Dr Rejoice Chipuriro a Post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Social Science and Social Work has been awarded a grant from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Wessex. The grant is aimed at generating new insights into asylums seekers’ lived experiences with community based mental health care support services. This study involves partnership between Bournemouth University and Vita Nova- a community arts organisation that supports people in recovery from addiction. Vita Nova works in a holistic way to support members with their ongoing recovery programs which helps to avoid relapse back into treatment centres, mental health institutions or prison.
In recent years Vita Nova has worked with other underserved communities including asylum seekers, for example the Refugee Nativity last Christmas with local asylum seekers which brought communities together and raised awareness of the current refugee crisis. Vita Nova uses creativity to process trauma as a form of art therapy. Asylum seekers will be supported by Vita Nova to co-produce drama and photography for public exhibition to connect with mental health service in community, as well as the public, to dispel stigma around mental health and marginalisation of asylum seekers. The photo exhibition will also be co-designed with asylum seekers as a way for participants to share about their lived experiences, and break taboos about mental health.
Talking about this new research Dr Rejoice Chipuriro shared the following, ‘Mental health is a priority area for the NHS. Asylum seekers are listed by the NIHR as an underserved group in health research which is why this research seeks to generate new knowledge about mental health which is co-produced with asylum seekers.’
Michael Armstrong the Creative Producer at Vita Nova had this to share , ‘ As we step into a new chapter, we’re reflecting on the journey that brought us here. Rooted in the centre of Boscombe, our charity has dedicated itself to empowering community members and artists alike for almost 25 years. Through a rich tapestry of events and projects, we’ve woven connections, shared stories, and nurtured creativity. The partnership with Bournemouth University advances our approach to evaluation and how we can capture the voices of some of the most vulnerable people in our wonderful community.’
Sharon Coyne, Artistic Director at Vita Nova says ‘our partnership with Bournemouth University really helps us think differently about how we communicate the experience of our wonderful members and engage new partners and (hopefully) new funders’.
2019 NHS Safeguarding Awards
The National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice is pleased to announce that our Director Professor Keith Brown has been recognised for his significant contribution as a safeguarding system leader at the 2019 NHS safeguarding awards.
A full range of our safeguarding publications and workbooks are detailed on the centre website at www.ncpqsw.com
While at RKEO we are busy with supporting BU applicants writing proposals for MSCA Individual Fellowships 2018 call (deadline 12 September 2018), the European Commission has opened the fifth edition of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Awards competition to all current and former MSCA Fellows.
The procedure is rather simple – together with a short video, fellow should submit a current CV including the following information:
- Full name and contact address/Email address/Telephone number;
- Current affiliation and organisational address including country;
- Reference number and title of your grant agreement and the MSCA Action under which your project was/is funded;
- Link to your project and overall work.
The deadline for submissions of videos and supporting documents is on 31 August 2018.
The competition is organised alongside the MSCA Conference 2018 hosted in Vienna by the Austrian EU Presidency on 1-2 October 2018. Please find more information on competition following this link.
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) aim to support the career development and training of researchers in all scientific disciplines through international and intersectoral mobility. By funding excellent research and providing attractive working conditions, the MSCA offer high quality professional opportunities open to researchers of any age, nationality or discipline.
Bournemouth University currently hosts six MSCA fellows. If you have an excellent research project idea and need help in finding EU or other international funding source, please contact Ainar from RKEO Funding Development Team.
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BU PGR Aishah Selamat a third year PhD student from the Creative Technology Department has been shortlisted for the Institute of Directors (IoD) Student of the Year Award 2018. The award is aimed at recognizing students who have shown directors qualities in a project they have worked on in a business, employment or academic capacity. The IoD is the UK’s longest-running organization for professional and business leaders.
Aishah has recently pitched her project, alongside, her additional contributions to travelmanagement4u.com, UK Data Service, Global Blockchain Consortium and academic visiting lectureship to a group of judges at IoD’s main office in London. The winner of the Student of the Year Award 2018 will be announced at the prestigious Director of the Year Awards on the 18th October 2018 at the Royal Horticultural Halls.
