News

Ambulance pressure: Life on the frontline

The BBC followed specialist paramedic, and Oxford Brookes lecturer, Georgett Eaton on a typical day as a paramedic.

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Relevant areas: Department of Applied Health and Professional Development

Fantasy play helps creative thinking in children

Engaging in fantasy play could benefit creative thinking in children. This is one of the findings of a study presented yesterday, Thursday 15 September, by Dr Louise Bunce at Oxford Brookes University, to the annual conference of the British Psychological Society’s Developmental Psychology Section in Belfast.

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Relevant areas: Psychology, PSWPH

Brookes to jointly host international conference on healthcare

This week (6-9 September) Oxford Brookes will jointly host the eighth international conference on interprofessional practice and education (IPE); the first time in 10 years it has been hosted in Europe. The conference, All Together Better Health (ATBH), is the leading global IPE conference, bringing together healthcare providers and industry leaders, educators, students and policymakers to advance interprofessionalism locally, regionally and worldwide.

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Relevant areas: PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Placement of the Year Awards Ceremony 2016

The 4th Placement of the Year Awards Ceremony was held on the 28th of June, in The Lounge, John Henry Brookes Building at Headington Campus to celebrate excellence in student placement provision by health and social care service providers.

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Relevant areas: all departments

Brookes students praise health and social care providers for excellent learning experience

The Placement of the Year Awards celebrate excellent placements and learning environments provided by health and social care providers from 350 placement providers, including local NHS Trusts the Oxford Radcliffe University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as well as placement providers in London, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and Gloucestershire.

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Relevant areas: Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Memories of being a London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer

It’s just 50 days until the Rio Olympic Games 2016 and as the Olympic Torch makes its way around Brazil - the last part of the journey before the Games begin in August - Brookes nutrition alumna Julia Hayes shares memories of being a London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer.

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Relevant areas: Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Oxford Academic Health Science Centre Annual Report 2015/16

In May, the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC), published its second annual report.

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Relevant areas: Department of Nursing

Honorary doctorates awarded as part of 125th anniversary of nurse education in Oxford

To commemorate the 125th anniversary of nurse education in Oxford this year, Dame Julie Moore and Professor Judith Ellis MBE will receive honorary doctorates.

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Relevant areas: Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Student midwife recognised at national awards

An inspirational student midwife was honoured this week for her passion and commitment at a prestigious awards ceremony in Central London. Jane Carpenter was recognised by Cavell Nurses’ Trust for her enthusiasm, commitment and hard work in her midwifery studies and wins a £1,500 prize fund to put towards a travel placement of her choice, enabling her to further develop her skills as a midwife.

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Relevant areas: Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH

Treasure hunting in Special Collections

Dr Elizabeth Casson opened the first School of Occupational Therapy in 1930, which joined Oxford Brookes University in 1992. Dr Casson was awarded a gold Gaskell Medal in 1927 for scholarship in clinical psychiatry. The medal was donated to the University by a member of Dr Casson’s family and complements the Dorset House Archive, which records the history of the School.

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Relevant areas: Department of Sport and Health Sciences

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