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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 study to boost representation of women in coaching

A Leeds Beckett University academic will be the key European expert for a new study into gender-specific education schemes for sports coaches and how these can help to boost the representation of women in coaching.

Groundbreaking antibiotic research receives international backing

A Leeds Beckett academic is working to fight antibiotic resistance, following a prestigious international grant.

How do we know if an athlete is mentally ready to sport following an injury?

When an athlete suffers an injury, it can be easy to see when they’re physically ready to return to sport, but how do you tell when they’re mentally ready?

Public Lectures and Events

Apr 22

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Tumblrweed, a real-time digital collage featuring as part of Leeds Digital Festival 2017.

May 2

CeASR Seminar: The impact of current legislation upon sex workers involved in the direct sex industry (prostitution) in England

Guest Speaker: Dr Billie Lister

May 4

CeASR Seminar

Social Change Programme Going Hungry Researching foodbank usage in the UK

May 5

Biochemical Seminar: Aging increases cell-to-cell transcriptional variability upon immune stimulation

Guest Speaker: Dr. Celia Martinez, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute.

May 9

CeASR Psychology Seminar

Guest Speaker Dr Tom Stafford University of Sheffield

May 10

Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Professor John O'Hara

From the Laboratory to the Mountain and back again

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