Department of Midwifery, Community and Public Health


  • Research in the Department of Midwifery, Community and Public Health takes place through Oxford Brookes University Maternal and Women's Public Health ( OxBUMP) and the Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research ( OxINMAHR) along with researchers located in the Departments of Psychology, Health & Professional Development and Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work.

    Midwifery, Community and Public Health at Oxford Brookes offers a supportive and collaborative research community, giving you the chance to develop your research skills together with knowledge of your chosen subject. We take a holistic approach to individual, family, community and societal well-being. Strong partnerships between our researchers and external practitioners across a diverse range of fields ensures that we are delivering current, evidence-informed knowledge and skills for all levels of professionals. We also collaborate across the disciplines to ensure that we are at the forefront of informing and influencing current policy and practice.

    Much of the research has an international impact. For example, findings from a recent large, systematic review of school based alcohol prevention, could result in reduced costs for health care and social services across the globe. 


    OxINMAHR is a partnership with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Health Education England Thames Valley, and Oxford University under the umbrella of the Oxford AHSC. It provides a multidisciplinary environment for developing clinical research careers and has a wide skill base of excellence in clinical and methodological expertise. 

    REF 2014 UoA3*

    • 98% of research internationally recognised, with 82% of research being world leading or internationally excellent
    • 90% of impact rated world leading or internationally excellent
    • 80% more 4* and over double the percentage of 3* research compared to 2008

    *UoA3 includes Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy. We do not undertake Dentistry and Pharmacy research at Oxford Brookes

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