Latest edition of Research Forum magazine available to read online

Friday, 05 June 2015

Research Forum

The latest edition of Research Forum, the magazine showcasing research excellence at Oxford Brookes University is out now

You can read a desktop version online or download it to your phone or tablet.

The University had a fantastic end to 2014 with the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission which judged 94 per cent of Brookes’ research as ‘internationally recognised’. You can find out more about the REF results on pages 4 and 5 (LINK).

This edition of Research Forum leads with how Brookes’ research is helping tackle some of the major challenges of the 21st Century.

Professor Linda King, Interim Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange

One aspect that the REF 2014 results demonstrated was the true impact of the University's research in the UK and around the world.

Professor Linda King, Interim Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, said: “This edition of Research Forum leads with how Brookes’ research is helping tackle some of the major challenges of the 21st Century, such as increasing gender equality and combating human trafficking.    

“We also delve into the world of 3D micro-organisms that are changing ideas around medical biology and helping bring science to the visually impaired.”

Also in the magazine, Brookes Professor John Gold, a leading authority on the Olympics provides an insight into Tokyo’s preparations for the 2020 Olympics; a Musicology expert discusses her research that’s helping rescue Opera from stereotypes and the original ethos behind the governments' new ‘garden cities’ is explored.

Linda continues:  “I hope you enjoy reading this edition of Research Forum and learning more about some of the fascinating research going on in the University.”

If you have any comments about the magazine or suggestions for future articles, you can get in touch by emailing researchforum@brookes.ac.uk.

Professor Linda King spoke to the Oxford Mail in May about Brookes' research impact and the REF 2014 results in our University Life column which can be read online.

Find more information about Brookes research on the website.