Andrew Powell

Andrew Powell

  • 01202 962172
  • powella at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Royal London House, R506
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I am the Clinical Research Coordinator within the Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit. The primary purpose of my role is to create a seamless link between academics at BU and clinicians in the NHS (and sometimes individuals or businesses in the private sector), to enable high quality, pragmatic, inter-professional and inter-disciplinary health research to take place. I help to build research teams, and support them to develop project plans and construct bids for funding.

I have a background in both Psychology and Sports Science, and settled in academia during my previous role as a Research Associate at Kingston University and St George’s University of London. I joined Bournemouth University in January 2017.


Part of my time is also spent conducting research.

In April 2018, I was awarded my first research grant, by Active Dorset (via Sport England funding), to perform an exploratory evaluation of a novel physical activity pathway designed to help reduce the number of inactive older adults in Dorset. The project began in November 2018, and will run until April 2021.

I am also a member of the ‘Making TRACS to Improve Nurse Retention’ project team. Funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, this project seeks to answer the question of whether the retention rate of registered nursing staff at Royal Bournemouth Hospital can be improved through the collaborative development and use of an evidence-based nurse retention model. This project began in June 2017, and will run until May 2019.


  • The Active Ageing Pathway Evaluation (Sport England, 01 Nov 2018). In Progress


  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (University of Bath, 2008)
  • PGCert in Psychological Therapies (University of Exeter, 2010)
  • MSc in Sports Science (University of Portsmouth, 2013)
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