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“I am delighted with the outstanding results produced by the School of Sport.

The depth and breadth of achievements in this Unit of Assessment are evident in world-leading/internationally excellent scores across the entire assessment profile, especially in terms of research impact and environment.

I am especially proud of our achievements to translate research outcomes into meaningful impact for the benefit of wider civil society.

These outstanding results are testament to an excellent collaborative team of talented and dedicated academic, research, technical and business support staff.”

Professor Victor Gault

Associate Dean R&I

People Involved

“The School of Sport is delighted with the results from REF2021, and they are testament to the hard work completed over a sustained period of time. Our research, returned by 19.2 academic staff, encompasses the disciplines of exercise medicine, physical activity and the social sciences of sport. 81% of our outputs and 100% of our impact and environment were rated as outstanding or very considerable, and world-leading or internationally excellent respectively.

These outstanding results for sport and exercise science research at Ulster demonstrates a continued upward trajectory and solidifies our research base as world-leading and internationally excellent aligned to innovative, cutting-edge and inter-disciplinary research in sport and exercise.”

Professor Gareth Davison, Research Director