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Research Excellence Framework

Research with impact

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

In this year's Research Excellence Framework review 2014, we have demonstrated our progress on expanding and enhancing our research base through our Institutes and Centres, creating a strong and sustainable research environment for our staff and students and evidencing the impact we make through our applied research.

In terms of the 'research power' calculation applied in the previous assessment in 2008, which accounts for both the quality and the quantity of research, Leeds Beckett came second in the country for Sport and Exercise Science, Leisure and Tourism – up from third in 2008 - with 59% of the research submitted being assessed as world leading or internationally excellent. It also came in the top ten in the Communication, Culture and Media Studies, Library and Information Management unit. The University’s results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit – which it entered for the first time - were also noteworthy, with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.

All results can be found on the REF website.
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Research News

New international project to boost the profession of sport coaching across the European Union

A new project, led by Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial at Leeds Beckett University, will develop practical tools to promote and build the recognition, representation and status of sport coaching as a profession.

Awards of up to £80k available for medical technology collaborations

Leeds Beckett researchers working in fields linked to medical technologies are invited to apply for funding to develop innovative new products that will benefit patients.

Exploring more than 300 years of justice at the Old Bailey

A Leeds Beckett professor is exploring the history of victims’ access to justice in England over the course of three centuries in a new research collaboration.

Public Lectures and Events

Oct 24

PIR Seminar- International Approaches To Banning Inhumane Weapons

Speaker- Dr Steve Wright

Oct 31

PsyCen Seminar- ‘Everyone knows me as the weird kid’: Being bisexual, gender-fluid and fifteen

Speaker: Professor David Carless, Leeds Beckett University

Oct 31

CeASR Annual 'Howard Clark Memorial Lecture'- A fresh view on conflict: Logics of security versus the logics of peace at the example of the Korean conflict

Speaker: Dr Christine Schweitzer - Organiser: Dr Rachel Julian, Director of CeASR

Nov 7

PsyCen Seminar: The Utility of Decision Science to Enable Informed Patient Decision Making

Speaker: Professor Hilary Bekker (PhD), Chair in Medical Decision Making , Leeds Institute of Health Sciences –School of Medicine, University of Leeds, UK

Nov 7

PsyCen Seminar: The Utility of Decision Science to Enable Informed Patient Decision Making

Speaker: Professor Hilary Bekker (PhD), Chair in Medical Decision Making , Leeds Institute of Health Sciences –School of Medicine, University of Leeds, UK

Nov 21

PsyCen Seminar: Development and feasibility of a toolkit to support mental capacity assessment

Speaker: Dr Mark Jayes, Research Fellow in Communication Disability, Manchester Metropolitan University

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