Research Excellence Framework (REF)

In REF14 biomedical sciences including nutrition research was awarded an unprecedented 4* and rated as world-leading.


The Biomedical Sciences Research submission, including nutrition research, was ranked top five out of 94 universities in the Research Excellence Framework 14.

World-leading research

  • Our research environment was awarded an unprecedented 100% or 4* which is defined as world-leading.
  • 95% of our research impact, predominantly in the area of nutrition research, was scored world-leading and internationally excellent (4* and 3*)
  • 81% of research published papers were judged to be world leading and internationally excellent (4* and 3*).

Our impact case studies

Read more about some of our REF14 research: