Research Exercise Framework (REF) 2014 results

Strength of research at the School for Policy Studies confirmed

The results of the 2014 Research Exercise Framework (REF) confirms the excellence of research in social policy and social work in the School for Policy Studies. 80% of of our research was rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” and the School was rated 10th overall in the country rising to joint 8th when the number of staff submitted is taken into account.

The results of the 2014 Research Exercise Framework (REF) rate the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences (ENHS) as the leading centre of international research excellence within the field of physical activity, nutrition and health research. ENHS was rated 1st in the UK. In addition 100% of its evidence research impact was judged to be of the highest level. 

More details of the REF2014 assessment method can be found at