News from 2024

Oxford Brookes University news from 2024

01 March 2024

Oxford Brookes Chancellor Paterson Joseph to kick off Think Human Festival

Acclaimed actor, author and Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, Paterson Joseph, will be performing a new show as part of the University’s free Think Human festival.

Paterson Joseph

23 February 2024

Sport risks losing fans and talented individuals unless it tackles colour blind issues, says expert

Dr Adam Bibbey, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, has been researching colour blindness in sport for five years.

A picture of people partaking in a sporting activity

19 February 2024

Multi-pronged approach needed to raise awareness of the link between breast cancer and alcohol

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to raising awareness of the link between alcohol and breast cancer and helping people cut down or give up drinking, a study at Oxford Brookes University has found.

Two women chatting and drinking coffee

14 February 2024

Will AI Be Your Valentine? Expert explores the ethics of human-AI relationships

Professor Nigel Crook of Oxford Brookes University has spent the past 40 years researching Artificial Intelligence and its influence on humans.

Image of an AI Generated love heart

06 February 2024

Fruit flies give clues to sexual selection-driven evolution

They may be tiny, but fruit flies have given scientists new insight into the genetic basis for rapid evolution of male external genitalia driven by sexual selection.

Drosophila melanogaster

05 February 2024

Medical simulation apprenticeships at Oxford Brookes University provide a career launch pad

Harry Wood and Aliya Abbasi are kick-starting their careers as the first medical simulation technician apprentices at Oxford Brookes University.

Aliya Abbasi

05 February 2024

Patients concerned about developing dependence or withdrawal symptoms from some prescribed drugs

General practice patients say that they are not sufficiently warned about the possibility of developing dependence or withdrawal symptoms from some prescribed drugs, according to a recent study.

Image of white pills. Credited to James Yarema on Unsplash

31 January 2024

Oxford Brookes University-based company developing a vegan cheese people will want to eat

A challenge for thousands of people choosing to take part in Veganuary (going vegan throughout January) is finding a vegan cheese that’s tasty enough to eat.

Andy Clayton

30 January 2024

Annual Science Bazaar at Oxford Brookes University is set to be the biggest yet

Hundreds of families are expected to flock to Oxford Brookes University for its annual free Science Bazaar on Saturday 3 February.

A person in an astronaut suit outside Oxford Brookes University

30 January 2024

Study awarded £60,000 to research ways of helping SEND children from Service families

New research at Oxford Brookes University will examine the experiences and outcomes of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) from UK Armed Forces families.

Children doing arts and crafts