Faculty of Health and Life Sciences news

11 April 2024

National award for Brookes student who switched from business to nursing

When Oxford Brookes University student Cynthia Okoli moved to the UK from Nigeria she was expecting to study business administration.

Cynthia Okoli

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

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

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

19 December 2023

Study reveals the sustained benefits of early education on pandemic babies and toddlers

The more time pre-schoolers spent in childcare during the first year of the pandemic, the more their vocabulary grew, a new study involving an Oxford Brookes academic has shown.

A baby is shown a book by an adult

08 November 2023

Study at Oxford Brookes aims to improve access for lung cancer patients to clinical trials

A new study at Oxford Brookes University aims to break down barriers faced by lung cancer patients in accessing clinical trials and the innovative treatments they may offer.

A patient and a nurse

07 November 2023

Oxford Brookes partners in nutrition initiative to improve prisoners' health and behaviour

A new partnership spearheaded by Oxford Brookes University, Think Through Nutrition and HM Prison and Probation Service is set to target the link between nutrition and behaviour.

A prison corridor

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