Department of Health Sciences

12th for the School of Health Sciences research in REF2021

We are delighted with our recent performance in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), in which we placed 12th in the UK for our overall research quality (GPA) out of 31 submissions to UoA 2 Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care (according to analysis by the Times Higher Education).

In addition:

  • 96% of our research outputs in UoA 2 Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care were judged to be ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*)
  • Over half (56%) of our Research Outputs were judged to be ‘world leading’ in REF2021
  • 50% of our Research Impact in UoA 2 was judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in REF2021

The Research Excellence Framework is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. REF2021 results were announced on Thursday 12 May 2022, you can find more details on the University’s overall performance.

Times Higher Education (THE) analyse the results of REF2021 and rank each institution according to their performance.

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