News from 2024

Oxford Brookes University news from 2024

07 March 2024

Thrill-seeking Oxford Brookes academic embarking on 1,000 mile trek through Alaska

A thrill-seeking lecturer from Oxford Brookes University is competing in a 1,000 mile race across Alaska hauling a sled through thick snow and sub-zero conditions.

Mark Hines hiking in the Yukon Arctic Ultra race in 2011

06 March 2024

Oxford Brookes University is official Learning Programme partner for OxTrail

Schools and community groups in and around Oxford will benefit from a new learning pack developed by Oxford Brookes University for this summer’s Sobell House Hospice OxTrail.

Participants at the event held at Harcourt Campus

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