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92 per cent of our research was scored as 4* (world leading) - the highest quality – or 3* (internationally excellent) in The Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) for Allied Health and Nursing.

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) also ranked the School of Health Sciences 6th out of 94 institutions for research outputs in Allied Health and Nursing (Times Higher Education). 

Professor Val Lattimer, Head of the School of Health Sciences, said “I am delighted to be able to share our excellent REF 2014 outcome for UEA and the School of Health Sciences. Our position is a testament to our dedicated and passionate staff and our innovative approach to research. At the School of Health Sciences, we pride ourselves in producing life-changing research, with leading academics and cutting-edge facilities supporting and advancing our work in this area. This REF performance clearly establishes our reputation as a leading the way in world-class research.”

Other highlights include:

  • Allied Health Professionals and Nursing was ranked 6th (out of 94 institutions) for research outputs (GPA)†
  • In the national league tables for our very large unit of assessment (Allied Health Professionals and Nursing) comprising 94 institutions we were ranked 25th overall
  • The Faculty of Medicine and Health continues to deliver world class research. On average, over 85 per cent of our research was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ according to a major Government analysis released today.

The quality and impact of research carried out across all faculties at the University has improved dramatically over the last six years.

REF2014 ranks UEA 21st among mainstream British universities, or 28th out of 154 when specialist institutions are included. UEA is one of the biggest climbers with a rise of 12 places since the last assessment in 2008.

The results show that more than 82 per cent of UEA research is now classified as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ - compared with 50 per cent in 2008. This confirms UEA’s position as a premier research institution across the arts, sciences, health and social sciences, making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society.

REF is a periodic national exercise by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to assess the quality and impact of research at UK universities. The results are used to allocate around £2 billion of research funding to universities each year.

Research was submitted to REF2014 under 36 separate areas of study, or Units of Assessment, and eight UEA subjects have made the UK top 10.

This is the first time that the ‘impact’ of university research on economic growth, health and social well-being, and improved quality of life has been assessed alongside overall quality.

Further detail about REF2014, including a series of case studies showing the impact of UEA research, is available here:

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