand the migration process and its impact on our lives, including all the ways it changed the media landscape. I have been volunteering as a British Asian radio presenter and producer at Southampton’s Asian radio station Unity101.1FM since August 2010. I host a weekly live radio show Suhaana Safar (meaning ‘A Beautiful Journey’) and have briefly served as a Deputy Station Manager. During my time at this radio station, I have been exposed to a real setup of a British Asian community radio station, solely catering to the British Asian community in Southampton and surrounding areas. Regular interaction with the station’s listeners, volunteers, presenters, and the manager has shaped my thought process and helped me develop a rigorous understanding of community broadcasting. Such a radio station helps its community in terms of education, information, entertainment and is, thereby, empowering. It has strengthened my judgment that there was, and still is, a need for radio services for the British Asian community living in England. This is my analysis based on first-hand research. I hope it helps you learn more about the historical movement and the earnest campaign behind what we see as a successful independent British Asian radio broadcasting in England today.”

Immerse yourself in the fascinating journey of British Asian radio and gain a deeper understanding of its impact and significance.

Dr. Gloria Khamkar is a distinguished academic and accomplished researcher specialising in Media Studies, with a specific focus on radio and migrant communities. Holding a doctorate from Bournemouth University, she brings extensive expertise to her work. With a background as both a seasoned journalist and a community radio practitioner, Dr. Khamkar maintains a constant commitment to exploring the dynamic relationship between media and migration. Having personally experienced migration from India and establishing herself in the UK, her passion lies in comprehensively examining the intricate processes of migration and integration. She is particularly interested in understanding their profound influence on the media landscape and the content we consume. Dr. Khamkar’s profound insights and unique perspective make her an invaluable contributor to the field of Media Studies. Her continued research in media and migration showcases her unwavering dedication to advancing knowledge and fostering a deeper understanding of these critical subjects.

If you are interested in knowing more about Dr Khamkar’s fusion work, please check this link and you can also get in touch with her at

Spaces still available: “The Way of the Productivity Ninja”

The ThinkProductive Team will be visiting BU next Thursday to deliver a practical, interactive and fun 2 hour online workshop and there’re spaces still available.

They will share with us how to utilize the mindset and tactics of the 9 Characteristics of the Productivity Ninja.

Are you battling information overload? Email deluge? Wrestling with procrastination, interruption or distraction? Constantly feel like you are in reactive, “juggling” and “plate spinning” mode? Find it hard to maintain energy and focus, to properly unplug and switch off, or to make space for what really matters – or for yourself?

If any of that sounds familiar, we’ve got you some information here!

Thursday 29th June 2023, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

To book a place on “The Way of the Productivity Ninja” workshop please complete the Booking Form

Doctoral Summer School

Professor Jens Hölscher has been invited to participate in an international doctoral summer school supported by EU funds and universities in Estonia. He will present a paper ‘Successes and Failures of Economic Transition’ and comment on presentations given by participating PhD students. He has published a graduate textbook and many scholarly articles in this research area.

Navigating the Maze of Research

Earlier this month Elsevier published the 6th Edition of ‘Navigating the Research Maze: enhancing nursing and midwifery practice‘.  Edited by Debra Jackson, Tamara Power and Helen Walthall, this book seeks to demystify some of the complexities in planning, conducting and reading research and draws on a wide range of research leaders from around the world as authors.  This book could be a useful addition to reading lists for students undertaking units focusing on research and evidence-based practice.

It was a pleasure to work on Chapter 6 (Navigating Ethics) with Andrea Donaldson from Massey University in New Zealand.  It was interesting to learn how research ethics is managed differently in different parts of the world but also reassuring to confirm that the underpinning ethical principles are the same wherever research is conducted.

Sometimes it can be hard to see how new editions of books have changed but in developing this edition efforts have been made to add useful resources for both students and lecturers.  Readers can access student challenges, quizzes, resource kits, Powerpoint slides, a test bank and teaching tips for each chapter.

