Last week colleagues from BU’s Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) and Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) won appointments to the newly approved Higher Education Academy (HEA) Associates programme. CEMP’s Director Julian McDougall, Head of CEMP’s Postgraduate Research Richard Berger, and CEMP Fellow Anna Feigenbaum from the Media School’s CMC will join the re-developed Academic Associates community. As Associates they will take part in research projects, event programming and developing the HEA’s UK and International consultancy. The HEA is the UK’s main provider of resources, events and workshops relating to learning and teaching in higher education, servicing 28 different disciplines. In addition to running its professional recognition Fellowship programme–that many BU staff are a part of–the Higher Education Academy also offers a robust funding scheme for education research and practice. Through their Academic Associate roles, Julian, Richard and Anna look forward to strengthening CEL and BU’s relationship with the HEA. Continuing CEMP’s track record of internationally recognised higher education research, this role will enhance the centre’s engagement in media education research consultancy, shaping innovative teaching practice and influencing HE policy.
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What is the Consultancy Service?
BUCRU has developed a consultancy service aimed at organisations that have an interest in health and wellbeing. Members of the team have many years experience of providing consultation services to the NHS, public bodies, charities and businesses. In addition to research projects we can also advise on audit projects, clinical evaluations, service evaluations and other areas where the collection and analysis of good quality data is important.
How can it help?
The service is flexible and tailored to the client’s requirements. Typically an initial meeting will involve finding out about the client’s needs and discussing the ways in which we can help. Our involvement could range from a single meeting to discuss a particular issue, through to conducting a project on behalf of the client.
Some examples are:
¨ Advising on or conducting clinical trials, surveys, epidemiological studies, pilot and feasibility studies
¨ Study design
¨ Advice on sample size
¨ Questionnaire design and validation
¨ Outcome measures
¨ Data collection and management
¨ Statistical analysis and interpretation
¨ Qualitative and mixed methods approaches
¨ Design and evaluation of complex interventions such as found in medicine, psychology, nursing, physiotherapy and so on.
¨ Managing and running studies
¨ Advice on ethics and governance approval processes.
¨ Involving patients and the public in research
How do I find out more?
For further information about, and access to, our consultancy service please contact:
Louise Ward (administrator):
Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit
R505 Royal London House
Bournemouth BH1 3LT
Tel: 01202 961939