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/MEDIA] Talking with @StephenNolan, @SaraBainbridge, @NicMurray & @larba74 about Cancer and COVID.

Last night I spoke to Stephen Nolan, along with Sara Bainbridge from Macmillan, and fellow cancer patients Lara Montgomery and Nic Murray (we largely spoke in that order, although there's a bit of interjection), about what it has been like to undergo cancer treatment/progression whilst the pandemic continues, how it has affected diagnostics and treatment, and ultimately, the potential impact upon our prognosis. The interview starts at 31:20, through til 1:00:42 - and although we…

[CANCER] Week 2 of Treatment … Resting AND Seeking to be #BusyLivingWithMets

Another week has passed since I last blogged about treatment - and I guess this is going to start getting repetitive, but at the moment, things are still changing... if more slowly! Friday/Saturday Gentle days - Friday/Saturday felt like all the energy had leached out of my body (that may be the sudden drop off from steroids) - with gentle walks and chats with friends (and my Power of Attorney paperwork finally turned up). Sunday…

#EmptyShelf20: July

Books read in July: Julia Gets a Life by Lynne Barrett-Lee My rating: 3 of 5 stars A fairly mindless piece of fluff ... didn’t have the strongest storyline but suited me for a bit of nighttime reading... The Kill Fee by Fiona Veitch Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars I realiSed partway through that I read this a couple of years ago (in paper form).... decided to keep reading because I remembered enjoying…

[CANCER] Where are we at? More appointments, more treatment, more uncertainty…

The last few weeks have been hard work, to say the least ... once again gone from working on a big bid, getting on with some writing (including a piece on using blogging to manage cancer, and wondering what might write about as treatment becomes more 'routine' - ha ha ha - I wish for routine!) to the uncertain jungle of changing diagnosis, new tumours, new treatments and fear as cancer punches me in the…