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Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work news

23 February 2024

Sport risks losing fans and talented individuals unless it tackles colour blind issues, says expert

Dr Adam Bibbey, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, has been researching colour blindness in sport for five years.

A picture of people partaking in a sporting activity

19 July 2023

Expert opinion: Dr Stuart Whigham on Victoria withdrawing from hosting 2026 Commonwealth Games

As the city of Victoria in Australia announces it is withdrawing from hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2026, Dr Stuart Whigham, a Senior Lecturer in Sport at Oxford Brookes University, says the prestige of the Games is diminishing.

Dr Stuart Whigham of Oxford Brookes University

29 March 2023

New study at Oxford Brookes University to examine link between diet and multiple sclerosis

A new study aims to find specific diets that could improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis.

Salmon with fresh salad vegetables

31 January 2023

Oxford Brookes University supports Royal Navy submariners’ epic 3,000-mile ocean rowing challenge

Royal Navy submariners used hi-tech kit from Oxford Brookes University to monitor their physical performance during the gruelling 3,000-mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Challenge.

The HMS Oardacious team

27 January 2023

Oxford Brookes helping to train the next generation of football coaches to support local community

Oxford Brookes University is helping to inspire the next generation of football coaches by offering a coaching workshop at a youth volunteering event.

Image of aspiring football coaches

11 November 2022

Oxford Brookes Social Work team awarded Silver at Social Work of the Year Awards

The Social Work team at Oxford Brookes University have been awarded ‘silver’ at the Social Worker of the Year Awards in recognition of their work to create a decolonised, anti-racist social work programme.

Two people receiving an award

27 September 2022

Oxford Brookes University rises four places in The Guardian University Guide 2023 rankings

Oxford Brookes University has climbed 4 places in the latest Guardian University Guide. The University is now ranked 42nd out of 121 UK institutions.

Oxford Brookes University rises four places in The Guardian University Guide 2023 rankings

04 August 2022

Oxford Brookes Social Work team awarded Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence

The Social Work team at Oxford Brookes University has been awarded the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence by Advance HE in recognition of their work to create a decolonised, anti-racist social work programme.

Oxford Brookes Social Work team awarded Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence

22 July 2022

Premiership Legend Tom Varndell joins Oxford Brookes

Premiership Legend, Tom Varndell, has been appointed to a newly created role at Oxford Harlequins as Head of Community and, under the partnership between Oxford Brookes and Oxford Quins, Head of Men’s Rugby within Brookes Sport.

Premiership Legend Tom Varndell joins Oxford Brookes

18 July 2022

People with Parkinson’s need more support to stay in work according to our research

Researchers at Oxford Brookes University have led a study to see how employment is affected after a Parkinson’s diagnosis and what support may have helped people to stay in work.

People with Parkinson’s need more support to stay in work according to research at Oxford Brookes University