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The Department of Social Sciences is an environment of critical enquiry and rigorous research. Our innovative and influential research has received international recognition; changing attitudes and informing policy across areas as diverse as the conservation of primates, gendered practices in family and work lives, and Eastern European politics.
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Researchers at Oxford Brookes University have analysed a rare ancient faecal sample to create a snapshot of the human diet, and discover how our microbiome- the community of micro-organisms that live within the intestines of humans- has developed in response to changing eating habits over thousands of years.
The priorities of modern parenting will be examined by an academic from Oxford Brookes University in a BBC Radio 4 documentary to be broadcast tonight.
Oxford Brookes University scientists in collaboration with a team of international experts are calling for greater protection of primates in declining forests, to ensure their survival in the midst of rapid human alterations to habitats and climate change.
Oxford Brookes University has been ranked amongst the "world’s top universities" in 13 subjects in the latest QS World University Rankings - up from 12 in 2019.