Research news

Research news

02 July 2024

Spin-out Review: Statement of Best Practice Adoption 2024

Oxford Brookes University welcomes the recommendations from the independent review of university spin-outs commissioned by the government.

Headington Campus

20 June 2024

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

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

Dr Martin Hodson

03 June 2024

Oxford Brookes University to showcase cutting-edge AI research at free week-long festival

Oxford Brookes University will be showcasing the most recent developments and breakthroughs in artificial intelligence research at its annual Festival of AI this week.

Festival of AI

23 May 2024

Business School awarded grant for research into children’s wellbeing at festivals and events

Dr Hugues Séraphin (Senior Lecturer Tourism, Hospitality and Events), Dr Christian Ehrlich (Reader in Organisational Behaviour) and Dr Robert Van der Veen (Research Fellow) at Oxford Brookes Business School have been awarded a Purple Guide grant.

Music festival with text which reads 'Wellbeing guide for children at festivals and events'

20 May 2024

New resources developed by Oxford Brookes to support under pressure school nurses

Academics at Oxford Brookes University have secured over £7,000 in funding to develop new resources to support school nurses dealing with rising work pressures.

School nursing graphic

15 April 2024

HAC Steering Group member appointed as BRSA Trustee

Paul Potter, Healthy Ageing Network Steering Group member has been appointed as a British Society for Research on Ageing Trustee.

photo for Paul Potter, Healthy Ageing Network Steering Group member

27 March 2024

Is chocolate good for you? An expert explains…

As Easter approaches and chocolate eggs flood the shelves of supermarkets, Dr Shelly Coe, from the Oxford Centre for Nutrition and Health at Oxford Brookes University, asks if chocolate offers any health benefits?

Person holding chocolate eggs in a basket

14 March 2024

Shade-grown coffee demonstrates the benefits of combining agriculture and conservation

Increasing shade cover over coffee plants can increase biodiversity and provide new ways to combine agriculture and conservation, a new study has revealed.

A coffee farm in Java

12 March 2024

Scientists find hundreds of unique species in Africa’s newest and most threatened ecoregion

After two decades of biological surveys and over 30 scientific expeditions, groundbreaking research in southern Africa has unearthed a wealth of previously undocumented biodiversity in a newly recognised ecoregion.

The heart of the Mabu Forest