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.

Where has the week gone?

The week has disappeared in starting on the journey to becoming a life coach, job searches/applications, interviews with temping agencies, many hours of freelance work using Joomla, and generally re-aquainting myself with Winchester, and some of the people in it! It's been great being back on Campus at the University of Winchester where I still know so many people... it's a lovely, friendly, community-based University... of course it's not perfect, but I like it!Discovery CentreI…

Working at It…

After a morning trying to produce a skills-based CV (bits of it are slowly emerging!), and trying to extrapolate what I've actually done this week towards my jobsearch, I was offered some work which involved getting to grips with a new CMS system.JoomlaJoomla! is a free open source content management system for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets. The system includes features such as page caching to improve performance, RSS feeds, printable…

Careers: Not for Profit Organisations

Working has never been about earning money for me (although obviously we live in a world where things need to be paid for, and I would like to be appropriately recognised for the effort I have put into training with an appropriate wage), but more about making a difference in the world. Therefore, I am signing up with some of the following agencies:Charity JobGuardian Not for ProfitIdealistNotforprofitjobvacanciesProspectUsPublic Sector JobsThird Sector JobsTotal JobsAs a Christian, I…

Careers: Media Agencies/Academic Work

I'm hunting for either web content or lecturing work, and have identified a number of agencies specialising in media/web content work:Media Guardian (buy print newspaper on a Monday)Civil Service (Communications roles)Creative Pool AgencyPurple Recruitment ConsultancyFormula Won Media RecruitmentThe Blueprint (Digital Recruitment)Brand RepublicJob RapidoPlanet RecruitChinwag JobsProfiles CreativeReed AgenciesCareersandjobsukThe IT Job BoardPure Genie (online travel jobs)Amazon.co.uk (specific vacancies)There are only a couple of places that I know of that Universities advertise in. Looking on the websites of specific…

Bex’s Blog

Purpose of this blog Familiarisation with what is 'now' on the 'net Experimentation with some of the new widgets/applications Listings of useful websites, depending on my focus for that day Anything and everything I feel like wittering on about! My Websites See portfolio of websites: www.mydesigna.co.uk <edit>Now Digital Fingerprint</edit>