The Health Research Authority are inviting people to #StepForward and become a Research Ethics Committee (REC) member.
REC members meet virtually to review exciting new research studies for some of the biggest challenges in health and social care, including cancer, dementia and COVID-19.
It’s important that committees have insight from different perspectives so that we can all trust their decisions. The HRA are particularly looking for people with no healthcare or research experience.
You’ll be provided with regular training and support and it’s a great opportunity to work with people from a range of backgrounds and learn new skills.
You can find out more here. Alternatively, if you have any questions about being on a REC, please get in touch with Suzy Wignall, Clinical Governance Advisor, and Alternate Vice Chair of the West Midlands – Black Country Research Ethics Committee.
If you’re interested in sharing your work and research with the media, join us for a practical workshop – Impress the Press: How to talk to journalists.
This in-person workshop will take place on Talbot Campus from 2-4pm on Wednesday 8th February.
We’ll cover what makes a good news story and how to talk about your work, as well as tips and techniques for speaking with broadcast media (TV and radio) – followed by the chance to put it all into practice through some mock interviews.
Engaging with the media can be a great way to raise your profile and share your research with a broad range of audiences, which can increase the reach and potential impact of your work.
By the end of the session, you’ll feel confident in undertaking media interviews and talking to journalists about what you do.
This workshop is taking place as part of the Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Framework (RKEDF) and will be facilitated by Stephen Bates (Senior Press Officer, M&C) and Emma Matthews (Research Communications Adviser, RDS)
For queries regarding the content of this session, please contact Emma Matthews: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any other queries, please contact Organisational Development
Bournemouth University Professional development courses for tourism & hospitality 18 March – 22 March 2019
Department of Tourism and Hospitality Bournemouth University
Professional development courses for tourism & hospitality professionals
Our series of half-day courses will be delivered through interactive workshops and networking with leading academics and students. They will support managers, supervisors and their teams in their operational and strategic thinking. Our half-day courses will focus on the following areas:
- The power of technology Professor Dimitrios Buhalis
- Digital marketing and social media Dr Elvira Bolat
- Managing tourism destinations, economic impacts and development Professor Adam Blake
- Heritage interpretation at visitor attractions Dr Duncan Light
- The greener conference Dr Julie Whitfield
- Managing self and others Dr Lia Marinakou
- Looking after your workforce Professor Adele Ladkin
- Managing a multicultural workforce Dr Charalampos (Babis) Giousmpasoglou
- Upcoming Asian and Chinese Markets – Attracting new customers Dr Philipp Wassler and Dr Daisy Fan
- Managing hospitality food waste Dr Viachaslau Filimonau
View the full schedule of short courses and click below for more detail about each course.
Please feel free to forward this email to interested parties.
Our Professional development courses for tourism & hospitality professionals are primarily for our partners and help us to develop the competitiveness of the tourism and hospitality industries of the future. Join us to learn how you can develop your potential and competitiveness through managing your staff, developing your product and service, understanding your customers and using digital marketing. You will also have access to our resources and networks to develop your competitiveness. The courses are delivered through interactive workshops and networking with leading academics and students and will support managers to develop contemporary knowledge of critical business aspects that influence their profitability and performance. We pride ourselves on the cutting edge knowledge and professional excellence we cultivate. The combination of staff expertise and enthusiasm, knowledge excellence and co-creation with industry, generate innovation and best professional practice. We have developed a suite of professional development courses for the tourism and hospitality industry to support managers in their operational and strategic thinking. They will bring you the tools and techniques to help grow your business.
ABOUT BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
The Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Faculty of Management, Bournemouth University is a top university in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality, ranked 8th in the world for hospitality and leisure management according to the QS University Rankings 2018 and 12th in the world for hospitality and tourism management according to the Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2018 and 3rd in the UK for hospitality, event management and tourism in the Guardian League Table 2019. We are recognised globally as a leading contributor to knowledge creation and dissemination in tourism and hospitality. A team of 29 academic staff and over 1,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students make us one of the biggest and most prolific departments in the world. The combination of staff expertise and enthusiasm, knowledge excellence and cocreation with industry, generate innovation and best professional practice. Our approach is about creating value with everyone we work with, locally and globally, and to share the benefits with society.
