Research news

03 February 2021

New ‘DIGIT Lab’ launched to help businesses close digital transformation gap

A new research centre involving three academics from Oxford Brookes Business School will help large organisations adapt to the rapid pace of digital transformation in society.

New ‘DIGIT Lab’ launched to help businesses close digital transformation gap

29 January 2021

Territorial, expert navigators: the black howler monkeys of Mexico

Researchers have uncovered the advanced skills of black howler monkeys, who are able to recall the location of their favourite fruit trees and anticipate ripening.

Territorial, expert navigators: the black howler monkeys of Mexico

28 January 2021

Rare genetic syndrome identified, caused by mutations in gene SATB1

Advances in DNA sequencing have uncovered a rare syndrome which is caused by variations in the gene SATB1. Discovery of this genetic syndrome is hoped to provide information to families and individuals affected by SATB1-syndrome

Rare genetic syndrome identified, caused by mutations in gene SATB1

26 January 2021

The great outdoors: £1 million grant to study countryside rights of way

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of accessing nature to people’s health and wellbeing, with 42% of adults saying that ‘visiting green and natural spaces has been even more important to their wellbeing since coronavirus’*.

The great outdoors: £1 million grant to study countryside rights of way

22 December 2020

Rise: New enterprise programme for ethnically diverse business founders

A new programme to develop black and minority ethnic business talent in Oxfordshire has been unveiled by Oxford University Brookes Enterprise Support, in collaboration with Foundervine.

Rise: New enterprise programme for ethnically diverse business founders

18 December 2020

Trade in wild animals is thriving online, despite risk of animal to human disease transmission

Despite COVID-19 restrictions and the risk of animal to human disease transmission, illegal wildlife trade on social media networks has continued, with wild animals sometimes sold as ‘lockdown pets’.

Trade in wild animals is thriving online, despite risk of animal to human disease transmission

18 December 2020

Academics call on Chief Medical Officers to support removal of tackling in children’s rugby

Academics from Oxford Brookes University, Newcastle University and the University of Winchester have written an open letter to Chief Medical Officers in the UK today.

Academics call on Chief Medical Officers to support removal of tackling in children’s rugby

17 December 2020

School rugby concussions: teachers need more training to support pupils with suspected head injuries

Despite completing RFU accredited courses, many PE teachers in the UK need more training to help children who are displaying signs of concussion as a result of playing rugby at school.

School rugby concussions: teachers need more training to support children with suspected head injuries

17 December 2020

Blenheim Palace Economic Impact Study

The Blenheim economic impact analysis 2019/2020 undertaken by Oxford Brookes Business School has just been released.

Blenheim Palace Economic Impact Study

14 December 2020

Tackling in children’s rugby must be banned to curb dementia risks

Rugby World Cup winners have joined a chorus of voices calling to reduce tackling in the sport in a bid to stop the growing number of brain injuries afflicting many of its former players.

Tackling in children’s rugby must be banned to curb dementia risks