Andy Pulman

Dr Andy Pulman

  • Post Doctoral Researcher in Digital Health and User Experience
  • Royal London House R506, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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Dr Andy Pulman is Post Doctoral Researcher in Digital Health and User Experience within the Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit.

Andy has been nominated for several awards during his career and is also the author of a number of articles on technology, health and eLearning in addition to a pocket study skills book – Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts & More – which was published in 2009. Since 2011, he has also self-published a number of iPhone and Android Mobile Apps.

Andy’s research interests include digital professionalism, the use of technology to improve health, empathy and dignity through technology, the use and integration of apps for education and health and interesting technology related phenomena like divided attention disorder.


Working on a collaborative cross-faculty project to create a free-of-charge stand-alone digital toolkit for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This will result in a mobile app focusing on the “homework” elements of the FACETS programme - a group-based face-to-face fatigue management programme for MS.

Qualitative analysis on and leading the production of a consultation report on delivering an MS-fatigue management group programme in an online format (cFACETS) for an MS Society funded project.

Working on the initial drafts of an impact case study for consideration within REF 2021.

Working closely with the MS Society and the iMSpire (International Multiple Sclerosis Partnership In REsearch) network to link up with Health Care Professionals and service users, relevant materials and domain expertise.

Journal Articles



  • Taylor, J., Pulman, A. and Tickle, O., 2018. Exploring attitudes to ‘catfish’ impersonating and feigning illness online. In: International Conference on Social Media and Society 18-20 July 2018 Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Fairbanks, B., Pulman, A., Dogan, H., Jiang, N., Pretty, K., Thomas, P. and Thomas, S., 2018. Creating a FACETS digital toolkit to promote quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis through Participatory Design. In: 2nd Workshop on Human Centred Design for Intelligent Environments (HCD4IE). The 32nd Human Computer Interaction Conference (British HCI'18) 3 July 2018 Belfast.
  • Pulman, A., Galvin, K.T., Hutchings, M., Todres, L., Quinney, A., Ellis-Hill, C. and Atkins, P., 2011. Using lifeworld-led multimedia to enhance learning. In: Greener, S. and Rospigliosi, A., eds. 10th European Conference on e-Learning 10-11 November 2011 University of Brighton, UK. Reading: Academic Publishing Limited.
  • Hutchings, M., Galvin, K.T., Todres, L., Pulman, A. and Quinney, A., 2011. Transforming practices through developing a transprofessional curriculum: a multi-faceted model of change. In: Higher Education Academy Annual Conference 5-6 July 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.
  • Hutchings, M., Galvin, K.T., Todres, L., Quinney, A., Pulman, A. and Ellis-Hill, C., 2011. Making connections: using technology to enhance learning about the head, heart and hand. In: Second International Conference on Compassionate Care 23-24 June 2011 Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh.
  • Pulman, A., 2009. Barriers to a Virtual Europe. In: Remenyi, D.D., ed. ECEL 2009: The 8th European Conference on e-Learning 29-30 October 2009 Bari, Italy. Reading, England: Academic Publishing Limited, 466-472.
  • Pulman, A., 2009. Mobile Technology as a mechanism for delivering improved Quality of Life. In: Handheld Learning 2009 5-7 October 2009 London.
  • Pulman, A. and Shufflebottom, M., 2009. A Virtual Infection Control Simulation – the development of a serious game in the health care sector. In: Petrovic, O. and Brand, A., eds. Serious Games on the Move 2008 Conference Proceedings. 23-24 June 2008 Cambridge. Springer.
  • Pulman, A., 2008. The Nintendo DS as an assistive technology tool for health and social care students. In: mLearn2008 Conference Proceedings 8-10 October 2008 University of Wolverhampton, School of Computing and IT, England. 256-263.
  • Pulman, A., 2008. Web 2.0 @ BU – Use of Wikis within the School of Health & Social Care. In: 3rd Plymouth e-Learning Conference 4 April 2008 University of Plymouth, UK.
  • Pulman, A., 2007. On The Road To Virtual Europe. In: 6th European Conference on e-Learning 4-5 October 2007 Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark. Reading: Academic Conferences International.
  • Pulman, A., 2007. Does a handheld gaming device make an effective assistive technology tool? In: ALT-C 2007 3-6 September 2007 University of Nottingham, UK.
  • Pulman, A. and Worth, A., 2006. Blogging @ Bournemouth University: next generation implications. In: ALT-C 2006 - the next generation 5-7 September 2006 Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Pulman, A., 2005. From a distance: relieving the pain barrier of e-learning. In: ALT-C 2005: exploring the frontiers of e-learning - borders, outposts and migration 6-8 September 2005 Manchester.
  • Pulman, A. and Scammell, J., 2004. Tales from our e-learning journey. In: Bournemouth University Learning and Teaching Conference: flexible learning - how far have we come? 5-6 July 2004 Bournemouth.
  • Pulman, A., 2004. Developing a Masters unit in managing low back pain using e-learning. In: Cohehre Conference 2004: The Role of Complementary Approaches In Health Education - The Client-Centred Practice 21-25 April 2004 Bad Elster, Germany.
  • Taylor, J., Pulman, A., Galvin, K. and Masding, M.. Designing mobile applications to support type 1 diabetes education. In: M-learn 2012 16-18 October 2012 Helsinki, Finland.




  • HNC in Graphic Design (Arts University Bournemouth, 2002)
  • HND in Graphic Design (Arts University Bournemouth, 2003)
  • MA in Interactive Media (Bournemouth University, 2005)
  • PhD in Health/Technology (Bournemouth University, 2016)


  • Learning and Teaching Fellowship (Bournemouth University, 2006)
  • Co-finalist - Johnson & Johnson Award for Excellence in Midwifery Education (RCM Midwifery Awards, 2010)
  • Nominee - Special Needs - Innovation Award (Handheld Learning Awards, 2008)
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