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Research news

17 October 2023

Research from Oxford Brookes University showcases parkrun’s success in engaging volunteers

The benefits of volunteering at a parkrun have been highlighted by an Oxford Brookes academic as a shining example of a non-profit organisation engaging with communities.

A group of parkrun volunteers

13 October 2023

Oxford Brookes academic launches podcast series to discuss disasters and development

Exploring the global landscape: unveiling stories of motivation, actions, and reflections for a sustainable future with Rumana Kabir, senior lecturer and change maker in urban studies, humanitarian, and development practice.

Rumana in the studio with Ian Davis

11 October 2023

Healthy Ageing and Care Network Public Lecture: Advancing not retiring – changing the narrative

Exploring the Politics of Ageing: Penny Thewlis, former CEO of Age UK Oxfordshire, delivers a thought-provoking talk on the challenges of ageism and language use in celebrating UN International Day of Older Persons.

photo of Penny Thewlis, former CEO of Age UK Oxfordshire

04 October 2023

Oxford Older People's Day Full of Life event

Oxford Brookes celebrates UN International Day of Older Persons with impactful Healthy Ageing initiatives and engaging community connections.

organisers standing in front of pull up banners at the event

29 September 2023

Oxford Brookes ranked highly for third year in a row in latest Knowledge Exchange Framework results

Oxford Brookes University has once again performed strongly in Research England’s Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF), an annual national-level assessment of how universities benefit the economy and society.

General view of Oxford Brookes University

22 September 2023

Prestigious grant for Oxford Brookes-led research into equality for transgender scientists

A grant of almost £100,000 is being used by researchers at Oxford Brookes University to explore how to create a more inclusive work environment for transgender scientists.

A microscope

22 September 2023

Funding success - supporting Healthy Ageing in Place

Oxford Brookes collaborates with Oxford University on the Medical Research Council-funded Person-centered Integrated Care Networks project, led by Prof. Sarah Harper, exploring strategies to delay intensive care transitions in ageing.

Woman and man laughing

19 September 2023

Oxford Brookes healthcare research centre features in book celebrating 75 years of the NHS

An Oxford Brookes University healthcare research group is featured in a commemorative book that celebrates 75 years of medical breakthroughs and the National Health Service.

Professor Paul Carding

21 August 2023

The popularity of onshore wind farms in rural areas revealed by Oxford Brookes research

Onshore wind farms as a sustainable solution to the energy crisis are more popular with the public than many people think, according to a study by a senior lecturer in psychology at Oxford Brookes University.

Wind turbines in the countryside

15 June 2023

Women, STEM and Investments: Closing the Gender Gap

Oxford Brookes University hosted a highly successful event on June 5th, 2023, as part of the Women Backing Women campaign.

female scientist