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] Scan Results Are Back .. and the tumours have shrunk.

I posted on Friday that I was expecting scan results next Wednesday (28th), but that my nurses yesterday (who can't interpret/return the results) could see that they were on the system, so emailed my oncologist to ask if I could have the results any earlier. I missed two 'no caller ID' calls last night, and another this morning, but managed to feel my phone going off when out on my walk (4km+ today, I started…

[CANCER] Ongoing update and why am I walking average 3.1km per day? #IAmThe31 #BusyLivingWithMets

It's been a busy week this week, week 10/18 of the current run of treatments (last blogged a week ago) .. and the beginning of the week came with a flurry of activity as we sought to launch the #IAmThe31 METUPUK campaign for Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Tuesday. I joined Andrew and Jane for a walk around Abney Park (ended up eating outside at the local pub, as the bacon cafe was shut)…

[CANCER] Today is ‘Secondary Breast Cancer Day’, an awareness day. Checkout #IAmThe31 with @metupuk

13th October is officially Secondary Breast Cancer day – the only day in Breast Cancer Awareness Month that officially recognises secondary (metastatic) breast cancer. And so, this October 13th, MetUpUk are bringing you their #IAmThe31 campaign to raise awareness of some of the issues that people with SBC face…….. There are 31 days in October, and there are 31 deaths every day. By the end of the month, 961 women and 6 men will be dead.  Secondary Breast Cancer is the…

#EmptyShelf20: September

There was a lot of trying to deal with nausea in September, but managed a few books: To the Fourth Generation by Chick Yuill My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well I think with every book Chick writes he finds his feet more and more. I’ve been reading quite a lot of ‘heavy’ books and I wanted some fiction - and it pulled me through all afternoon as I read it largely in one go!…

[CANCER] Treatment 9, Dexamethasone and walking 3.1km per day for @METUPUKorg in #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #IAmThe31

So, last week most of my brain energy was still being taken up with feeling nauseas ... but the pharmacist, whilst trying to get hold of haloperidol, which one pharmacist thinks will give manageable side effects (so many things close my brain down), and another thinks won't - but advice is to try it ... but first I had to find it - 'manufacturing issue', 'discontinued', and 'in stock' led to me being able to…