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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.
Work by Oxford Brookes University to increase the activity levels of children with neurological conditions is highlighted in a new National campaign. MadeAtUni: Energising Places, launched by Universities UK and British Universities and Colleges Sport, celebrates the role of universities in the health and wellbeing of communities across the UK.
An Oxford Brookes University lecturer is a winner in the Alliance Awards 2021 for her work developing anti-racist practice and supporting equality of educational outcomes for students who experience racial discrimination.