Engaging with research

Our researchers integrate public engagement activities into their everyday work and foster a culture where engagement is entwined into research design. They collaborate with, consult and inform the public about our research and why it matters. Find out more by reading our Public Engagement with Research (PER) Strategy.

Below are some examples of how we are engaging the public with our research.

Midwifery research exploring parents' skin cleansing habits for their newborns

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at Oxford Brookes, Sarah Fleming, joined by Dr Jane Carpenter and Dr Louise Hunter, both from the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery, conducted a study with nearly 1,000 sets of parents taking part in a detailed survey.

Parents' skin cleansing habits

The effects of social distancing and lockdown on young children and babies

Dr Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez @BrookesBabyLab speaks to @richardjgodwin @guardian about her research on the effects of social distancing and lockdown on young children and babies.

Child playing with lego

Drug research

Dr Emma Davies talks about her drug research on the Drug Policy Voices Podcast.


Hand Hygiene and infection prevention

Dr Alzyood has researched hand hygiene for the last decade, and wants to see the habit of regular hand washing maintained in society long after the Covid-19 pandemic has ended.


Concussion in sport

New research says families of athletes suffering with brain damage need much more support, care and answers.

Rugby players

Dr Ryan Pink talks to Brookes Unscripted

Ryan is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology and Genomics at Oxford Brookes University focusing on the effect of extracellular vesicles in cancer and CEO of MetaGuideX cancer diagnostics.

Brookes Unscripted

Future public engagement with HLS research events

Science Bazaar in 2022

The Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar is a one-day event promoting STEM activities, work and research taking place across the University. It brings together over 100 staff and students who plan and run a range of enthralling activities across the Headington Campus; from building rocket cars to testing your balance and much much more! Over 2,000 local parents and children have attended in previous years. 

Science Bazaar

Connect with HLS research

If you would like to find out more about public engagement with HlS research, please contact us.If you are an organisation interested in co-producing public engagement activities, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch by emailing us at hlsresearch@brookes.ac.uk

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