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) 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.

[LIFE] Taking Time Out at #GB19

Well, wasn't Greenbelt 2019 fabulous. I always have lots of things listed to go to: I managed to go to: Friday: A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) Lucy Spraggan Saturday: Caught the end of Nadia Bolz Weber 'A Shameless Conversation' Conversation with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby Beer and Hymns Extra special was celebrating a Sara Batts upcoming wedding with our Dave Walker t-shirts: Russell Brand in Conversation Fantastic Negrito at Table *that…

[CANCER] Making the best use of counselling for #BreastCancer

Today it was counselling day, and I thought that with NEAD I would be super happy and starting to talk about when we stop...   View this post on Instagram   It’s #waitingroomfeet time again - counselling - my head is a jumble. Last day of work today before a month of switching that part of my brain off ;-) #busylivingwithmets A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Aug 1, 2019 at 3:01am PDT…

#EmptyShelf19: July

This month I read: Nobody's Wife by Laura Pearson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read Laura's previous book, so was pleased to see the next one out. I read it in one sitting, and found it a really enjoyable read as the story evolved and we watched what we'd seen alluded to in the prologue evolve through the story - and to see the damage done to so many, including those who thought…

[CANCER] #LivingWith #MetastaticCancer

Today I returned for further treatment at the hospital, the sixth infusion, and the first since my recent scan was NEAD. Thankfully no more docetaxol for now, but ongoing Herceptin and Perjeta infusions (until they stop working - I think around 5 years is most I've seen so far). I was also supposed to start Denosumab (bone strengthening) injections today too, but I need to have a filling done in my wisdom tooth, and that…

[CANCER] It’s Scan Results Day #BreastCancer #MetastaticCancer #NEAD #ClearStillFear

So, here we are, scan results... via GIPHY And we waited #waitingroomfeet:   View this post on Instagram   It’s #waitingroomfeet feet time. Waiting with @suzannestolberg. #scanxiety. Has all the treatment work? Very very busy waiting room ... Made cake for the nurses so hopefully that’ll give them energy! #whatcancerlookslike A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Jul 15, 2019 at 6:29am PDT *only about 45 minutes late. Scan Results: #NEAD #ClearStillFear So there…