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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

Families using the system to control ‘vulnerable adult’ relatives

Families are using mental health issues to control vulnerable adults and force them into marriage, according to the latest research into honour-based abuse by Leeds Beckett University.

More funding is needed for mental health provision in schools, new research finds

Ninety-seven per cent of school leaders want to see more funding available for mental health provision in schools, according to new research by Leeds Beckett University and Hub4Leaders.

Self-injury more about coping than a cry for help

New research has revealed that most people who harm themselves do it as a way to deal with their emotional pain, rather than a cry for help.

Public Lectures and Events

Jan 29

CeASR Global Inequalities Lecture- Healthy public policy-making: people, ideas, systems, and politics

Speaker Dr Patrick Harris, NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School

Feb 7

50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival book launch

Join the Centre for Culture and the Arts for the launch of this book which uses a combination of photos and text to map Leeds' 50 year Carnival journey and helps to illuminate the full story of Caribbean-led creativity and multicultural hospitality. Introduced by Arthur France and Emily Zobel Marshall, short talks will be given by co-authors Guy Farrar, Tim Smith and Max Farrar.

Feb 14

PsyCen Seminar: A how to guide to reproducible research

Centre for Psychological Research (PsyCen) Seminar: A how to guide to reproducible research Cognition & Behaviour Programme Guest Speaker: Dr Kirstie Whitaker, Mozilla Fellow for Science, Alan Turing Institute

Feb 21

Lessons from the Frontline – Public Engagement and Local Health Systems

Professorial Inaugural Lecture for Mark Gamsu

Mar 6

Gender Research Conference 2018

The conference is an opportunity for staff to share and celebrate their research, network with colleagues, and to showcase Leeds Beckett’s gender research.

Mar 7

They Would Have Been Hung

Join Professor Nick Hardwick as he explores the legal and moral issues surrounding the treatment of those who have committed the most heinous offences – offences for which in the past they might have been hung.

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