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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences news

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

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 Garbrah 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