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 number of research students. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), which included universities from across the UK, showed that Roehampton University performed significantly better across all areas of participation compared to the 2001 RAE, with over half of Roehampton University’s submissions ranked within the top 30 in the UK.
The 2008 RAE results rated Roehampton University as number one for its research in Dance. Dance at Roehampton has the fifth highest concentration of world-class activity of any department in the country in any subject. Roehampton University also achieved first place in Biological Anthropology in the UK – beating Cambridge University’s Biological Anthropology Department. 80 per cent of the research submitted from Anthropologists was deemed internationally excellent or world class. Drama also scored well, achieving top-20 status.The RAE found that over a third of research at Roehampton is classed as internationally excellent or world class (3* or 4*) – the highest classifications available. When 2* ranking is included, 78% of research submitted is regarded as being of internationally recognised standard.
Strong academic support
The Research Office is responsible for the support and promotion of research and scholarly activity, including the University research ethics procedures, and the coordination and development of provision for research degree programmes through the Graduate School.Each of the University’s ten departments has a Research Strategy as part of its Departmental Plan, and research activity is a criterion in all academic appointments. Departments support research activity in many ways including study leave schemes, student bursaries, research-methods classes, travel funds, research centres, research clusters, the hosting of conferences and the organization of seminar and lecture series.
Roehampton University's extensive Library and other learning resources are enhanced through the major academic resources of the capital, including internationally-renowned museums, galleries, libraries and archives.
Further information about the research vision and research activity of the University can be found in this section of the site. If you would like to find a particular member of research staff, please use the University’s Staff Directory. You can find out about research activity in particular subject areas through the web pages of the Academic Departments or through the web pages of the University's Research Centres. If you have a press related enquiry you can use our Media Experts database. You can also browse the Roehampton University Research Repository, a collection of research papers produced by the University.
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For information relating to the Code of Good Research Practice please click on the link.
For information relating to the University’s Ethics Guidelines & Procedures please click on the link.