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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.
A study from academics at Oxford Brookes has identified new strategies to support stressed social workers.
Dr Shelly Coe, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at Oxford Brookes University, has led a study into how a hot chocolate drink could be effective in tackling the fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis (MS).