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Research news

23 February 2024

Sport risks losing fans and talented individuals unless it tackles colour blind issues, says expert

Dr Adam Bibbey, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, has been researching colour blindness in sport for five years.

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22 February 2024

Compassionate support is needed in schools to alleviate teachers’ mental health

The emotional workload of teachers is greater than people realise, with some getting home after a school day emotionally exhausted, according to a senior lecturer in child development at Oxford Brookes University.

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19 February 2024

Multi-pronged approach needed to raise awareness of the link between breast cancer and alcohol

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to raising awareness of the link between alcohol and breast cancer and helping people cut down or give up drinking, a study at Oxford Brookes University has found.

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05 February 2024

Patients concerned about developing dependence or withdrawal symptoms from some prescribed drugs

General practice patients say that they are not sufficiently warned about the possibility of developing dependence or withdrawal symptoms from some prescribed drugs, according to a recent study.

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01 February 2024

HAC Steering Group Member awarded MBE

We are delighted to announce that Margaret Simpson, a longstanding member of the Healthy Ageing and Care (HAC) Network Steering Group and Public Advisory Group was awarded an MBE in the New Year's honours for services to the community.

HAC steering group member Margaret Simpson

30 January 2024

Study awarded £60,000 to research ways of helping SEND children from Service families

New research at Oxford Brookes University will examine the experiences and outcomes of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) from UK Armed Forces families.

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10 January 2024

Oxford Brookes researcher proposes that guilt may take the reins in the dietary dilemmas of teenager

For adolescents in Ireland, deciding what food to eat mostly centres around minimising feelings of guilt, says an Oxford Brookes Nutritionist.

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13 December 2023

Oxford Brookes research reveals how spiritual-nature bonds safeguard our planet

The spiritual connection between nature and humanity is very common across political and religious divides and is so strong that it can affect industrial development and political voting.

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29 November 2023

CIRIN Talk - Maternity Artists' discussion

Anna Ilsley's Underbelly: Contemporary Art Explores Motherhood – A Conversation with Simon Foxall and Helena Haimes. Recorded on November 29, 2023, at Benjamin Parsons x Hannah Payne Gallery, Oxford.

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20 November 2023

CYP Hot Topic Talk - Educating for Public Good

A critical exploration of how active citizenship is taught in primary education.

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