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During these challenging times our academic staff wish to support our local and national community by offering a series of blogs, podcasts and free short-courses. We hope that these will provide a space for reflection, learning, and inspiration. If you wish to find more about our work or get in touch with our academics please contact

Blog and Articles

working remotely on a laptop

How working remotely and from home is just the start and some tips to help it along

Tips to PhD researchers from Ruth Simpson, PhD student at Oxford Brookes Business School


The Historical Method in Management Research

by Dr Surja Datta, Senior Lecturer in Business and Management, Oxford Brookes University

Despite the pervasive use of history in management research, there is a strange reluctance within the field to formally adopt the historical method. As a result, many management scholars end up as "accidental historians". The podcast identifies the key principles of the historical method, and shows how management research that uses historical data can be made more rigorous through the application of these tenets.


Why Coaching Needs to Change

Edgy Ideas podcast: Prof Tatiana Bachkirova talks to Dr Simon Western about why coaching needs to develop more critical approaches as it becomes a mature profession:

Opportunity Recognition in Turbulent Times

by Dr Jeremy Zwiegelaar, Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Business, Oxford Brookes University

A discussion about the process of starting up a business based on my research which took place during the GFC