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Student-midwife-run postnatal clinic: FUSION example

FHSS staff and students published their latest article ‘Would a student midwife run postnatal clinic make a valuable addition to midwifery education in the UK? — A systematic review’ now out on line in Nurse Education Today 35 : 480-486.   The paper is written by Wendy Marsh, Dana M. Colbourne, Susan Way & Vanora Hundley.

We are pleased to inform you that the final version of your article with full bibliographic details is now available online.  The publishers are providing the following personal article link, which will provide free access to this article, and is valid for 50 days, until April 17, 2015:  http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1QcG5xHa50bEa

 

Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen

CMMPH

BU’s research website wins an international award

Exciting news – I am delighted to announce that BU’s research website, launched in January 2014, has won ‘Best Research Website’ in the annual international eduStyle Awards. These celebrate the best work in college and university websites and aim to recognise the most innovative and exciting developments in key areas of HE web development.

The BU research website won in both the People’s Choice and the Judged Award categories – a fantastic achievement!

BU was the only UK institution to be short listed in this category this year. The other short listed institutions were Yale University, MIT, Columbia University and Biola University.

See the full list of winners on the eduStyle website.

The BU research website complements our BU Research Blog which won a Heist award in 2012.

To find out more about how you can contribute your research news to the website, contact Rachel Bowen in RKEO.

The REF results are in! BU’s research recognised as world leading

REF logoAfter many years of preparation, numerous mock exercises and thirteen long months of waiting, the REF results are finally published today! And the news for BU is excellent!

62% of BU’s research has been recognised as internationally excellent, with 18% rated as world-leading. This is a significant uplift on our RAE 2008 scores and has been achieved whilst also submitting considerably more staff to REF 2014 (161.8 FTE, an increase of 45.5%). This highlights the growing research volume and quality at BU and is testament to the significant investment that has been put into research over the past decade. The assessment recognised BU as a leading university in both the UK and south west region.

Key achievements for BU overall include:

  • BU was in the top half of all institutions that submitted to the REF (69th out of 154) based on the proportion of research rated of international standard
  • BU was 11th out of the 69 post-1992 universities based on the proportion of world-leading research
  • BU was fourth in the south west based on the proportion of world-leading research, behind Bristol, Bath and Exeter
  • 30% of BU’s research impact was rated world-leading
  • 58% of BU’s research outputs were rated internationally excellent or world-leading
  • 63% of BU’s research environment was rated internationally excellent or world-leading
  • The THE has ranked BU 69th overall, an increase from 75th in 2008, and 69th for impact – http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/ref-2014-results-table-of-excellence/2017590.article

Key achievements for our research areas include:

  • Tourism (UOA 26) was rated as joint-first in the UK (out of 51 institutions) based on its internationally-recognised research
  • Art and design (UOA 34) is in the top quartile in the UK for its world-leading research, and is ranked first in the south west (out of 7 institutions)
  • Communication, Cultural and Media Studies (UOA 36) is in the top third of institutions in the UK (17th out of 67) for its world-leading research, and 7th in the UK for its world-leading impact
  • Psychology’s (UOA 4) outputs scored particularly well with 73% rated as internationally excellent or world-leading, placing BU 27th out of 82 institutions in the UK
  • Research impact was rated highly in General Engineering (UOA 15) which scored 73% internationally excellent, placing it fourth out of 29 post-1992 institutions.
  • BU submitted considerably more staff to Allied Health Professional, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy (UOA 3) than in the last assessment exercise (9.2fte in 2008 and 21.4fte in 2014) and achieved a significant uplift in the proportion of its research that was rated internationally excellent and world-leading (40% to 54%).
  • Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology (UOA 17) is in the top quartile in the UK (joint-17th out of 74 institutions) based on the proportion of research rated of international standing, making it also 1st out of 20 post-1992 universities
  • Business and Management Studies (UOA 19) scored particularly well in terms of impact, resulting in it ranking 9th in the UK (out of 101 institutions) for its world-leading impact

HEFCE, on behalf of the four funding councils, publish the results of the REF today. You can browse the results here: www.ref.ac.uk.

Congratulations to all – this is a milestone achievement 🙂

Research Council success rates published! Exciting news!

