Many of our teaching academics are also research active and participate in industry-renowned research and publication outside of the University’s specialist centres. This may be in the form of collaborations with partner institutions or fellow academics, independent works, or participating in large research groups.
Our academics are known for their contributions to the various canons of their specialisms, and are often invited to be key notes speakers at conferences around the world.
To read more about the research activities of Buckingham’s staff, please visit our Staff Directory to view our academics and their work.
- School of Medicine
- 7 March 2018
Jasmine Hearn, S Selvarajah, P Kennedy, J Taylor, (2018): ‘Stigma and self-management: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the impact of chronic recurrent urinary tract infections after spinal cord injury’,”Spinal Cord Series and Cases (2017)”
Each year in the UK around 1,200 people are diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI) of which urinary tract infection (UTI) associated with bladder dysfunction is one of the most debilitating secondary complications. The majority of cases with recurrent UTI receive antibiotics as the first line of treatment for both prevention and treatment.
Now, a study initiated by Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research (SMSR), funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), sponsored by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has shown that those with a SCI who have experienced recurrent UTI are concerned about their over reliance on antibiotics with the fear that they may stop working Read more
- School of Law
- 5 February 2018
Susan Edwards, “‘Unconnecting worlds’: negotiating faith, culture and gender in J v B and The Child AB”, Fam Law 56 (January 2018)
When considering the welfare of the child in both in private and public law disputes the family courts are increasingly presented with diverse and complex factual circumstances of faith, culture, custom, gender and sexual identity. All of which are considerations for the court where applications for child arrangement orders (CAOs) including residence, contact, specific issues and prohibited steps, involving, for example, education, circumcision, faith and other cultural/religious practice in life and death are being decided.
This article considers the challenges presented by these several features in recent case law in child matters concluding with a summary of the courts finding in two recent cases raising in one the spectre of ‘unconnecting worlds’ (J v B (Ultra-Orthodox Judaism: Transgender)  EWFC 4,  FLR (forthcoming) as ultra-orthodox Judaic faith intersects and conflicts with transgender and, in the other, a child foster placement case (The Child AB: Case Management Order – No. 7  EWFC B53), presented by the media as a ‘clash of civilisations’ where a child described as Christian and the carer presented as a fundamentalist Muslim, were the object of inaccurate and sensationalised reporting. Read more
- Department of Psychology
- 19 December 2017
Hearn, J H, Finlay, K A, Fine, P A, & Cotter, I. Neuropathic pain in a rehabilitation setting after spinal cord injury: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of inpatients’ experiences. Spinal Cord Series and Cases (2017)
A large proportion of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) experience pain after injury, often described as burning and electricity. This type of pain is often poorly managed and is not well understood, particularly in the early stages of rehabilitation. This study used qualitative methodology to interview and analyse experiences of people living with pain after SCI. Read more
- Department of Psychology
- 10 November 2017
Daya, Z., & Hearn, J. H. Mindfulness interventions in medical education: A systematic review of their impact on medical student stress, depression, fatigue and burnout. Medical Teacher (2017)
Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have gained popularity across higher education, and in particular, health education. However, there has been no evaluation of studies exploring mindfulness for medical students. A review was conducted to determine the effectiveness of MBIs for reducing psychological distress in undergraduate medical students. A total of twelve articles were reviewed, with study quality ranging from weak to strong. Read more