The Research Excellence Framework 2021 results are the culmination of many years of work. But the real world results – the fact that we are carrying out excellent research across our diverse disciplines and making real world impacts – is what really matters. Even as these results are announced we continue this work.
Professor Rachel Fyson, Head of School
89% of our research outputs have been ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Our research has real-world impact. Three of our impact case studies have been assessed as outstanding in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.
Professor Rachel Fyson and Rachael Clawson led the ‘My Marriage, My Choice’ project looking at how people with learning disabilities may be forced into marriages they do not understand. They have worked closely with the government’s Forced Marriage Unit since 2009.
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Dr Simon Roberts, Associate Professor, studies workers’ entitlements when they are employed in another country from their own. Although these should be standard across the EU, some employers find loopholes that save them money at the expense of vulnerable workers.
Professor John Holmwood’s influential book, 'Countering Extremism in British Schools? The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair', explores how allegations that a Birmingham school was indoctrinating its pupils were dealt with by the press and the courts.
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