RCUK logoThe Research Councils have published their success rates for the period April 2013 to March 2014. The key message is that their demand management measures are working; most Councils have seem a decline in the number of applications submitted and the success rates stabilising, despite a decrease in the amount of funding allocated.

In 2012-13 BU’s success rate with Research Councils was 8%, despite 12 applications being submitted. This year we have submitted the same number of applications (12) and our success rate has increased to 33% – which is excellent news! This is against a sector average of 30%. The successful awards were:

  • AHRC – Cultural and Scientificat Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions (Prof Mark Maltby)
  • AHRC – Music Publishing (Prof Ruth Towse)
  • AHRC – Research Network: Researching Readers Online (Dr Bronwen Thomas)
  • NERC – Dynamics and Thresholds of Ecosystem Services in Wooden Landscapes (Prof Adrian Newton)

BU has had more grants awarded from the Research Councils over the past year, however the stats only show against the lead institution so successful bids where BU is the collaborating institution are not shown against BU in the data.

BU is especially keen to reduce the number of bids submitted to Research Councils whilst significantly increasing the quality of those which are submitted. BU initiatives, such as the internal peer review scheme and the Grants Academy, have been specifically established to support you to design, write and structure competitive, fundable research proposals and to maximise your chances of being awarded funding.

Read more about the demand management measures that the Research Councils have put in place here: Demand Management

AHRC  – Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions (Mark Maltby)
AHRC – Music Publishing (Ruth Towse)
AHRC – Research Network Researching Readers Online (Bronwen Thomas)
NERC – BESS Grant (Adrian Newton)

Congratulations to PhD student Rachel Arnold

HSC postgraduate student Rachel Arnold just had the first paper from her research in Afghanistan accepted by the scientific journal BJOG.  Her paper analyses the culture of a Kabul maternity hospital to understand its impact on the care of perinatal women and their babies.    A heavy workload, too many complicated cases and poor staff organisation lead to a low quality of maternity care. Cultural values, social and family pressures influenced the motivation and priorities of healthcare providers.

The centrality of the family and family obligations in Afghan society has emerged as a major theme. Another theme is the struggle for survival – as health care providers work to support their families, to maintain the power that they have, and to survive within a hospital system where fear rather than compassion appears to drive and motivate.  Rachel presented some of the key issues at the 2013 GLOW conference in Birmingham.   Rachel is supervised by Professors Immy Holloway, Kath Ryan (LaTrobe University, Australia) and Edwin van Teijlingen.

Rachel’s paper Understanding ‘Afghan healthcare providers: a qualitative study of the culture of care in a Kabul maternity hospital’ can be found here.  The paper is Gold Open Access.

 

Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen

Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health

First issue Journal of Asian Midwives

CMMPH would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the newly established Journal of Asian Midwives on publishing its first issue.  Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM) is the first regional online midwifery journal launched by the South Asian Midwifery Alliance (SAMA).   Prof. Rafat Jan based in Pakistan at Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is the lead editor.  JAM aims to give a voice to midwives, nurses-midwives, women’s health clinicians, and reproductive health professionals as well as social scientists.

CMMPH proudly announces that one of our Bournemouth University PhD students, Ms. Sheetal Sharma, is on the new journal’s Associate Board.  Sheetal’s research is on maternity care in Nepal.

The journal is Open Access and free.  JAM does not charge subscription fees so it is free for readers nor does it charge a submission fee so it is also free for authors!  The journal can be found at: http://ecommons.aku.edu/jam/

 

Edwin van Teijlingen & Vanora Hundley

CMMPH

Congratulations and Good Luck

August saw an increased level of activity for bids being submitted and awards being won with congratulations due to Schools/Faculty for winning consultancy and BU 2014 Match Funded Studentships.

Dr Thanh Huynh

For the Business School, congratulations are due to Jens Holscher, Andrew Mullineux and Dean Patton for their application from the ESRC on Access to Finance for SMEs, to Lois Farquharson and Melissa Carr for their short courses on CPD – Developing your personal leadership brand and CPD – Leading people and teams, to Thanh Huynh for his application from the British Council, to grants academy member Dinusha Mendis for her contract with the ESRC and with Tania Humphries-Smith (DEC) their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship, and to grants academy member Venancio Tauringana and Elena Cantarello (Faculty of Science and Technology) for their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship. Good luck to grants academy member Argyro Karanasiou for his contract to the BILETA.

