Brookes in the News

10 August 2022

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Brookes was mentioned in the media 2,730 times in July 2022, here are a few of the highlights.

  • Brookes Rowing’s success at Henley Royal Regatta was covered by local radio, the Daily Telegraph, The Times, The I, and international news outlets. Read our news story for further details.
  • Dr Ethel Burns, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, published research which found that labouring or giving birth in water provides clear benefits for healthy mothers and their babies. The research was covered widely by UK and international news media, including the Daily Mail, The I, Metro, and the Nursing Times.
  • Oxford Brookes Racing student Ole Ramming was interviewed by BBC Northampton ahead of the Formula Student competition at Silverstone earlier in July.
  • Dr Adam White’s research which found that three-quarters of all boys in state schools are required to play contact rugby as a compulsory sport, was covered by the Daily Telegraph. Following the breaking news that the FA will trial a ban on heading for under 12s, Dr White, who is a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Coaching Sciences, provided expert comment to the media. His paper, which has found a definitive link between repetitive head impacts and CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), gained widespread media coverage including BBC News, The Telegraph, The Guardian, BBC Radio 5 Live.
  • Dr Jennifer Seddon, Lecturer in Psychology, was interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio talking about research commissioned by NHS England with regards to drinking habits established during lockdown. The report warned that it could lead to thousands more alcohol related deaths in England in the next two decades.
  • Secondary school students took part in a simulation of a medical emergency at the Swindon Campus. The event, designed to show the students the different roles involved, was covered by local media including the Swindon Advertiser and Swindon Link.
  • Second-year graphic design student Emily-Rose Cripps has taken part in Edinburgh Zoo’s Giraffe About Town project which raises money for wildlife conservation. Emily’s contribution to the project has been covered by Edinburgh local news.
  • The news of two Oxford Brookes students who became the first apprentices in the UK to graduate as Chartered Architects, has been covered by architecture news, including the Architects’ Journal.
  • Dr Indroneel Chatterjee, Senior Lecturer in consumer psychology and marketing, was interviewed for a feature on BBC Future about the benefits of eating insects.
  • Glen O’Hara, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, wrote for The Spectator about the Conservative Party leadership contest.
  • News of former Premiership rugby player Tom Varndell, who has been appointed Head of Community at Oxford Harlequins and head of men’s rugby within Brookes Sport attracted local media attention. 

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