Research news

24 March 2021

Bilingual babies prefer baby talk, particularly in one of their native languages

Babies prefer baby talk in any language, but particularly when it’s in a language they’re hearing at home.

Bilingual babies prefer baby talk, particularly in one of their native languages

16 March 2021

€6.2 million for world’s largest study into effect of exercise on children with cancer

A project set to be the world’s largest study into the effects of exercise on the successful treatment of children with cancer has begun, with scientists from Oxford Brookes University taking a leading role.

€6.2 million for world’s largest study into effect of exercise on children with cancer

10 March 2021

New publication shows scale of impact delivered by Research and Innovation at Alliance universities

A new publication released today by University Alliance (UA), showcases how research taking place in universities across the Alliance is delivering local and global impact.

New publication demonstrates scale of impact delivered by Research and Innovation at Alliance universities

02 March 2021

Policy Brief: Supporting Women Entrepreneurship in Conflict Ridden States

More countries are experiencing violent conflict in the last few decades.

Policy Brief: Supporting Women Entrepreneurship in Conflict Ridden States

01 March 2021

Covid-19: investigating the team working experiences of front line NHS staff

A new research project, led by Oxford Brookes University, will examine the team working experiences of front line NHS staff working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: investigating the team working experiences of front line NHS staff

25 February 2021

Chimpanzees take calculated risks to survive alongside humans

Researchers have used a ‘landscape of fear’ framework to study how endangered western chimpanzees in West Africa perceive predator risks and adapt their behaviours to forage for the best available food.

Chimpanzees take calculated risks to survive alongside humans

16 February 2021

Selfies, gorillas and the risks of disease transmission

Tourists could be spreading the virus causing COVID-19 to wild mountain gorillas by taking selfies with the animals without following precautions.

Selfies, gorillas and the risks of disease transmission

11 February 2021

£2.3 million grant to uncover more about tropical diseases affecting some of world’s poorest places

Scientists from three UK institutions including Oxford Brookes University have been awarded £2.3million to investigate how a parasite grows in humans.

£2.3 million grant to uncover more about tropical diseases affecting some of world’s poorest populations

09 February 2021

Political agency, migrant presence and cultural resources

Professor Peter Lugosi’s research ‘Political agency, migrant presence and cultural resources’ has been founded by The British Academy amongst four new international and interdisciplinary research projects.

Political agency, migrant presence and cultural resources

09 February 2021

Why nursing may be undervalued

Dr Anne Laure Humbert was a guest speaker on BBC Radio 4 discussing the damage caused by the old fashioned-way according to which caring for others is a feminine characteristic.

Why nursing may be undervalued