Dr Jane Murphy

For HSC, congratulations are due to grants academy member Jane Murphy for her BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship with British Egg Industry Council, and to Lee-Ann Fenge, Keith Brown, and Gary Barrett for their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship with Hampshire County Council. Good luck to grants academy member Michelle Heward and Fiona Coward for their application to Dorset County Council on fire prevention in the homes of people with dementia, and to Anthea Innes, Peter Thomas and Samual Nyman (Faculty of Science and Technology) for their application to the European Commission.

 For MS, congratulations are due to Kerry Rowland-Hill for her consultancy with THAT Bournemouth Company Ltd, and to Peter Truckel for his consultancy with Business South.

Dr Katherine Appleton

For the Faculty of Science and Technology, congratulations are due to Siamak Noroozi and Philip Sewell for their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship, to Siamak Noroozi and Mihai Dupac for their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship, to Feng Tian for her BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship with Starlight Culture Investment Pte Ltd, to Feng Tian and grants academy member Nan Jiang for their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship with Yalong Vehicle Service Limited, to Katherine Appleton for her BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship, to Ian Swain and Christos Gatzidis for their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship with Odstock Medical, to Raian Ali, Jacqui Taylor, Keith Phalp and Sarah Williams (HSC) for their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship with Streetscene, to Venky Dubey for his BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship, to Zulfiqar Khan and Mihai Dupac for their 2014 Match Funded Studentship with the National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan, to Zulfiqar Khan and Kamran Tabeshfar for their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship, to Jonathan Monteith for his consultancies with Andy Brown, Amtrose Limited, Terence O’Rourke Plc, Bloor Homes Limited and Sembcorp Bournemouth Water Ltd, to David Osselton and grants academy member Sulaf Assi for their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship with Hampshire Cosmetics Ltd, to David Osselton for his BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship with Alere Toxicology, to Robert Britton and grants academy member Demetra Andreou for their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship with Severn Rivers Trust, to Anita Diaz, grants academy member Phillipa Gillingham and Richard Stafford for their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship with the National Trust, and to Richard Stillman and Roger Herbert for their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship with Natural England.
Good luck to Christopher Benjamin for his application to the Sonar Short Course, to Richard Gunstone for his consultancy to Smartway2Limited, to grants academy member Christopher Richardson for his consultancy to Data Harvesting Ltd, to Jan Wiener for his application to the Experimental Psychology Society, to Sarah Bate, Rachel Bennetts and Benjamin Parris for their application to Bial Foundation, to Paola Palma and Richard Stafford for their application to Historic Scotland, and to Genoveva Esteban for consultancy to Dorset Campaign to Protect Rural England.

Dr Jeff Bray

For ST, congratulations go to Jonathan Hibbert for his consultancy with Bournemouth Borough Council, to Andrew Adams for his LSA Conference 2015, to Jeff Bray for his short course with Hall & Woodhouse Ltd and for his BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship with China Sourcing Ltd with Tania Humphries-Smith (Faculty of Science and Technology), and to Dimitrios Buhalis and grants academy member Alessandro Inversini for their BU 2014 Match Funded Studentship with Bournemouth Tourism. Good luck to Adele Ladkin for her application to the EPSRC, to grants academy member Nigel Williams for his application to the Project Management Research Institute, and to Jonathan Hibbert for his consultancy to Weymouth & Portland Borough Council.

BU research is ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Journal of Consumer Culture

An article by researchers in the Emerging Consumer Cultures Group (ECCG), Media School, has been selected as one of the ‘Editor’s Choice Collection’ in the Journal of Consumer Culture – a top ranked journal in Cultural Studies and Sociology.  The article is highlighted as one of eleven ‘most noteworthy manuscripts’ since the journal launched in 2001 and has been selected alongside the work of internationally esteemed scholars including Daniel Miller, Richard Wilk and Alan Warde.

