Carol Bond

Dr Carol Bond

  • Principal Academic
  • Royal London House R107, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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My professional roots a nurse have led to my interests in patient 2.0, health 2.0 and participatory healthcare, especially the role the Internet in supporting people living with long term conditions, along with the professional practice and education required to support this approach to healthcare.

I am currently a Principle Academic Digital Health in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.

As well as being a registered nurse I am a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, where I am the immediate past chair of the Nursing specialist group, . I have also recently been elected UK representative on the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Nursing Informatics group, and am also a member of the IMIA Social Media working group. I am editor (ehealth, mHealth and Telehealth) for the Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics.


As well as researching how the Internet can help people living with a long term condition develop and support their self-management strategies I am interested in the developing the methodology (and associated research ethics) underpinning the use of online resources in health research.

Recent research projects include:

  • Evaluation of a Telehealth programme (mixed methods study)
  • Exploration of what people living with diabetes want from the doctor-patient relationship (using content analysis of posts on discussion boards)
  • The views of health discussion boards on the use of discussion board posts as research data (qualitative study using email interviews)
  • The experiences of older people who live with a long-term condition (qualitative study)

  • I am also currently supervising several doctoral students researching various aspects of living with a long term condition.


Journal Articles


  • Bond, C.S., Merolli, M. and Ahmed, O.H., 2016. Patient Empowerment Through Social Media. Participatory Health through Social Media. 10-26.
  • Denecke, K., Bamidis, P., Bond, C., Gabarron, E., Househ, M., Lau, A., Mayer, M., Merolli, M. and Hansen, M., 2015. Ethical Issues of Social Media Usage in Healthcare. In: Jaulent, M.-C., Lehmann, C. and Séroussi, B., eds. IMIA Yearbook 2015. Schattauer Publishers, 137-147.
  • Bond, C.S., Lewis, R. and Joy, R., 2009. Nursing Informatics: is IT for All Nurses? In: Saranto, K., Flatley, P., Park, H.-A., Tallberg, M. and Ensio, A., eds. Connecting Health and Humans: Proceedings of NI2009, The 10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics. Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press.
  • Graham, A. and Bond, C.S., 2008. The role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Lecturer Practitioner and Practice Educator in the Education of Clinical Staff. In: Callara, L.R., ed. Nursing Education Challenges in the 21st Century. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 49-113.
  • Bond, C.S., 2007. Nurses and computers. An international perspective on nurses' requirements. In: Kuhn, K.A., Warren, J.R. and Leong, T.-Y., eds. Medinfo 2007. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 228-232.
  • Bond, C.S., 2006. Nurses on the Net. In: Park, H.-A., Murray, P. and Delaney, C., eds. Consumer-Centered Computer-Supported Care for Healthy People: Proceedings of NI2006. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press.