Violence Against and Women and Girls: Social Justice in Action Conference – 29 June

A chance to showcase your Research

Dear all,

We are holding a conference at BU: Violence Against and Women and Girls: Social Justice in Action Conference – Event Date: 29 June at BGB, Lansdowne.

The Soroptimist International Bournemouth and Bournemouth University are facilitating a conference with the focus upon Violence Against Women and Girls. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of issues relating to violence against women and girls, bringing together diverse professionals, NGOs, charities and interested others to share knowledge, explore limitations and seek solutions to sustain social justice. This event is open to all those who are engaged in working with Violence Against Women and Girls and those who care about reducing this global injustice.

At the event in the lunch room we will be running an automated PowerPoint presentation, where we hope to showcase BU research that is relevant to the professional audience.

This is open to all BU academics and PGRs – and all you need is for your research to be relevant to the intended audience it does not have to be focused on the main conference topic.

If you would like to showcase your work to this audience, please send a PowerPoint slide to Orlanda Harvey by 26th June 2023.

Please do pass this opportunity on to colleagues across the University

Global Consortium in Public Health meets in Huddersfield

On Monday and Tuesday 18-19 June the University of Huddersfield will organize its Global Consortium in Public Health meeting. This meeting is the brain child of Prof. Padam Simkhada, he is Visiting Professor at Bournemouth University and based at the University of Huddersfield.  The event brings together public health researchers and experts from the UK, the USA, Ghana, Nepal, India, Qatar and Brazil to discuss the latest developments and challenges in the field. The Global Consortium in Public Health is an international network of public health researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who are committed to advancing the field of public health through collaborative research, education, and advocacy. The consortium provides a platform for sharing best practices and building future collaborations.

On Monday 19th June Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen will be talking about the REF 2028 and the importance of strong international partnerships in the fields of research and education.  BU’s Dr. Pramod Regmi was also invited to this event in Huddersfield, but he is on his way to Nepal as part of Bournemouth University’s Erasmus+ staff and student exchange with Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences (MMIHS).

New Book ‘Social Work Practice With Adults: learning from lived experience’



Dr Sally Lee and Dr Louise Oliver edited a book titled: Social Work Practice With Adults: learning from lived experience. This book is co-authored with academics, social workers and people with lived experience supporting the reader to gain new understanding and knowledge from an often seldom heard voice within academic books.

We recently held a book launch party with many of the co-authors and as an engaging activity, we co-created a poem which focused upon what this book meant to them, it reads:


We came together to write a book,

from every cranny and every nook.

We feel so proud to say it out loud,

with powerful words to inform learning.

We want to reimagine the social work role,

To give a voice to those who know.

Not just listening but hearing what is said,

putting the ‘being done to’ to bed.

To give the future a second look,

starting a new conversation through this book.

We don’t know what the future holds,

but sharing stories, being told, helps new understanding



Sally Lee and Louise Oliver

Social Work Team (FHSS)


Today’s research process seminar. A roadmap for building a corpus of African digital news content. 13 June at 2pm on Zoom

You are warmly invited to this week’s research process seminar. Hosted by FMC but open to all staff and research students.

It tackles the practical challenges in applying computational approaches to studying digital news content. While the context is of media content, the process is one that relates to several disciplines.


A roadmap for building a corpus of African digital news content – by Dr Dani Madrid-Morales (University of Sheffield)

This talk will detail the challenges in conducting research on digital African news content, and will describe the process followed by the speaker in developing the African Digital News Corpus (ADNC), a multilingual live corpus of news content by African media. The focus will be on the process of developing a custom-built scraper to gather relevant news content, the difficulties posed by automating news data collection, and some of the possible applications of computational approaches to studying digital news content.

13 June, 2-3pm on Zoom

Meeting ID: 929 210 3478

Passcode: rps!4fmc

We hope to see you there

Dan and Sae


The Conversation – article on racism in Spanish football and media


I am circulating this in case someone is interested. I have just published an article in The Conversation about racism in Spanish football and sports media, written with a colleague from the University of Central Catalonia.

