Dr Bex Lewis

Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst  (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.

[CANCER] What’s going on – it’s all going on!

When I first started this ‘cancer journey’ (what a horrible term), Andrew Graystone said to me, you describe yourself as a life explorer, just here there’s another aspect of life (albeit unwanted)… and that’s how I’ve tried to live with this cancer … but sometimes it’s flipping hard work. Super thankful that Andrew and Jane – and many others – remain alongside me, especially as we struggle with the extra layer of COVID. When I…

Featured in @GeekDadGamer new @TamingGamingDB

Andy Robertson has been my 'go to' person for any questions about online gaming, and also we have a lot of conversations about opportunities for people (including young people) provided through the digital. My book Raising Children in a Digital Age, provides the general insight to digital as a whole (for parents, carers and organisations), and Andy's new book Taming Gaming provides the more specific gaming insights - and comes with an online database, where 'recipes'…

[CANCER] Progress with Capecitabine, and appointment for Lymphedema

Well, this past week or so has gone both fast and slow since I started the Capecitabine... My cousin, who has been cooking, cleaning, etc. for me, had to go back to London after 3 weeks - but has made such a difference having support as try and adjust to this new treatment! We're keeping an eye on when vaccines might make a difference, or again, she will isolate, test, and travel at quiet time,…

[LIFE] Doing up the house

Cancer, generally, has been a horrific experience,  but one thing it has given a bit of breathing space for is largely completing my house makeover. I moved in Easter 2016 (and almost immediately bought the freehold!), and had just completed my own bedroom 2 weeks before my cancer diagnosis - and everything else has been done between and alongside treatments: The House The house has some decent curb appeal, although built in the 1970s, it…
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