  • Bond, C., sheppard, Z. and Tee, S.R., 2017. How does leadership competence contribute to organizational performance? A review of the literature. In: Seventh FMIC Annual International Scientific Conference “Healthy Lives and Well-being for All” 5 August 2017 Afghanistan.
  • Bond, C. and Davey, J., 2016. Researchers, Patients and Open Access Publishing. In: Sigma Theta Tau International. 27th International Nursing Research Congress. 21-25 July 2016 Cape Town.
  • Bond, C. and Ahmed, O., 2015. "Where does my health information come from?": Information sharing in peer-to-peer health communities. In: Medicine X 25-27 September 2015 Stanford University, CA..
  • Bond, C.S., 2014. Telehealth as a tool for independent self-management by people living with long term conditions. In: Global Telehealth 10-11 November 2014 Durban. IOS Press, 1-6.
  • Roddis, J., Bond, C., Holloway, I. and Galvin, K., 2014. Living with a long-term condition: whose intended outcomes? In: 8th ICN/APNN Conference 2014 18-20 August 2014 Helsinki, Finland.
  • Booth, R., Ahmed, O.H., Bond, C.S. and Paton, C., 2013. Ethical Issues in Socially Generated Online Information: A Multi-Professional Panel Discussion. In: Medicine 2.0. The 6th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health 23-24 September 2013 London.
  • Bond, C.S., 2013. New media, New opportunities. In: Health Informatics Scotland 2013 18-19 September 2013 Edinburgh.
  • Bond, C.S. and Ahmed, O.H., 2013. Using Health Discussion Board Posts as Research Data; How Contributors View the Ethical Considerations. In: Medicine 2.0 15-16 September 2012 Boston MA..
  • Fernandez Luque, L., Lau, A., Bond, C.S., Denecke, K. and Martin-Sanchez, F., 2013. New Trends in Health Social Media: Hype or Evidence-based Medicine. In: MedInfo 2013; The 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. 20-23 August 2013 Copenhagen. IOS Press.
  • Bond, C., 2013. A patient by any other name. In: Putting people at the heart of nursing care: leading the way. 21 June 2013 Bournemouth, England..
  • Bond, C.S., 2013. Making the 'patient' real; Evidence based service user involvement in simulation scenarios. In: Putting people at the heart of nursing care: leading the way. 21 June 2013 Bournemouth, England..
  • Hewitt-Taylor, J. and Bond, C.S., 2013. Doctor, nurse or apomediary? What role should healthcare professionals play in assisting patients with long term conditions to access, and make sense of, information from the internet. 139-143.
  • Gashoot, M., 2013. Well-being 2013. In: Well-being 2013 Conference(Speaker) at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham City University 2013 The UK-England, Birmingham City University.
  • Bond, C., 2012. Enabling clinicians and carers to be more compassionate through paperless working. In: ASSIST annual conference 2013 15 November 2013 London.
  • Bond, C., Mullard, T. and Gasgoigne, S., 2011. Embedding Mosby Nursing Skills and Nursing Consult packages in pre-registration education. In: Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2011 "Innovations in Nurse Education in Practice, Thinking Aloud, Thinking Ahead" 23-25 November 2011 Hamilton. NZ..
  • Bond, C. and Mullard, T., 2011. Working with Online Resources, Student Nurses' Skills and Attitudes. In: Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2011 "Innovations in Nurse Education in Practice, Thinking Aloud, Thinking Ahead" 23-25 November 2011 Hamilton. NZ..
  • Bond, C.S. and Hewitt-Taylor, J., 2011. Online Discussion Boards as Research Data; Exploring the Ethical Issues. In: Medicine 2.0 18-19 September 2011 Palo Alto, California.
  • Procter, P., Bond, C.S., Sampson, H. and Povey, E., 2011. To exploit the informatics potential we must prepare health and social care practitioners as meaningful informatics users. In: Health Informatics Congress (HC2011) 5-7 April 2011 Birmingham, England.
  • Nyman, S.R. and Bond, C.S., 2010. Web Based Approaches to Falls Prevention (invited workshop presentation). In: 11th International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability 20 September 2010 Oxford, England.
  • Bond, C.S., Lewis, R. and Joy, R., 2009. Nursing Informatics: is IT for all nurses? In: Nursing Informatics - Connecting Health and Humans 28 June 2009 Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki, Finland: Nursing Informatics.
  • Bond, C.S., Procter, P., Hayward, R., Povey, E. and Randell, R., 2009. Nursing and Allied Health Care Slice Through the NPfIT Barrier'. In: HC2009 28-30 April 2009 Harrogate, UK.
  • Bond, C.S., 2008. The Photograph as performative social science. In: 7th International Qualitative Research Conference 8-10 September 2008 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Mayoh, J. and Bond, C.S., 2008. Mixed feelings. In: 7th International Qualitative Research Conference 8-10 September 2008 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Bond, C.S., 2008. Stop the World Wide Web, I want to get off. In: Medicine 2.0 Congress 4-5 September 2008 Toronto.
  • Bond, C.S., 2007. Nurses and computers. an international perspective on nurses' requirements. 228-232.
  • Bond, C.S., 2006. Nursing in the information age. In: HINZ - Health Informatics New Zealand 5 May 2006 Auckland, NZ.
  • Bond, C.S., Fevyer, D., Hutchins, J., Pitt, C. and Priddey, D., 2006. After induction, what? Exploring Fluency in Information and Technology (eFIT) at Bournemouth University. In: LILAC 2006: conference of the CSG Information Literacy Group 27-29 March 2006 Leeds, UK.
  • Bond, C.S., Fevyer, D. and Pitt, C., 2004. Student reactions to online tools for learning to use the Internet as a study tool: outside the comfort zone? In: Atkinson, R., McBeath, C., Jonas Dwyer, D. and Phillips, R., eds. Beyond the Comfort Zone: the 21st ASCILITE Conference 5-8 December 2004 Perth, Western Australia. Perth, Western Australia: ASCILITE, 134-140.
  • Bond, C.S., 2004. Researching online: virtually the same? In: 5th Qualitative Research Conference in Health and Social Care 2004 Bournemouth, UK. Bournemouth, UK: Bournemouth University.
  • Bond, C.S., 2003. Nursing informatics for all. In: NI 2003: 8th Nursing Informatics Congress June 2003 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Bond, C.S., 2002. Surfing or drowning? Student nurses Internet skills. In: Information Technology in Regional Areas September 2002 Queensland, Australia. Australia: Central Queensland University.