Look forward to welcome you to our Professional Development courses.
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis
Head of Department Tourism and Hospitality
Save the date for REKO’s forthcoming Interdisciplinary Research Sector Day!
It will take place on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in the Executive Business Centre.
There will be speakers from BU and other organisations plus plenty of opportunity to network with academic and professional research administration colleagues from other universities. Already confirmed are speakers from HEFCE, Sussex and BU.
The event will be advertised to colleagues in other institutions so, if you would like to help promote this event to people in your professional network, keep an eye on this blog for further information in the coming weeks.
If you or someone in your network would like to contribute on the day, please contact Emily Cieciura in REKO to discuss this further.
The MS Society is looking for members to join their Grant Review Panels. For the Grant Review Panel for Care and Services Research they are also recruiting a new Chair.
The closing date for expressions of interest is 12 noon on Thursday 11 December. Please email email@example.com with your CV and a brief cover letter outlining your experience and how that will positively contribute to the work of the grant review panels.
Areas of Expertise Required
Members of the Panels would normally serve for a period of three years. They are looking for people from a variety of backgrounds, covering research, health and social care expertise.
If you possess the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and motivation to help ensure the MS Society funds high quality, relevant research then contact them ASAP. This is also a great development opportunity for you, as knowing how a review panel works can inform how you write and present bids.
For the GRP1 panel, they are encouraging applications from those with an expertise in the following areas:
– Stem Cells
– Animal Models
For the GRP2 panel, they are encouraging applications from those with an expertise in the following areas:
– Health economics
About the grant review panels
MS research work is driven by a strategy agreed with the Board of Trustees and which reflects the perspectives of the whole MS community – people affected by MS, clinicians, research scientists and others.
To help guide their research work they work with the advice and support of a Research Strategy Committee (RSC) and two Grant Review Panels (GRP). The RSC looks at the strategic picture, providing advice on broad areas of research, setting priorities and scrutinizing the larger, ongoing research programmes. The RSC does not decide which specific projects we should or should not fund. That more detailed work is carried out by our Grant Review Panels, one for Biomedical Research (GRP1) and one for Care and Services Research (GRP2).
Dr Philip Long, Associate Dean, from the School of Tourism has submitted a paper to eBU.
The abstract is as follows:
|This paper suggests that there may be insufficient recognition of critical ideas, professional and cultural practices associated with the ‘creative industries’ among tourism destination management researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in England. The paper considers the relationships between academic and practitioner knowledge and practice that potentially connect tourism destination management with creativity and the arts. The paper argues that more research is needed on the contrasting backgrounds, education and occupational discourses of tourism and arts / creative practitioners and how these may be addressed in the curriculum at postgraduate and continuing professional development (CPD) levels. The article suggests that there is a need for destination managers to explore contrasting agendas, knowledge needs and interests, and occupational discourses among creative industry practitioners and likewise for creative industry practitioners concerning tourism and destination management.
This paper can be viewed, reviewed and commented on by following this link – http://ebu/index.php/ebu/article/view/11 – alternatively when on campus just type in ‘ebu’ into your web browser address bar.
Calling all Early Career Researchers,
We invite you to: An Introduction to the BRAD Framework and Development Sessions– Wednesday the 18th of September 2-3.30pm (location to be confirmed).
The University has created Bournemouth Researcher/Academic Development-BRAD. BRAD is a tailor designed research development framework with supporting development sessions, for BU’s Early Career Researchers (ECR’s). The aims and objectives of BRAD are aligned to the Universities Strategic Plan 2012-2018, our Visions & Values-BU 2018, and Vitae’s researcher development framework. BU is providing professional and personal development sessions and online courses throughout the next academic year 2013-2014, which are all free to attend. The development sessions will cover a range of topics, from SPSS, NVivo, personal effectiveness, research management and publishing in journals and books.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance to the Introduction to BRAD Session, and to identify yourself as an Early Career Researcher, by the end of this week.
A study part-funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and tested the professional development framework developed by the UK’s Vitae in different European settings has released some very interesting findings. The study into the feasibility of implementing a professional development framework for researchers across Europe has found that there is demand for such a framework, although nations vary in their readiness to participate in it. Now that this recognition has been gained, expect a framework to follow!