Dr Rebecca (Becky) Jenkins (Corporate and Marketing Communications, Media School) and ex-Bournemouth colleagues Elizabeth Nixon and Mike Molesworth first presented the paper at the 2010 Consumer Culture Theory Conference in Wisconsin, where it was selected to be published in a special edition of the journal.  Several revisions later and the article was published in 2011.

‘“Just normal and homely”: the presence, absence and othering of consumer culture in everyday imagining’ is based on an aspect of Becky’s PhD thesis, which was a larger study of consumption in the everyday imagination.  It focuses on the different ways in which consumption features in positive imagined futures.  By broadening the methodological framing of existing studies, the study seeks to contextualise consumption in the imagination – exploring how and where consumption may be seen in everyday imagining – a departure from previous research which tends to make consumption the starting point.  Focusing on the lived experience of imagining (using phenomenological interviews) the findings reveal that material goods take a back seat to common cultural desires (for instance, successful relationships, happiness and love) with goods often assumed, simply as part of the background.  Although goods may take a back seat, consumer culture is shown to be the only real choice when it comes to constructing social relationships and cultural ideals – that is, whilst one may desire and imagine a happy family life, that life takes place in a certain kind of house, with particular goods and consumer based activities.  So whilst not always focusing on it directly, the imagination may be restricted by our consumer culture such that we cannot imagine outside it.

The full paper – and others in the Editor’s Collection – can be  downloaded here: http://joc.sagepub.com/cgi/collection/editors_choice_collection

Congratulations and Good Luck

Ke Rong

July saw an increased level of activity for bids being submitted and awards being won with congratulations due to Schools/Faculty for winning research and consultancy contracts.

For the Business School, congratulations are due to grants academy member Chris Chapleo for his consultancy with Nigel Reed Smith Ltd, to Ke Rong and grants academy member Xiaosong Yang (MS) for their application from the British Academy, to Juliet Memery and Dawn Birch for their contract with the Crown Estate and to David Marshall for his consultancy with New Forest Biscotti.  Good luck to Maurizio Borghi for his application to the AHRC, and to Thanh Huynh for his contract to the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Luisa Cescutti-Butler

For HSC, congratulations are due to Luisa Cescutti-Butler for her short course with Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.  Good luck to Anthea Innes and Fiona Kelly for their application to the Department of Health, to Clive Andrewes for his short course to Fathom Point Limited, to Lee-Ann Fenge for her consultancy to Help and Care, and to Anthea Innes for her application to Dorset County Council for the BSO/BUDI Orchestra.

Tom Watson

For MS, congratulations are due to Jamie Matthews for his application from the Japan Foundation Endowment Committee, to Liam Tomms for his consultancies with WISH (Women in Social Housing) and Grapevine Telecom Ltd, to Stephanie Farmer for her consultancy with Dorset County Council, to Melanie Gray for her consultancy with Grapevine Telecom Ltd, to Tom Watson for his IHPR Conference 2014, and to grants academy member Rebecca Jenkins for her consultancy with Mind Share. Good luck to Richard Southern for his application to the EPSRC to research deriving motor control laws for bipedal locomotion from experimental data, and to Isabella Rega for her application to the Technology Strategy Board.

Kate Welham

For the Faculty of Science and Technology, congratulations are due to Kate Welham for her short course on the Introduction to Near Eastern Archaeology, to Robert Britton for his application to the European Commission Marie Curie Fellowship, to David Parham for his consultancy with Cornwall County Council, to Kathy Hodder for her consultancy with Fieldwork Ecological Services Ltd, to Paul Cheetham, Iain Hewitt, and Miles Russell for their short course on The Big Dig 2014, to Chris Shiel for her consultancy with the Open University, to Genoveva Esteban for her consultancy with Queen Mary University London in connection with public engagement, to Jonathan Monteith for his consultancies with Dartmoor National Park, the Lester Brunt Partnership LLP, Anesco and Bloor Homes Limited, to John Gale for his short course on Time Walkers, and to Adrian Pinder for his consultancy with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. Good luck to Robert Britton for his CASE studentship to NERC, to grants academy member Luciana Slomp Esteves for her application to the British Conference of Undergraduate Research to host their 2017 conference, to Amanda Korstjens for her application to NERC, to Jan Wiener and Anthea Innes (HSC) for their application to the ESRC to research Dementia-friendly architecture, to Katherine Appleton for her application to the BBSRC, to Sarah Bate for her application to the ESRC to research early detection and remediation of developmental prosopagnosia, and to John McAlaney for his consultancy to the West Lothian College.

