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“I am extremely proud of the results obtained for this Unit of Assessment and the outstanding impact that our research makes to civil society.

The depth and breadth of our academic achievements are further evidenced by world-leading or internationally excellent research outputs and environment, reflecting a collaborative and interdisciplinary ethos.

These outstanding results are testament to our talented and dedicated academic, research, technical and business support staff – a real collective effort.”

Professor Victor Gault

Associate Dean R&I

People Involved

“Our aim is to undertake research that pushes the boundaries of our discipline. We are delighted that our research impact in REF2021 is joint first in the UK, with 100% of our research impact scoring 4/3*. Further, 83.7% of our published papers were judged to be 4/3* quality.

These results clearly demonstrate that we are the forefront of our field with an internationally excellent department which supports our researchers to produce world-leading and internationally excellent research with world class benefits for society.”

Professor Paul Dunlop, Research Director

Research Outputs