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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Mark Hines in the Ultra Gobi desert race.

Olympics 2024: How athletes are preparing for the heat of Paris

25 July 2024

With only days to go until the opening of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, we feature our next expert insight from an Oxford Brookes University academic.

Clare Shaw, Senior Sports Lecturer

Olympics 2024: Getting the balance right in sports nutrition

23 July 2024

As the countdown to the Olympics continues, the focus for athletes is on getting fitter, faster, and stronger, but at what cost?

Some of the OxTrail oxen at Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes shortlisted twice for prestigious higher education award

18 July 2024

Two initiatives at Oxford Brookes University have been shortlisted for a University Alliance Award.

Dr Martin Hodson

Environmental scientist spends more than four decades researching a potential climate game-changer

20 June 2024

In the ongoing fight against climate change, one remarkable discovery has gained significant attention over the past years: phytoliths.

A birth pool

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

03 June 2024

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