Research Excellence Framework 2014

Outstanding quality of health research in Bangor University

The Head of the School of Healthcare Sciences has welcomed the REF 2014 results, in which 95% of health research at Bangor University was recognised as world-leading and internationally excellent.

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone said “The quality of our health research outputs put us in the top 3 out of 94 Universities. Our overall Research quality (GPA) was the highest in the University, measured at 3.29 out of 4.00.

“Our research covered important global health challenges around the organisation and delivery of healthcare across the life span, and from the bench to the bedside. This achievement demonstrates our commitment to research with impact for patients and health services.”

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone said she was delighted with the result, which she described as ‘a significant and important achievement’.

“This result reflects the expertise and commitment of our staff, and reinforces our ambition to remain a leading force in health research. We are committed to continuing to with our partners to find new ways to do and get research into practice so that patients and services benefit.

“This is an important result for our students as they will continue to benefit from studying in a research led environment, as well as at a university which is ranked top in Wales and 7th in the UK for student satisfaction. Our submission has resulted in an overall ranking in the top 20 out of 94 universities in the UK. We can all celebrate these results – they are testament to our existing excellence and future potential.”

A summary table of the University’s REF results can be accessed here.