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Heather Hartwell

For ST, congratulations go to Heather Hartwell, Adele Ladkin,  Stephen Page and Ann Hemingway (HSC) for their application to the ESRC to research promotion of wellbeing as a destination resource, to Adam Blake, Steven Richards and grants academy member Neelu Seetaram for their consultancy with Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP, to Jonathan Hibbert for several consultancies with Reading Borough Council, Glasgow Caledonian University, Dorset County Council (two consultancies), Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS) and The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC), and to grants academy member Alessandro Inversini for his consultancy with Mind Share.

Congratulation and Good Luck

Dr Melanie Klinkner

Melanie Klinkner

June saw a level of activity for bids being submitted and awards being won with congratulations due to Schools/Faculty for winning research and consultancy contracts.

For the Business School, good luck to Melanie Klinkner and Howard Davis for their application to the Leverhulme Trust, to Dermot McCarthy, Phyllis Alexander and Fabian Homberg for their application to ICAEW, to Chris Chapleo for his consultancy to Nigel Reed Smith Ltd, and to Gelareh Roushan, Dawn Birch, Elvira Borat, Caroline Burr and Ana Adi (MS) for their short course on digital marketing to the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation.

For HSC, congratulations are due to Clive Andrewes for his short course with Health Education England Wessex LETB, and to Jagoda Banovic for her short course with the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.  Good luck to Vanora Hundley, Helen Allen, Zoe Sheppard and Peter Thomas for their feasibility study to the National Institute for Health Research to research aromatherapy to reduce intervention in early labour, to Clare Taylor for her application to the Health Foundation, and to Jonathan Parker for his application to the Nuffield Foundation.

Anna Feigenbaum

For MS, congratulations to grants academy member Anna Feigenbaum for her application to the Wellcome Trust, to Cliff Van Wyk for his consultancy with South Lychett Manor, and to Liam Toms for his two consultancies with Lyme Bay Brewing Ltd and Grads for Growth.  Good luck to Isabella Riga for her application to the British Council, and to Stephanie Farmer for her consultancy to Dorset County Council.

For the Faculty of Science and Technology, congratulations are due to Genoveva Esteban for her match funded studentship with the Scottish Association for Marine Science and also for her consultancy with the Valentine Trust, to Martin Smith for his consultancy with Michigan State University, to Abdelhamid Bouchachia for his ICAIS conference to be held in September, to Jonathan Monteith for his consultancy with Anesco, to Venky Dubey and Neil Vaughan for their consultancy with the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and to Anita Diazfor her consultancy with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to carry out heath and saltmarsh surveys on Arne peninsular.  Good luck to Neil Vaughan for his application to the MRC, to Luciana Slomp-Esteves for her application to the British Council to research managing coastlines for sustainable development under future climate change, to Richard Stafford and Luciana Slomp-Esteves for their application to the British Council, to Samual Nyman for his application to the Health Foundation, and to Lai Xu and Paul de Vriezefor their application to the Royal Society to research supporting SMEs business process modelling from the perspective of the end user. 

For ST, congratulations go to Richard Gordon for his consultancy with the British High Commission, to Jonathan Hibbert for his consultancy with the National Trust, and to Heather Hartwell for her ESRC award to research whether you are a supertaster as part of her VeggieEAT programme.  Good luck to Jonathan Hibbert for his consultancy to Natural England, and to Lorraine Brown for her application to the British Council.

Congratulations and Good Luck

May saw an increase in the level of activity for bids being submitted and awards being won with congratulations due to Schools/Faculty for winning research and consultancy contracts.

For the Business School, congratulations to Hossein Hassani for his successful British Academy project to research advance econometrics technique for analysing and forecasting sea level rise, and for his consultancy with Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Good luck to Donald Nordberg for his application to ESRC; to Maurizio Borghi for his short course with DEK International; to Dinusha Mendes for her contract to ESRC; and to Mehdi Chowdhury for his application to the International Growth Centre.

