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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Professor Paul Carding

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

19 September 2023

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.

Dr Stuart Whigham of Oxford Brookes University

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

19 July 2023

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 Obrey Alexis and Dr William Garbah campaigning in Basingstoke

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

13 July 2023

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.

A hospital ward

Oxford Brookes University research reveals nurse cadet schemes can support recruitment

12 July 2023

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.

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

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

20 June 2023

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.