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Research Excellence Framework

Posted on 17 May 2022

REF 2021

The world-leading research undertaken by the Centre for Health Economics has been recognised in the results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

CHE was part of a submission made jointly with the Department of Health Sciences, the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and Hull York Medical School, and was ranked 9th overall in the country for Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care. When the large number of researchers who contributed to the submission (92) was considered, the submission was ranked 6th nationally. 

The results, which were published on 12th May 2022, indicate that, overall, 95% of research was assessed as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. 

The impact of our research beyond academia in terms of benefits in areas such as public policy was particularly notable. This was reviewed based on seven case-studies, with 6/7 considered ‘world leading’ and a ranking of 5th in the country. 

The University of York in general performed well in REF 2021, being ranked 10th equal overall (up from 14th in the last REF in 2014), with 93% of research judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. This link provides more details.