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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 led by a researcher at Oxford Brookes University has found positive improvements in the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) teachers and students in Further Education when it comes to inclusion, support and openness.
Students studying social work at Oxford Brookes University have been able to gain better placement opportunities through an annual placement matching event.