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The Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work, part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, brings together disciplines related to physical activity, health and social work to form an academic community focused on physical and mental wellbeing.
We provide excellent opportunities for research, and actively encourage cross-discipline collaboration. Our established and well regarded research communities undertake world leading research and the department offers a range of commercial services to external clients.
We are passionate about community engagement and employability and have many links with external bodies and employers.
The student-as-consumer approach in higher education has a negative effect on the academic performance of students, a study has found.
A recent graduate from Oxford Brookes University has achieved national recognition for her work in helping vulnerable children and strengthening communities.