Sue Eccles

For HSC, congratulations are due to Clive Andrewes and Sarah Gallimore for their short course with the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to Zoe Sheppard, Peter Thomas and Helen Allen for their awardwith the National Institute for Health Research, to grants academy member Jane Murphy and Joanne Holmes for their short course on nutrition, to Vanora Hundley for her match-funded studentship with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, to grants academy member Carol Clark for her match-funded studentship with Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, to Edwin van Teijlingen for his match-funded studentship with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, to Carol Wilkins for her match-funded studentship with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, and to Keith Brown for his short course with the British Forces Social Work Service.

For MS, congratulations to Stephanie Farmer for her consultancy with Breda University of Applied Science, and to grants academy member Sue Eccles for her project with the Higher Education Academy.  Good luck to Kerry Rowland-Hill for her consultancy to THAT Bournemouth Company Ltd, to Liam Toms for his consultancy to Lyme Bay Brewing Ltd, to Julian McDougall for his application to ESRC, to Iain MacRury for his application to ESRC, and to Jian Chang and Jian Zhang for their application to EPSRC.

Mark Brisbane

For the Faculty of Science and Technology, congratulations are due to Jonathan Monteith for his four consultancies with Anesco, ESJA Properties Ltd, Bloor Homes Ltd and North Mead Farm Ltd, to Iain Hewitt for his consultancy with the Association of Roman Archaeology, to Mark Brisbane for his project with the Leverhulme Trust researching the archaeology of Novgorod, to Adrian Pinder for his two consultancies with Aquatonics Ltd and Wessex Water, to Genoveva Esteban for her two short courses with the Society of Biology and the Alice Ellen Cooper-Dean Charitable Foundation, to grants academy member Nan Jiang for his consultancy with Grads for Growth, and to Ross Hill for his consultancy with Environmental Systems Ltd.  Good luck to Rob Britton for his application to Fondazione Cariplo, to Neil Vaughan for his application to the Wellcome Trust, to Hongnian Yu for his application to the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, to Adrian Pinder and Emilie Hardouin for their consultancy to Natural Resources Wales, and to Kathy Hodder for her consultancy to Fieldwork Ecological Services Ltd.                                                                                                                                     

For ST, congratulations go to Jonathan Hibbert for his consultancy with Bournemouth Borough Council, and to Richard Gordon for his consultancy with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  Good luck to Stephen Page and Adam Blake for their contract to the European Commission, and to Heather Hartwell for her application to ESRC.

Congratulations and Good Luck

April saw an increase in the level of activity for bids being submitted and awards being won with congratulations due to Schools/Faculty for winning research and consultancy contracts.

A large number of applications were submitted to the British Academy’s small grants scheme.  Good luck to the applicants Ke Rong (BS) and Xiaosong Yang (MS), to Venancio Tauringana (BS), to Medhi Chowdhury, Jens Holscher and Dragana Radicic (all BS), to Hossein Hassani (BS), to Juliet Memery and Dawn Birch (both BS), to Carol Bond (HSC), to Hywel Dix (MS), to Lorraine Brown (ST), and to Sukanya Ayatakshi (ST) and Julie Robson (BS).  These cover a variety of research topics, which include, but are not exclusive to, 3D printing; user generated online health information; therapeutic potential of visiting memorials; the effects of Eastern European migration on local businesses in the UK; and women social entrepreneurs.

For the Business School, in addition to the eight BS applicants listed above who have applied to the British Academy, good luck to Maurizio Borghi for his application to the Heritage Plus Joint Call (part of the Joint Partner Initiative on Cultural Heritage).

For HSC, congratulations are due to Clive Andrewes for his short course with the Strategic Health Authority.  Good luck to Anthea Innes, Fiona Kelly (both HSC), Damien Fay, Samuel Nyman, Jan Wiener (all SciTech), Donald Nordberg (BS) and Stephen Page (ST) for their application to the Alzheimer’s Society for a Doctoral Training Centre.

