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Research Excellence (RAE2008 and REF2014)

UEL School of Psychology has submited staff to all research assessments/evaluations since they began in the 1990s. In RAE2008, in the Psychology unit of assessment (UoA44), 98% of the peer-reviewed papers we submitted were rated as international level, internationally excellent or world leading.  We have consistently demonstrated our strengths within the Psychology unit of assesment and also contributed to international level and above ratings in Sociology, Allied Health Professions, Social Policy and Social Work, and Education unit submissions. 

Our submission for Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (UoA4) for REF2014 highlights our specific and long-standing contributions in:

  • The development of children with neuro-developmental problems
  • Understanding life-course effects of environmental and social risks
  • The application of neuroscience & technology in diagnosis and screening
  • Understanding difficulties and differences in visual cognition, including face, object and language processing, decision making, and memory
  • The neuro-psychological effects of recreational and prescription drugs
  • The diagnosis and treatment of mental health difficulties.

We also submitted staff in REF2014 in UoA22 (Social Policy and Social Work) and UoA23 (Sociology). This work was focussed on Social Change.

The majority of submitted staff members in these units are from our Psychological Sciences and Professional Practice subject areas with staff focused within five clusters:

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