Department of Sport and Exercise Science

REF 2014

RESULTS OF THE 2014 RESEARCH EXCELLENCE FRAMEWORK

UoA 26 Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism

This was the first submission of the Department of Sport and Exercise Science to the research assessment process. Our submission was based on the fundamental and applied research of eight academics, including three Early Career Researchers, working in three interrelated, multidisciplinary research groups: Extreme Environmental Medicine and Science; Breast Health; Human Performance and Health. The submission included two impact case studies which reflected our world-leading role in applied research in these important niche areas. One impact statement was in the area of “Improving understanding and changing protocols for the rescue and resuscitation of immersion victims”, the other in the area of “Improving sports bra design and breast health through biomechanics research”.

  • 100% of our impact is rated as either outstanding or very considerable in terms of its reach and significance.
  • 87% of our research output is rated as internationally excellent or internationally recognised in terms of its quality, significance and rigour.
  • The environment that we create for research is rated as either internationally excellent or internationally recognised in terms of its quality, significance and rigour.