For MS, congratulations to Stephanie Farmer for her two consultancies with the Borough of Poole and with Breda University of Applied Science, to Liam Toms for his consultancy with McKenna Townsend PR, to grants academy member Janice Denegri Knott for her consultancy with SoGood Health, to Dan Jackson for his consultancy with Blue Rubicon Ltd, and to Iain MacRury for his two consultancies with Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership.  Good luck to Georgiana Grigore and Rebecca Jenkins for their application to RCUK, and to Jamie Matthews for his application to the Japan Foundation Endowment Committee. A number of academics have submitted applications to the European Commission and so good luck to Julian McDougall for his application on ‘games for knowledgeable youth’, to Alexander Pasko, to Lihua You and Jian Zhang for their joint application, and to Peter Comninos for his application on creative emergent neurogaming.

For the Faculty of Science and Technology, congratulations are due to Jonathan Monteith for his two consultancies with Anesco and ESJA Properties Ltd, to Christine Keenan for her contract with the Higher Education Academy, and to Genoveva Esteban for her consultancy with Dorset Campaign to Protect Rural England.  Good luck to Amanda Korstjens for her application to the European Commission, to Raian Ali, Keith Phalp, Jacqui Taylor and Sarah Williams for their application to RCUK on ‘addiction-aware computing’, to Genoveva Esteban for her short course to the Society of Biology, and to Christos Gatzidis for his application to the European Commission Erasmus+.

For ST, congratulations to Janet Dickinson for her successful AHRC project.  Good luck to Jeff Bray and Sine McDougall (SciTech) for their consultancy to Which?, to Heather Hartwell for her application to COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology and for her application to the European Commission, and to Dimitrios Buhalis and Alessandro Inversini for their application to the European Commission on ‘contextual game-based learning for tourism.

Congratulations and Good Luck

March saw an increase in the level of activity for bids being submitted and awards being won with congratulations due to Schools/Faculty for winning research and consultancy contracts.

For the Business School, congratulations to Dean Patton for his short course with the Guernsey Training Agency, and to Huiping Xian, grants academy member Fabian Homberg and Davide Secchi for their short course with Hubei Star Around Universe Culture Exchange Company.  Good luck to Ke Rong with his ESRC application, and to Milena Bobeva and Richard Berger (Media School) for their contract to the Higher Education Academy.

For HSC, congratulations are due to Caroline Ellis for her short course on appreciative inquiry masterclass, to Peter Thomas for his consultancy with Poole Hospital NHS Trust, and to Bernie Edwards for two short courses both with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.  Good luck to Ann Hemingway for her application to Alcohol Research UK to carry out a case study on alcohol harm and licensing density, to Clive Andrewes and Sarah Gallimore for their short course with Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to Anthea Innes and Damien Fay (SciTech) for their application to the EPSRC, and to Keith Brown for his contract to Hampshire County Council.

For MS, congratulations to Iain MacRury for his consultancy with Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership.  Good luck to Lihua You for his application to the British Academy, to Julian McDougall for his application to UK Literacy Association, to grants academy member Anna Feigenbaum for her contract to NESTA and her application to Antipode Foundation, to grants academy members Jenny Alexander, Caroline Hodges, Dan Jackson and Richard Scullion for their application to AHRC, to Chindu Sreedharan, Ana Adi and Richard Berger for their application to the ESRC on initiating and supporting collaborative learning through community writing for children and teachers in Indian and Nepalese schools.

For the Faculty of Science and Technology, congratulations are due to Paola Palma for three short courses, to Gary Underwood for his consultancy with North Sea Systems, to Siamak Noroozi and Philip Sewell for their short course with EADS, and to Jonathan Monteith for his consultancy with Terence O’Rourke Plc.  Good luck to Feng Tian for his application to the Royal Society, to Lai Xu and Paul de Vrieze for their application to the Royal Society, to grants academy member Emilie Hardouin for her contract to the EC Erasmus Mundus, to Sine McDougall and Kevin Thomas for their application to the British Medical Association to research the impact of patient complications and errors on surgeons, to Hongnian Yu (leading on two) and Shuang Cang (Tourism – leading on one) for their three applications to the EC Erasmus Mundus, to Rob Britton for his application to Interreg, and to Nan Jiang for his consultancy to Grads for Growth.

For ST, congratulations to Jonathan Hibbert for his two consultancies with Bournemouth Borough Council and NHS Dorset, and to Keith Hayman for his consultancy with Corinthian Hotels.  Good luck to Miguel Moital for his EC Erasmus Mundus application.