Published: 19 December 2014

Health and medical research rated top ten in the UK

93 per cent of Surrey’s biosciences, health and veterinary research has been rated world-leading or internationally excellent by the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessed the quality and impact of research submitted by UK universities across all disciplines.

Research within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences was submitted to the Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy category, where Surrey was placed eighth out of 94 institutions, according to the Times Higher Education.

Overall, 44 per cent of our research was rated world-leading (4*) and 49 per cent was rated internationally excellent (3*). In addition, 66 per cent of our research was rated in the top 4* category for its outstanding impact in terms of reach and significance to society, such as the development of new diagnostic tests for infectious diseases or its influence on public policy.

Learn more about the high quality research conducted within our six Research Groups: Cardiovascular & Cancer studies; Infectious DiseasesNursing & HealthcareNutrition, Metabolism & DiabetesSleep, Chronobiology & Addiction.

Professor Lisa Roberts, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, said: “I am absolutely delighted by these results, which are testament to the hard work and dedication of colleagues within the Faculty. The recognition of our research as world leading and internationally excellent is a strong reflection of our focus on quality research with impact, and positions us as one of the leading UK universities for health and medical research. This provides us with an even stronger platform on which to build further expansion of our health and medical activity in the coming years.”

Read more about Surrey in the REF and discover our research within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

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