Faculty of Health and Life Sciences news

03 June 2024

First global immersion during labour and water birth conference set to take place at Oxford Brookes

An international conference focusing on the use of birthing pools during labour and/or birth will be held at Oxford Brookes University.

A birth pool

20 May 2024

New resources developed by Oxford Brookes to support under pressure school nurses

Academics at Oxford Brookes University have secured over £7,000 in funding to develop new resources to support school nurses dealing with rising work pressures.

School nursing graphic

15 May 2024

Menstrual Equity at Oxford Brookes showcased by the British Standards Institute

An ongoing initiative to support students and staff at Oxford Brookes University who are experiencing the pain, discomfort and financial cost of periods is being showcased nationally.

Launch of the Oxford Brookes menstrual equity project

01 May 2024

Assessments designed by an Oxford Brookes professor go global

New and improved tests devised by an Oxford Brookes University professor to help people with conditions such as Development Coordination Disorder (DCD) are now being used internationally.

The books containing the new DCD tests

22 April 2024

Early years packs developed at Oxford Brookes to be rolled out in Argentina

Innovative resource packs developed at Oxford Brookes University for families with babies and toddlers are to be distributed in Argentina.

Resource packs for children

11 April 2024

National recognition 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