Research Development and Support (RDS) run induction sessions for all new starters and those who want a refresher in research. We recently revamped these so that we could have more interactive conversation on the induction day. In order to do this, we created a series of videos, which were sent to attendees three weeks’ beforehand.
We’re now making these videos available to all BU staff who want to get started with research at BU or want a refresher.
The videos can be found on Brightspace. The link should take you to the section ‘RDS Academic and Researcher Induction’ (if it doesn’t, you just need to scroll down to this section). There are nine videos in total (most are quite short and the longest one (five) runs to ~20 minutes). The video topics are:
- Overview of research at BU and Research Development and Support (RDS)
- Overview of the Funding Development Team
- Overview of the Project Delivery Team
- Overview of the Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team
- Applying for Research Funding at BU
- Managing your awarded grants
- Research Outputs
- Research Ethics
- Research Impact
If you can’t access the Brightspace link, please contact us at ResearchDev@bournemouth.ac.uk.
As a reminder, you can find a whole host of supporting information on research at BU on the research blog under ‘research toolkit‘ and ‘research lifecycle‘.
Yesterday Dr. Shanti Shanker (Lecturer in Psychology), BU Visiting Faculty Jillian Ireland and I produced a short three-minute video for health care workers in Nepal on the topic of living with uncertainty and the COVID-19 virus. Hopefully this will be the first in a series from our Bournemouth University team. The video is based on work funded by GCRF in the United Kingdom and supported by two NGOs (non-Governmental Organisations): (a) Sheetal Astitva and (b) Green Taral Nepal as well as Symbiosis International (Deemed University).
This video can be accessed here!
Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen
Congratulations to Dr. Alison Taylor in the Centre for Midwifery,Maternal & Perinatal Health (CMMPH) whose third PhD paper has just been accepted by the International Breastfeeding Journal. Alison’s paper ‘Commercialisation and commodification of breastfeeding: video diaries by first-time mothers’ reminds us that many of aspects of our lives are increasingly commercialised in post-modern society. Although breastfeeding is perhaps a late comer to this process in recent years, it too has seen significant commercialisation facilitated by social media and our obsession with celebrity culture.
This paper explores how the commercialisation and commodification of breastfeeding impacts mothers’ experiences of breastfeeding. The paper highlights that women preparing for breastfeeding are exposed to increasing commercialisation. When things do not go to plan, women are even more exposed to commercial solutions. The impact of online marketing strategies fuelled their need for paraphernalia so that their dependence on such items became important aspects of their parenting and breastfeeding experiences. Dr. Taylor and her co-authors offer new insights into how advertising influenced mothers’ need for specialist equipment and services. Observing mothers in their video diaries, provided valuable insights into their parenting styles and how this affected their breastfeeding experience.
The International Breastfeeding Journal is an Open Access journal owned by Springer.
- Taylor, A.M., van Teijlingen, E., Alexander, J., Ryan, K. (2020) Commercialisation and commodification of breastfeeding: video diaries by first-time mothers, International Breastfeeding Journal (accepted).
- Taylor A, van Teijlingen, E.,Ryan K, Alexander J (2019) ‘Scrutinised, judged & sabotaged’: A qualitative video diary study of first-time breastfeeding mothers, Midwifery 75: 16-23.
- Taylor, A.M., van Teijlingen, E., Alexander, J., Ryan, K. (2019) The therapeutic role of video diaries: A qualitative study involving breastfeeding mothers, Women & Birth 32(3):276-83. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871519218300064
Research impact and public engagement should be core parts of every skilled PhD, academic and researcher’s portfolio. To help you develop your portfolio, jobs.ac.uk is holding a FREE 60-minute live video event via a Google+ Hangout on Air called ‘Research Impact & Public Engagement for Career Success.’
The 60 minute live video event takes place on Wednesday 22nd July at 1pm and lasts 60 minutes. You can find the video online at the jobs.ac.uk’s G+ Events Page.
Attending this will enable you to learn:
- How to develop an impactful research profile, learning from successful examples
- How to prepare for REF 2020 and what counts
- How to measure the impact of research using Altmetrics and Open Access
- How to identify and actively engage relevant stakeholders at appropriate stages
- What key questions you may get asked about impact and engagement at job interviews
- How impact and engagement can enrich your career prospects
What is a Google+ Hangout?
Google+ Hangouts on Air are live online video events of Q&A sessions with a group of expert panellists. As the video is streaming live online you will be able to watch and gain real insights, top tips and also have an opportunity to ask questions.
If you would like to register your place on #JOBSQ lived video hangout, please click here or alternatively click here to find out more information.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be posting a series of YouTube videos to the blog which illustrate examples of the excellent research being undertaken at BU within each of the 8 BU Research Themes.
The first video went live today in the Recreation and Leisure section of the blog, and features Prof Alan Fyall (School of Tourism) discussing the research he has undertaken with the Malaysian Tourism Board to develop a sports tourism policy.
The videos were produced internally by the Marketing & Communications team and provide excellent, colourful and lively examples of BU research brought to life. They are intended to give an insight into the research going on within the Themes.
We’d love to receive your feedback on the videos! Just add a comment to this post 😀
To see other BU videos on YouTube go to the BU YouTube page.