  • Bond, C.S., 2005. Nurses and Computers: An international perspective on how nurses are, and how they would like to be, using ICT in the workplace, and the support they consider that they need.. London: Florence Nightingale Foundation.

PhD Students

  • Jo Taylor (‘Significant Others’ Experiences concerning end of Life Care for their Loved Ones: A Narrative Analysis)
  • Mashael Alsufyani ((draft) Social media use amongst nursing students)
  • Shaqaieq Dost (Factors associated with the capacity of the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Directorate of the Ministry of Public Health in the management of the health system in Afghanistan)
  • Joanne Holmes (An exploration of the factors that affect the extensive meal experience for cognitively active elderly living in residential care)
  • Besty Jose (A qualitative study exploring the perceptions of older people about their social participation in the online world relative to their social participation in the physical world)
  • Jill Davey (The Care of Kin: A case study approach to kinship care in the South of England & Zululand, South Africa)
  • Daisy Wiggins (My Birthplace: a computerised decision making tool to support women, their partners and midwives to make a decision about place of birth)
  • Joanne Mayoh (“It Gave Me Relief… It Gave Me Confidence”- The Online Health Information Seeking Experiences Of Adults With Chronic Health Conditions (Completed 2011))
  • Moamer Gashoot (Healing Environment: A Contribution to the Interior Design and Decor Features in Single Occupancy Hospital Rooms in Libya (Completed 2013))
  • Helen Brewah (What are the perceived needs of motor neurone disease patients and carers in England? An Exploratory Mixed Method Study.)
  • Jennifer Roddis (Living with a long-term condition: a grounded theory.)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Exploring and Evaluating Evidence

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Service Improvement Project
  • Research and Dissertation supervision

Invited Lectures

  • Health Informatics Scotland, Edinburgh. New Media, New Opportunities. (2013)
  • Health Informatics New Zealand.; Auckland, New Zealand. 'Nursing in the Information Age' (2006)
  • Inaugural Professorial Lecture; Unitec. Auckland, New Zealand. Patient information and the role of the nurse in the 21st century. (2010)
  • Public Lecture Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand 'Health Informatics Education' (2006)


  • Evaluation of the Implementation and use of Telehealth (NHS, 15 Jun 2012). Completed
  • Evaluation of the implementation and use of RISC software (NHS, 30 Mar 2012). Completed
  • ‘That’s our lives you’re looking at’ - The views of online discussion board members (BU Seedcorn Funding, 02 Jan 2012). Completed
  • Nurses and Computers, An international perspective. (Florence Nightingale Foundation, 01 Jan 2006). Awarded
  • Study Skills on the Internet (Learning and Teaching Support Network, 01 Sep 2004). Completed

External Responsibilities

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • BU Festival of Learning. An interactive workshop where members of the piblic were invited to have a 'knit and natter' about health information
  • BU Festival of Learning workshop. Living with a long-term condition: The role of information and decision-making. An exciting and informative event where patients and healthcare professionals shared their knowledge.


  • IMIA Social Media Group


  • PGCE in Research Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2008)
  • BA (Hons) in Health and Community Studies (Bournemouth University, 1993)
  • MSc in MSc Management for Professionals (University of Bristol, 2000)
  • EdD in Doctor of Education (University of Bristol, 2006)


  • British Computer Society (FBCS CITP), Fellow,
  • NMC, Member,
The data on this page was last updated at 04:01 on July 23, 2017.