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Oxford Cancer launched

Oxford Cancer launched Oxford Cancer is a new initiative at the University of Oxford, representing cancer research across the city of Oxford. Oxford Cancer facilitates and supports the application of University of Oxford and OUH research to tackle one of the biggest causes of death worldwide through multidisciplinary collaborations. As a strategic research theme, Oxford […]

Life Sciences Vision

The document Life Sciences Vision was published in early July and is available here life-sciences-vision July 2021 Professor Sir John Bell, chairman of the OAHP Board, played a leading role in its development and in the introduction from Prime Minister Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, he says “I cannot think of a time when we […]

Air quality expert appointed to government advisory group

Rajat Gupta, Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change at Oxford Brookes University, has been appointed as Ad Hoc member to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG)  The group provides independent scientific advice to DEFRA on air quality issues such as emission sources and characteristics of air pollutants […]

How missing out on nursery due to COVID has affected children’s development – new research

Nurseries can be noisy places. A clutch of three-year-olds gathered round a book shout excitedly. Across the room, a small committee of toddlers negotiates over stickers and string.  Outside, key workers encourage pairs of miniature gymnasts while others sing to drowsy babies. And through the cacophony, children’s use of language develops.  For parents collecting their children, the […]

We must tackle the mental health consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Professor Kam Bhui, Professor of Psychiatry (Department of Psychiatry), is researching how to help young people who have suffered Adverse Childhood Experiences. Creative processes offer new perspectives, personalised options and choice. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can refer to a range of experiences from verbal, sexual, or physical abuse; to neglect; substance misuse, or family mental […]

CRITICAL SIX-WEEK WINDOW TO ‘RESET’ BLOOD PRESSURE AFTER GIVING BIRTH

Lowering a hypertensive mother’s blood pressure within six weeks after giving birth could significantly cut their future risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in Hypertension.   The University of Oxford researchers, who include Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) clinicians, also found that giving women blood […]

OUH CANCER RESEARCH TEAM SHORTLISTED FOR TOP NURSING ACCOLADE

An Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) early phase clinical trials team have been named as finalists for the prestigious RCN Nursing Awards 2021.  The team, based at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, have been shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in Cancer Research Nursing’ category, which is sponsored by Cancer Research UK. The RCN Nursing Awards shortlist showcases the best of […]

£24m Investment into Adolescent Mental Health to Enable Young People to Flourish

UKRI have announced a major £24 million investment into improving the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents in the UK. One of the projects being funded is led by Professor Kam Bhui in the Department of Psychiatry, it will bring together diverse creative-arts, digital and health experts to investigate how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can […]

Protecting pedestrians from air pollution with bus shelter design – new research begins

Researchers at Oxford Brookes University have been awarded funding to improve bus shelter design, to counteract roadside traffic pollution.  The project is part of the University of Birmingham-led TRANSITION Clean Air Network, which is funding five new research projects aimed at improving air quality by reducing harmful transport emissions.  Oxford Brookes University researchers led by Dr Fabrizio Bonatesta, Reader […]