Oxford Brookes University is a successful modern university whose main activities are teaching and research.
Rehabilitation research and teaching in the Allied Health Professions is focused within the Centre for Rehabilitation which is directed by Professor Dawes. Research spans across three core research themes: Movement, Rehabilitation and Clinical Exercise.
The centre, with its state-of-the-art Movement Science and Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation (CLEAR) facilities, is centrally located for Oxford Health and OUH-NHS trusts and within easy reach of Trusts across the Thames Valley. Professors and researchers in the Centre collaborate with Thames Valley NHS trusts, the Oxford Health Sciences Network (AHSN), the Oxford Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), the Oxford Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC), the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurology and the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain. These key partners provide important and complementary collaborations for rehabilitation research and teaching.
The Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physiotherapy (PT) programs at OBU are consistently in the top 10 in the UK, and in the recent Research Excellence Framework 85% of the Allied Health Professional (AHP) research return was rated world leading/Internationally excellent and 90% of the research impact was rated world leading/Internationally excellent.