REF 2021 is the second assessment carried out under the Research Excellence Framework (REF), with the first one issued in 2014. We are delighted to have maintained our position as best in the UK for Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience according to research power.
- Best in the UK for Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.
- 92% of our research is graded 4* (‘world-leading’) and 3* (‘internationally excellent’), of which 67% is in the 4* top category.
- Our research received a Grade Point Average of 3.57 (out of 4) ranking us 6th in the UK.
- Our research environment is ranked equal 1st in the UK with a 100% world-leading rating.
Professor Sophie Scott’s research has helped millions of people better understand and appreciate the use of laughter in our social interactions and is bringing neuroscience to audiences worldwide.
Research at UCL has created the first evidence-based picture of Developmental Language Disorder in primary school children, transforming understanding and informing policy and services.
The Mentalisation-Based Therapy development at UCL has influenced the clinical practice of 14,931 mental health practitioners in 22 countries, supporting better mental health for adults and children.