Best Paper for 2015 Award in the international journal Heart. A paper published by Bournemouth University PhD student, Edward Carlton, and his supervisors, Prof. Ahmed Khattab (FHSS) and Prof. Kim Greaves from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia in collaboration with world-renowned hospitals: John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford; Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in Australia; and Christchurch Hospital in New Zealand has been announced as the Winner of the “Heart Best Paper 2015 Award” . This award is in recognition of the high quality and clinical impact of the paper. The winner for this award were chosen by the Editorial Team from the top 10 papers in each of the following three categories: downloads, citations and Altmetrics Score.
Dr. Edward Carlton has just finished his PhD at BU and he is now working as an Emergency Medicine Consultant in Bristol.
Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen
Carlton EW, Cullen L, Than M, Gamble J, Khattab A, Greaves K. A novel diagnostic protocol to identify patients suitable for discharge after a single high-sensitivity troponin. Heart. 2015 Jul;101(13):1041-6. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2014-307288. Epub 2015 Feb 17.
Last Thursday the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) had a different audience to entertain as over 700 guests from the local business community flocked to attend the annual Dorset Business Awards hosted by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce (DCCI).
Bournemouth University once again sponsored the “Entrepreneur of the Year’’ Award with the shortlisted finalists and BU staff members Jayne Codling (RKEO) and Linda Ladle (Careers and Employability) in attendance. This award attracts one of the highest number of entries out of the eleven categories with the judging process starting much earlier in the year . Mark Painter, Centre for Entrepreneurship Manager, who led BU’s panel of judges commented, “Competition gets tougher and tougher each year with a diverse range of applications from businesses across the region”. The finalists this year represented the digital, engineering and marine sectors.
This award category showcases entrepreneurs who have realised their vision through innovation and excellent management skills. All finalists needed to have demonstrated outstanding achievement, innovative business concept, growth and good management skills. CEO Phil Whitehurst, from Poole-based marine electronic brand Actisense was the overall winner, impressing the judges with his record of sustained growth and his continued passion and ambitions for further innovation. (Actisense also picked up the Dorset Export Award.)
Adam Greenwood founded IA Digital now Greenwood Campbell with Ian Campbell in 2009 and Calvin Samways who founded Sea-NC Engineering in 2005 were the other finalists shortlisted in this award.
Ex-BU student Georgina Hurcombe MD from Bournemouth based production company LoveLove Films also had reason to celebrate having won the “Business Engagement With Education Award”.
Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Paul Lewis who is listed on this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Professor Lewis has been awarded his OBE for Services to Mothers, Midwives and Maternity Services. Bournemouth University celebrated the retirement of Professor Lewis in October 2011.1 He had been leading midwifery education at Bournemouth University since 1995. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) recognised his contribution to the midwifery profession by including his name on the Register of Honorary Fellows of the RCM.
Amongst his many contributions to the field, Prof. Lewis was a founding member of the journal The Practising Midwife. Just a few months ago Prof. Lewis co-authored a paper under the title ‘The loss of midwifery supervision: to mourn or rejoice?’ This paper was published in the March 2015 edition of The Practising Midwife. This paper ‘reflected on and discusses some of the possible consequences of the NMC’s decision to end statutory supervision of midwives in the UK.2
Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen
- van Teijlingen, E., Tully, S. and Tobias, J.H., 2011. The retirement of the UK’s first male professor of midwifery – Paul Lewis. MIDIRS Essence (Dec. issue).
- Lewis P, Freemantle D and Ireland J., 2015/ The loss of midwifery supervision: to mourn or rejoice? The Practising Midwife 18(4): 12-16.
The science communication awards are intended to reward outreach work carried out by young scientists and established researchers to inform, enthuse and engage the public. Bio researchers from UK universities and institutes can submit an application to the competition.
There are two prizes in the competition. The first is the New Researcher Prize which is a total of £750. This prize is open to bioscience researchers currently reading for a Masters/PhD or in the first year of a post-doctoral position.
