In May 2022 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results for UK universities found 68% of research submissions by LSBU were ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, a 14% rise from 2014. REF is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK universities.
Professor Tara Dean, LSBU’s Provost, said, “We are delighted that LSBU have been presented with the HR Excellence in Research Award today. LSBU’S ground-breaking research every year includes work with a real-world impact including the: discovery and investigation of Covid Anxiety Syndrome (with Kingston University), study of street gangs to help Waltham Forest Council tackle crime and our leading role on the GreenSCIES research project to deliver low carbon and affordable energy. The HR Excellence in Research Award will help LSBU continue to improve the quality and impact of our research and provide even more support for our staff to develop their research skills and employability.”
The HR Excellence in Research Award marks a UK research institution’s commitment to implement the principles of the formal agreement (Concordat) of between funders, research institutions, managers of researchers and researchers to support the career development of researchers.