Faculty of Health and Life Sciences news

29 September 2023

Delegations from Oxford Brookes University visit Global Teaching Partnerships in China and Kenya

Two delegations of senior representatives from Oxford Brookes University recently travelled to China and Kenya to attend graduation ceremonies at Chengdu University of Technology and Nairobi Hospice.

A large group of staff and graduates in Chengdu

19 September 2023

Oxford Brookes healthcare research centre features in book celebrating 75 years of the NHS

An Oxford Brookes University healthcare research group is featured in a commemorative book that celebrates 75 years of medical breakthroughs and the National Health Service.

Professor Paul Carding

19 July 2023

Expert opinion: Dr Stuart Whigham on Victoria withdrawing from hosting 2026 Commonwealth Games

As the city of Victoria in Australia announces it is withdrawing from hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2026, Dr Stuart Whigham, a Senior Lecturer in Sport at Oxford Brookes University, says the prestige of the Games is diminishing.

Dr Stuart Whigham of Oxford Brookes University

13 July 2023

Oxford Brookes academic says GP surgeries must do more to warn black men about prostate cancer

An Oxford Brookes University academic says there is an urgent need for GP surgeries in the UK to do more to warn men of African and Caribbean heritage about the dangers of prostate cancer.

Dr Obrey Alexis and Dr William Garbah campaigning in Basingstoke

12 July 2023

Oxford Brookes University research reveals nurse cadet schemes can support recruitment

The first ever international study of nurse cadet schemes, carried out by academics at Oxford Brookes University, shows how these schemes support the Government’s 50,000 Nurses programme.

A hospital ward

20 June 2023

Student receives gold Duke of Edinburgh award as she describes re-learning to walk

A student nurse from Oxford Brookes University who has received a Duke of Edinburgh gold award has told her incredible story of learning to walk again following major surgery.

From left, television presenter Charlotte Hawkins, Emily Palmer and his Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Ian Smithers

02 June 2023

Online support to reduce nurses’ stress developed by Oxford Brookes in partnership with the NHS

Oxford Brookes University has partnered with the NHS to develop web-based resources designed to tackle stress and support the mental health of nurses.

Health care staff in a hospital

01 June 2023

Oxford Brookes University works to bridge gender gap in science, technology, engineering and maths

An initiative to find solutions to the gender gap in STEM researchers who become business leaders is taking place at Oxford Brookes University.

A man and a woman, wearing white laboratory coats looking at a screen

17 May 2023

Women needed for alcohol awareness and cancer prevention study

A research study to increase awareness of how alcohol increases the risk of breast cancer in women and to promote strategies for cutting down or quitting has been launched at Oxford Brookes University.

Two women talking over a cup of tea

03 April 2023

New simulation ambulance enhances training for student paramedics at Oxford Brookes University

Student paramedics, nurses and midwives at Oxford Brookes University can experience life-like emergency and urgent care scenarios thanks to a new simulation ambulance.

Oxford Brookes students with the simulation ambulance