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The School 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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New research has found that the conservation of tropical peatlands could reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the likelihood of new diseases jumping from animals to humans.
A project run by Professor Bill Finlayson from Oxford Brookes University has been shortlisted for the Newton Prize, a £1 million pot of funding set up by the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
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.
Join us for a presentation and discussion with Mark Pendleton, Senior Lecturer of Japanese Studies at the University of Sheffield.
A live streamed event with Kim Feddema (University of Western Australia)
Join this live streamed event with Dr Denise Spaan (Universidad Veracruzana)
Join this live streamed event with Andrea Dempsey (West African Primate Conservation Action (programme manager)