In this year's Research Excellence Framework review 2014, we have demonstrated our progress on expanding and enhancing our research base through our Institutes and Centres, creating a strong and sustainable research environment for our staff and students and evidencing the impact we make through our applied research.
In terms of the 'research power' calculation applied in the previous assessment in 2008, which accounts for both the quality and the quantity of research, Leeds Beckett came second in the country for Sport and Exercise Science, Leisure and Tourism – up from third in 2008 - with 59% of the research submitted being assessed as world leading or internationally excellent. It also came in the top ten in the Communication, Culture and Media Studies, Library and Information Management unit. The University’s results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit – which it entered for the first time - were also noteworthy, with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.All results can be found on the REF website.
New centre to tackle obesity launched in Leeds
With the government’s new Childhood Obesity Strategy due out any day, internationally-renowned academics, Professor Pinki Sahota and Professor Paul Gately, from Leeds Beckett University are launching a new centre to bring together the vast expertise on obesity from across the whole university.
Join us for our first Research and Enterprise Conference
Our first annual Research and Enterprise Conference - #BeckettREC18 – will be held on Wednesday 27 June and booking is now open.
New research to prevent potential accidents in the chemical industry
Researchers at Leeds Beckett are collaborating with Care Chemicals to reduce the plant’s ‘lost time injury’ rates to zero by looking at the design of work systems as well as safety behaviours and culture in the organisation.
Public Lectures and Events
Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference 2018
4th Annual SEEDS Conference organised by the Leeds Sustainability Institute in partnership with the Dublin Institute of Technology
PsyCen Seminar: Using tailored psychological techniques delivered on a DVD for stroke survivors with aphasia
Speaker: Dr Suzie Wang
PsyCen seminar- Making visible the 'invisible': institutional conceptualisations of and responses to sexual violence
Speaker: Professor Vanita Sundaram, University of York
Annual Psychology PhD Conference 2018
Please join us to hear about the interesting and varied research that the Psychology PhD students are currently undertaking.