The second prize is the Established Researcher Prize which is a total of £1500. This prize is open to bioscience researchers who are beyond the first stages of their research career as defined in the New Researcher category. The Society is looking for researchers who communicate their own work well, and who represent their own field strongly in the science communication world.
The Society is looking for applicants who have had a commitment to outreach over a long time period. This could include activities from talks to hand on demonstrations and art displays. The audiences can vary from school children to patients to the general public, but should not include a scientific audience above school level.
The judges of the competition will be looking for a programme of activities that can be demonstrated to have brought good quality science to non-academic audiences. The marking will be specifically on scientific content, influence and recognition, innovation, evaluation and feedback, impact on society and working hard to reach sectors.
To find out more about the competition, how to apply and previous winners, please click here.
BU lecturer-practitioner Wendy Marsh based in Portsmouth has just been awarded The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Luke Zander Research Support Bursary. The prize of £500 and a year’s membership to the RSM was established to honour Dr. Luke Zander a founding member of the Forum and an innovator in maternity care.
Wendy Marsh will receive the prize on 25 November at a meeting entitled ‘Looking back to the future: Challenges and opportunities in maternity care’, which will mark the 30th anniversary of the Maternity & the Newborn Forum.
Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen
Prof Gabrys delivers a keynote talk at the KES 2014 international conference, receives the Outstanding Contribution to the KES International organisation award and appears in two popular Polish TV’s “Panorama” news programmes.
It was a very nice and productive trip to a beautiful Polish seaside city of Gdynia where the 18th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems took place between the 14th and 17th of September 20014.
I thought that I was only going to deliver a keynote talk which in itself was a nice recognition of the ongoing work that we are doing in the areas of robust adaptive predictive modelling and data science and a great opportunity to talk to over 200 delegates from over 30 countries attending the conference but as it turned out there were some other attractions awaiting.
This very well organised conference attracted the attention of the Polish TV and the topics of data science, artificial intelligence or big data, all in the focus of our Data Science Institute at BU, were judged to be of considerable interest to the general public. Not only I had an opportunity to talk briefly about the conference topics during the TV coverage at the conference venue (which was aired in the evening news programme on the 15th of Sep) but together with one of the local organisers we were invited to the “Panorama” programme studio to take part in the morning news programme the following day (aired on the 16th of Sep). The interaction with the journalists and the production teams brought to my attention how important is our role in informing and educating about this very dynamically changing field and related technological innovations which have already had such a huge impact on our lives and will play even bigger role in the near future.
So whatever next, I thought. Well, there was another surprise around the corner. Though I have been involved in the KES International for a number of years it has come as a very pleasant surprise and an honour to receive the Outstanding Contribution to KES International award during the conference dinner.
An icing on the cake, you could say. 🙂
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, NERC is pleased to announce its inaugural Impact Awards.
There are four award categories:
- Economic Impact Award
Recognising research that has achieved exceptional economic benefit.
- Societal Impact Award
Recognising research that has achieved exceptional social, cultural, public policy or service, health, environmental or quality of life benefits.
- International Impact Award
Recognising research that has achieved exceptional economic and/or societal impact outside the UK.
- Early Career Impact Award
Recognising an early career researcher who has achieved exceptional economic and/or societal impact within the UK or internationally.
A winner from one of the four categories will be selected to receive the Overall Impact Award, in recognition of the outstanding impact of their research.
The winner of each category will receive £10,000 and the runner-up £5,000, to further the impacts of their research. The Overall Impact Award winner will receive an additional £30,000.
The closing date for applications is 16:00 Wednesday 10 September 2014.
Click here for more information including eligibity and the application process.
Congratulations to BU academics Dr. Lorraine Brown, Prof. John Edwards and Prof. Heather Hartwell. Their recent paper “Eating and emotion: focusing on the lunchtime meal” published in the British Food Journal has been selected by the journal’s Editorial Team as a Highly Commended Paper of 2013.
