Professor Susan Brooks

OrganisationSusan Brooks

Oxford Brookes University

Job title

Director of Researcher Development


Susan completed her PhD, in pathology, at University College London Medical School in 1990. She continued with post-doctoral cancer research at the same institution until 1995 when she joined Oxford Brookes University as a Senior Lecturer. She continues in her academic role, teaches undergraduates and heads a small cancer research team. Since 2006 she has had a split role, spending half of her time as the University’s Director of Researcher Development, where she develops, oversees and delivers skills training programmes for research students and research-active staff at all levels across the University. She was promoted to Professor in 2016, partly based on her researcher development work. Susan has been the Vitae representative for the South East region since 2017 and is a Vitae Researcher Developer Senior Fellow.