Department of Psychology

REF 2014

Results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework

UoA 4 Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Our research, which has international reach, has had significant impacts on securing reliable witness testimony, interviewing procedures to detect deception, and also on public understanding and engagement with science at our zoo-based primate research facility.

Compared with RAE2008 we have more than doubled (from 25%) the proportion of world leading and internationally excellent research, reflecting our strengths in Comparative and Evolutionary PsychologyForensic PsychologySituated Action and Communication and Quality of Life, Health and Wellbeing.

Twenty members of staff (9 female), including four early career researchers, were submitted to REF2014 – an increase of 25% from RAE2008.  Our Grade Point Average places us 3rd in the Alliance Group of Universities.

  • 100% of our impact recognised as outstanding 4* or very considerable 3* in terms of its reach and significance.

  • 67% of our research profile rated as world leading or internationally excellent.

  • 57% of outputs regarded as world leading (16%) or internationally excellent (41%).