Research Office

The Research Office provides support for academic staff and research students in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences to undertake high quality, high impact research, knowledge exchange and public engagement with research activities. It also supports the faculty in the development and delivery of the strategies which lead to these activities.

Brookes staff can access information on applying for grants, post-award processes, research students, visiting academics, researcher training, public engagement with research and knowledge exchange through our Google Site.

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Lorraine Williams

Research Manager

Paul Clipson

Research Grants Officer (for research grant enquires)

Christine Gahan

Research Administrator (for research student enquiries)


Research Engagement Officer (for public engagement with research and event enquiries)

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Sport risks losing fans and talented individuals unless it tackles colour blind issues, says expert

23 February 2024

Dr Adam Bibbey, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, has been researching colour blindness in sport for five years.

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Multi-pronged approach needed to raise awareness of the link between breast cancer and alcohol

19 February 2024

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.

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Medical simulation apprenticeships at Oxford Brookes University provide a career launch pad

05 February 2024

Harry Wood and Aliya Abbasi are kick-starting their careers as the first medical simulation technician apprentices at Oxford Brookes University.

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Patients concerned about developing dependence or withdrawal symptoms from some prescribed drugs

05 February 2024

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.

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

19 December 2023

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.