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A physiotherapist who works with patients in the Adult Intensive Care Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital has become the first physio working clinically at Oxford University Hospitals to receive funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to study for a PhD. Owen Gustafson, OUH’s lead physiotherapist for the AICU, has been awarded […]

USA, Chile and Peru interim trial data show Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and highly effective

 Phase III study of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine conducted by AstraZeneca plc in the USA, Chile and Peru has shown that vaccine is safe and highly effective, adding to previous trial data from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa, as well as real-world impact data from the United Kingdom. Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine 79% effective […]

Gary Ford, CEO Oxford AHSN, joins the NICE Board

Professor Gary Ford, Chief Executive of the Oxford AHSN, is joining the Board of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Gary is one of six new non-executive directors. They take up their new roles from 1 April 2021. Gary said: “I am delighted to join the NICE Board and bring my experience in clinical […]

Two doses of vaccine offer same protection from COVID as prior infection, study finds

Two doses of either the Pfizer or Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine offer similar protection against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection to that coming from natural immunity after infection, an ongoing study of healthcare workers has found. None of the 1,456 healthcare workers at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust who had received two vaccines had a symptomatic infection […]

Novavax Success in final analyses

The final analyses for this trial are described in Novavax UK and SA Final Data Announcement March 11 2021 FINAL[87]  .  Part of the Study took place at the Warneford site in Oxford houses both the Oxford Health NHS FT and the University of Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry 


A new home monitoring service provided by Oxford University Hospitals has benefitted more than 160 extremely vulnerable patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILD).  Patients with ILD, an umbrella term for more than 200 chronic lung disorders, can experience progressive lung scarring and require regular care, and are at high risk of COVID-19.  As a result, the Trust’s Interstitial […]

Covid-19: investigating the team working experiences of front line NHS staff

A new research project, led by Oxford Brookes University, will examine the team working experiences of front line NHS staff working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 18-month project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of UK Research and Innovation’s rapid response to COVID-19, will interview and survey NHS personnel who worked, or […]

COVID-19: Large number of infection survivors will experience cognitive complications, research finds

A research review led by Oxford Brookes University has found a large proportion of COVID-19 survivors will be affected by neuropsychiatric and cognitive complications. Psychologists at Oxford Brookes University and a psychiatrist from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, evaluated published research papers in order to understand more about the possible effects of the SARS-COV-2 infection […]

New publication demonstrates scale of impact delivered by Research and Innovation at Alliance universities

A new publication released today by University Alliance (UA), showcases how research taking place in universities across the Alliance is delivering local and global impact. Oxford Brookes University is one of 12 universities which form University Alliance, representing professional and technical universities. Launched to coincide with British Science Week, the publication uses case studies to highlight how Alliance […]

Oxford vaccine creator Professor Sarah Gilbert awarded RSA Albert Medal

Professor Sarah Gilbert has been awarded the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce’ (RSA) Albert Medal for her work on the Oxford vaccine. The lead researcher on the Oxford vaccine team, Professor Sarah Gilbert is Professor of Vaccinology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. She is the Oxford Project Leader for ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, […]