The University of Roehampton "has the best record for research among all modern universities in the UK" (The Sunday Times University Guide).
The University has an impressive history of research and publications and is keen to continue improving on that record by extending the range, depth and impact of its research, and expanding its Graduate School for research degree programmes.
The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), which assesses research excellences across all UK universities, showed that Roehampton’s Dance and Biological Anthropology
research was considered the very best in the country; and over half of the all University's submissions ranked within the top 30 in the UK.
The University is now working towards the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, which will appraise the standard of research across the UK. A key element of the process has been the development of a Code of Practice for the Selection of Staff for inclusion in the REF2014, which details the University’s fair and equitable approach to the selection of staff to be part of the REF2014 and to explain process and procedures for the treatment of research staff appeals, if applicable.
The University conducts Equality Impact Assessments on the Code. The latest EIA is available from the University’s dedicated REF2014 website
Working to nationally recognised benchmarks, through its Code of Good Research Practice and ethical guidelines, much of the University’s research activities are concentrated within 29 Research Centres and 2 Research Groups covering a wide range of disciplines. Many are interdisciplinary with members drawn from different research areas within the University, external academic partnerships and the visiting scholar scheme.
Find out more about research at Roehampton (including our numerous Research Centres) on our dedicated research pages.
The University’s internal REF 2014 website for staff is available here.
To find out more about the University’s research expertise contact the Research & Business Development Office 020 8392 3554
To search for University research publications go to the Roehampton University Research Repository