“Eating and emotion: focusing on the lunchtime meal” was chosen as a Highly Commended Paper winner as it is one of the most impressive pieces of work the British Food Journal has seen throughout 2013.
The three winners will be presented with a certificate by the journal! The authors are all based in the School of Tourism whilst Prof. Hartwell also has appointment in the School of Health & Social Care.
Details of the paper are listed at the following web site: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0007-070X&volume=115&issue=2&articleid=17077382&show=html
Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen
Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health, School of Health & Social Care
Bournemouth University proudly sponsored the Entrepreneur of the Year award for another year. The application and judging process culminated in an awards ceremony and Gala Dinner for 530+ guests at the Lighthouse in Poole on 29th November, hosted by actress and impressionist Debra Stephenson.
The evening had a Bond theme to celebrate the ‘007th’ year that the Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry has organised the awards and the 50th anniversary of the James Bond character.
The Entrepreneur of the Year category attracted one of the highest number of entries. The applicants were diverse and covered a broad and varied range of businesses. The judging panel had the enjoyable, yet extremely challenging, task of narrowing the list down to just three finalists.
The judges were Professor Roger Palmer the Dean of the Business School, Professor Dean Patton the Head of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Mark Painter the Business Development Manager for the Business School. The three deserving finalists were Phil Whitehurst of Active Research, Duncan Cook of 3 Sided Cube and Paul Woods of Astute. Paul Woods was the eventual worthy winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Mark, Roger and Dean were joined at the Gala Dinner by Tim Lee, a non-Executive Director of BU, the three finalists and their guests.
More information regarding the Dorset Business Awards can be found at www.dorsetbusinessawards.co.uk
The British Academy have a number of funding opportunities available at present. To find out more details, please follow the links below:
Mid-career Fellowship – Deadline 2/9/12
Skills Acquisitions Awards– Deadline 31/10/12
Small Research Grants – Deadline 7/11/12
If you are interested in any of the above then the RKE Operations team can help you with your application.
After the success of last year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards AURIL are now seeking nominations for this year’s Awards.
The Awards are issued to members who have made a significant contribution to knowledge transfer. AURIL Council will set up a group to assess the nominations and the Awards will be presented at our Annual Conference in Sheffield.
Nominees are expected to be able to demonstrate several key qualities namely:
- A substantial contribution to the Association itself (either by service on Council , committees, working groups, hosting events, etc).
- A proven track record in knowledge transfer as a practitioner.
- A regional, national, devolved or international contribution to knowledge transfer.
As a reminder last year’s winners were Pat Frain, Adrian Hill and Hugh Thomson.
Please can you pass your nominations directly to Alasdair Cameron with a short (no more than 1 page) supporting statement.
Nominations must be received no later than Friday 10th August 2012 in order to be eligible.
Dr Alasdair Cameron MInstKT
Executive Director, AURIL
50 George Street, Glasgow G1 1QE
Direct Line: 0141 548 4765
Do you want to highlight the excellent work of yourselves and colleagues, gain national recognition, and attend a gala ceremony in London on 29 November 2012? If so, please consider making a submission to the Times Higher Education Awards 2012. This year’s categories are:
- Excellence and Innovation in the Arts
- Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year
- Research Project of the Year
- Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development
- Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative
- Widening Participation Initiative of the Year
- Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community
- The Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award
- Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development
- Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology
- Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers
- Outstanding Support for Students
- Most Innovative Teacher of the Year
- Most Improved Student Experience (nominations not sought – winner to be determined via student poll)
- International Collaboration of the Year
- Business School of the Year (new category)
- Entrepreneurial University of the Year
- University of the Year
Further details are available here: http://www.the-awards.co.uk/the2012/awards. These awards celebrate achievements during the 2011-2012 academic year and are open to all UK higher education institutions. Entries are open until midnight on Friday 15 June 2012. The shortlist will be announced in September and the winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on 29 November 2012.
BU is keen to put forward a good number of high quality submissions. If you are interested in making a submission, please email the Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor, Colette Cherry, at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.