Andrew Powell

Andrew Powell

  • 01202 962172
  • powella at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Royal London House, R506
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Biography

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 have previously worked for Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust, Borough of Poole, AFC Bournemouth and Nuffield Health. I settled in academia during my previous role as a Research Associate at Kingston University and St George’s University of London, and joined Bournemouth University in January 2017.

Research

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 ‘Evaluating the Impact of a Delayed Transfer of Care (DToC) Pilot Scheme’ project team. Funded by BU Pump-Priming funding, and being carried out in collaboration with local social care provider Tricuro, this project seeks to evaluate a new pilot scheme being trialled in Dorset which aims to facilitate improved hospital discharge procedures and person-centred care for patients. This project began in October 2019, and will run until approximately July 2020.

I was previously a member of the ‘Making TRACS to Improve Nurse Retention’ project team between June 2017 and September 2019.

Grants

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

Qualifications

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