Research news

06 July 2021

How missing out on nursery due to COVID has affected children’s development – new research

Nurseries can be noisy places. A clutch of three-year-olds gathered round a book shout excitedly. Across the room, a small committee of toddlers negotiates over stickers and string.

How missing out on nursery due to COVID has affected children’s development – new research

05 July 2021

Air quality expert appointed to government advisory group

Rajat Gupta, Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change at Oxford Brookes University, has been appointed as Ad Hoc member to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG)

Air quality expert appointed to government advisory group

01 July 2021

Older people in research: participatory co-research and the role of digital technologies

Funded by a university Central Research Excellence award this interdisciplinary project, across three universities, brings together researchers from the Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Arts and the Business disciplines.

Older people in research: Interdisciplinary participatory co-research and the role of digital technologies

30 June 2021

Eel products in the EU and the UK need better regulation

Growing in popularity, unagi kabayaki - grilled freshwater eel in soy sauce - can be found on the menu of many Japanese restaurants, and is stocked by Asian shops and in specialist supermarkets. But new research tracing the DNA of eel fillets used for this

Eel products in the EU and the UK need better regulation

21 June 2021

Are zoos inadvertently complicit in wildlife trade? The case of a rare Borneo lizard

Should zoos display legally protected species that have been smuggled out of their native countries? New research led by Oxford Brookes University has found that accredited zoos have acquired a rare and legally protected reptile, the earless monitor lizard

Are zoos inadvertently complicit in wildlife trade? The case of a rare Borneo lizard

21 June 2021

New research finds link between walking speed and the ability to do two things at once after stroke

Research has found that training stroke survivors to walk at a faster speed during recovery can help improve the brain function that enables people to walk and perform another task simultaneously, known as dual-task walking.

New research finds link between walking speed and the ability to do two things at once after stroke

16 June 2021

Protecting pedestrians from air pollution with bus shelter design - new research begins

Researchers at Oxford Brookes University have been awarded funding to improve bus shelter design, to counteract roadside traffic pollution.

Protecting pedestrians from air pollution with bus shelter design - new research begins

16 June 2021

Treating diabetic foot ulcers: new research with smart shoe insoles

A research team, involving academics at Oxford Brookes University, has been awarded a share of a £1.6 million grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to develop smart shoe insoles to help tackle diabetic foot ulcers.

Treating diabetic foot ulcers: new research with smart shoe insoles

09 June 2021

Scientists identify preliminary genetic link to developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia

New research by scientists at Oxford Brookes University has identified specific genes which could provide vital information about the biology of developmental coordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia.

Scientists identify preliminary genetic link to developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia

12 May 2021

Q&A: nursing research and the future of healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the incredible work that nurses do on a daily basis, as well as the research undertaken around the world and the impact this has on health and social care.

Q&A: nursing research and the future of healthcare