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.

#EmptyShelf20: March

This month I read the following books: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well that was quite a fascinating book - some good twists and turns. I couldn’t decide if I was disappointed in the ending or not... but I do want to watch the film! Spirituality and Cancer: Christian Encounters by Tim Meadowcroft My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this book relatively fast (and…

[LIFE/CANCER] Nearly 4 weeks in New Zealand amongst #COVID19 Crisis

So, when I got on a plane to New Zealand around 4 weeks ago, who knew that by this point at least 1/4 of the world would be in lockdown, and there would be so much uncertainty about when this would all finish Yesterday I spoke to John Pantry on Inspirational Breakfast (Premier Radio) about being overseas, high risk, and not quite sure when I'll be back in the UK: I came out to New…

[CANCER] Coping with the Coronavirus when you are ‘vulnerable’, ‘high risk’ … and overseas #COVID19 #BusyLivingWithMets

It's like the world has a MAJOR case of Scanxiety ... the feeling that the other foot is just about to drop, huge amounts of uncertainty about what happens next, interrupted sleep... and, like cancer, swiftly having to get the hang of a new language - who knew what 'social distancing' was last month?! And this piece from 'Good Morning Britain' around now (also, keep an eye on fact-checking sites): Can we really 'turn the…

[LIFE] 2 Weeks in New Zealand (amongst the COVID-19 crisis)

So it appears that I blogged on Friday 6th (a week after leaving the UK). If I was entering New Zealand in the next couple of hours I would have to self-isolate for 14 days (which is the length of time that I've now been here - in some ways feels longer, in others it's rushing past). 7/8 March The world's news, the amount of work to do, upcoming birthday (always seems to spend my…