Here’s the link:

“Vinícius Júnior: La Liga and the Spanish media must both accept responsibility for the racism that shames football”




Technology & Humanity in Healthcare #2 of 3-part Webinar Series 15 June ’23 at 12noon BST


Technology & Humanity in Healthcare: # 2 of a 3-part Webinar Series: 15/6/23


Hello Educators, Students and Healthcare Professionals,
You are invited to join us for this engaging event at 12 noon BST on 15/6/23.
It promises to be a stimulating conversation about important topics that affect us all in this dynamic age of technology and humanity in healthcare.

Time: 15 June 2023 11:45 AM BST – 12 noon BST start
Register: Eventbrite  or scan the QR code below.
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5 June – Metaverse and Health and Wellbeing
2 July – Technology, Humanity and the Ageing Society (Preventative Healthcare, Dementia, lifestyle medicine)

This interactive webinar series addresses technology and humanity issues in healthcare. The engaging webinar interview format is in two parts: a) David Wortley provides (Via Zoom) some healthcare/tech questions and context to stimulate debate. B) Debbie Holley and Anthony Basiel will follow-with some pre-set questions and any new questions from the audience text chat. The default protocol is that all audience members in Zoom will have video and sound off – text chat Q&A. A Text Chat Facilitator passes on any questions/comments to David for response.


Examples of successful bids

Did you know that examples of successful applications that BU staff have submitted are available on Brightspace?
You can find examples here  APPLICATION LIBRARY – Research & Knowledge Exchange Development Framework (

Please note these examples are for use by Bournemouth University staff only and Principal Investigators have given their approval to share their applications on this basis. (Any information that is deemed confidential in these documents has been deleted).

Please contact your Funding Development Officer if you have any questions.

Research process seminar. Interviewing journalists: How to get the most out of qualitative data while finding the “new” in the “same old” – Tuesday 6th June at 2pm on Zoom

You are warmly welcomed to this week’s research process seminar. Hosted in FMC but open to all.
While the topic is on interviewing journalists, much of what Mireya will talk about covers all types of elite interviewing, and so should be of interest to many across the university.
Interviewing journalists: How to get the most out of qualitative data while finding the “new” in the “same old” – by Dr Mireya Márquez Ramírez (Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City)

Scholarship that is based on interviews with journalists or news-content producers is increasingly commonplace around the world. Despite being members of a busy occupation,  journalists who accept to be interviewed tend to openly share views that, unsurprisingly, resonate with one another regardless of socio-geographical differences, specific circumstances, or individual nuances. Familiar anecdotes and themes often emerge when interviewing journalists for different research topics: the multiple challenges they face, the restrictive conditions to exert their occupation, the impact of digital technologies in their work, or the increasing gap between normative ideals and actual practice. As a result, research findings often replicate and corroborate existing knowledge, while critical issues are overlooked. How to make the most of interviews with journalists? How to get past occupational essentialism? This talk argues that interviews with journalists might benefit from more instrument development, more refined comparative focus, better data-analysis processes, more theory-building and more dialogue with quantitative studies and literature tackling other professions. The talk reflects on the challenges and opportunities researchers face when interviewing journalists.

Mireya is Professor of Journalism Studies and Media Theory at the Department of Communications, Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City since 2011. She is a member of Mexico’s System of National Researchers (SNI), Level II, a distinction awarded by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). She received her doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London (2012) and her MA in Journalism Studies from Cardiff University (2006). She has co-published in high-impact journals like the Journal of Communication, Press Politics, Journalism, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice and Digital Journalism. Her research interests include media capture; media systems in Latin America; comparative journalism cultures; journalistic roles; journalistic professionalism and labour; sociology of news production; anti-press violence; safety of journalists, health, and sports journalism. She is the principal investigator (PI) of the Journalistic Role Performance study in Mexico and Worlds of Journalism study in Bolivia and is part of the national consortium conducting Worlds of Journalism Mexico. She serves the scientific or editorial boards of Digital Journalism, Journalism Studies, Communication Culture and Critique, Spain’s Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodístico and Mexico’s Communication and Society.

Tuesday 6th June on Zoom

Meeting ID: 929 210 3478

Passcode: rps!4fmc

We hope to see you there

Dan and Sae