“I am delighted with the outstanding results for this Unit of Assessment. Our world-leading or internationally excellent research environment illustrates a vibrant research culture enriched by exceptional early career researchers, post-docs and PhD researchers.
I am especially pleased to see that our research makes a real and tangible impact on society. These exceptional results were only possible through the vital contributions of our talented and dedicated academic, research, technical and business support staff – a real team effort!”
How we did
An impressive 74% of our research has been judged as world-leading or internationally excellent.
100% of our impact case studies have been judged as having outstanding or very considerable impacts in terms of their reach and significance.
We are delighted with the endorsement of our research impact, our researchers are committed and motivated to make significant societal change in mental health and wellbeing.
100% of our research environment has been judged as being conducive to producing research of world-leading or internationally excellent quality and enabling outstanding impact, in terms of its vitality and sustainability
Since REF2014 we have made substantial investments in our researchers, physical infrastructure and our research culture. We are proud of our collaborative approach to research within the School that fosters innovation and creativity
“We are delighted with our REF2021 results that endorse Ulster’s vibrant psychology research community, our committed researchers and their tangible impact on society.
Our research environment was rated 100% world-leading or internationally excellent (3/4*), and 100% of our impact was rated as outstanding or very considerable (3/4*).
These outstanding results celebrate the efforts of our hard-working colleagues engaged in research that improves the lives of people both locally and worldwide.”