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Psychology and Neuroscience at Bristol confirmed internationally leading by REF

18 December 2014

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 has ranked Bristol among the UK’s top research universities in the area of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.

Today saw the announcement of REF2014 results.  The REF2014 assessed the quality and impact of the research carried out by each UK institution in different research areas.  Research in the School of Experimental Psychology was assessed along with research in Psychiatry and Neuroscience.  The results confirmed that Bristol has one of the largest concentrations of researchers in this area and consistently produces work of the highest quality.  Overall 80% of the activity was rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent.  The Research Power measure naturally combines these two factors by multiplying the number of academics submitted by the overall quality profile and places us 7th in the country out of 82 UK Institutions that make a submission.   

The REF also confirmed the impact that our research has beyond the academic world.   80% of our work was awarded the highest ranking possible and was classified as have ‘Outstanding impacts in terms of their reach and significance’.

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