REF 2014

REF 2014 logo92% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent!

The Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, Clinical Dentistry and Human Communication Sciences are delighted to learn that our ratings in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework far exceed our results in the previous assessment.

92% of our overall profile is rated world leading or internationally excellent.The School of Nursing and Midwifery has sustained its position in the top third in this unit of assessment.

In total the three schools returned 33.2 staff (with additional staff returned in sociology and modern languages and linguistics). Our grade point average in 2008 was 2.7 (out of 4). In REF2014 it was 3.2.

The Head of Department and Director of Research would like to congratulate the entire School for this fantastic result. Naturally it reflects directly on those of us who are research active. But we recognise that this endeavour is only possible because of those colleagues who carry heavy responsibilities for teaching and administration.

Thanks and congratulations are due to all the School staff who contributed to this success.