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Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

Allied health at Brunel has doubled its volume of world-leading research activity, the REF's top category, since the last assessment in 2014, and achieved a grade point average (a measure of the average quality of research) of 3.17. Since REF 2014, we have been awarded £16.4 million of grants for our allied health research and have graduated more than 100 PhD students.  View full results here.    

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REF results for health and life sciences panel

REF Unit of Assessment (click for full details) College Subjects World leading or internationally excellent research 4* 3* 2* 1* FTE equivalent
Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy (UoA 03) College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences Advanced Clinical Practice, Art Psychotherapy (Theory and Practice) MA, Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physician Associate, Physiotherapy, Public Health and Health Promotion, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing 84.0% 35.0% 49.0% 15.0% 0.0% 72.8
Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (UoA 04) College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences Psychology 51.0% 14.0% 37.0% 38.0% 9.0% 34.0
Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy (UoA 03) 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 35.0% 49.0% 15.0% 0.0% 1.0%
Output (65%) 41.8% 42.3% 14.3% 0.5% 1.1%
Impact (20%) 33.3% 41.7% 25.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Environment (15%) 12.5% 87.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
84% of research in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy at Brunel is world-class or international research

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Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (UoA 04) 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 14.0% 37.0% 38.0% 9.0% 2.0%
Output (65%) 23.1% 48.7% 24.4% 1.2% 2.6%
Impact (20%) 0.0% 0.0% 66.7% 33.3% 0.0%
Environment (15%) 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0%
51% of research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Brunel is world-leading or internationally excellent

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