This short video showcases some of our Faculty of Humanities & Social Science research submitted for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences: REF 2021
Explore our Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 submissions. The vast majority were classified as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
98% of our submitted research activity for Sport & Exercise Sciences, Leisure & Tourism was rated world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2021.
We placed in the top 10 (joint 6th) in the UK for Sport & Exercise Sciences, Leisure & Tourism in the Times Higher Education (THE) REF 2021 Rankings
91% of our submitted research activity for Social Work & Social Policy was rated world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2021.
New research suggests that the BlueIce app developed by Professor Paul Stallard could have a significant impact in reducing self-harm in young people.
Through our research we have improved the experiences and treatment of autistic people when they encounter the Criminal Justice System.
Our research has shown that Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy is an effective new treatment for debilitating tinnitus.
Our research into driver behaviour near bicyclists has saved lives, reduced injuries, and benefited the economy of Australia.
Children with pain are better able to live full lives because of the research conducted by our Centre for Pain Research.
Our research has helped to develop and apply methods for deriving an economic valuation of the effects of environmental damage on human health.
Drawing upon our research, global organisations have been able to make decisions on climate change, for the future.
Our research has contributed to multiple revisions of the National Minimum Wage, resulting in over 1 million people experiencing a pay increase.
Our research into the costs of air pollution has led to the UK’s Clean Van Commitment and an extension of London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone.
Our researchers have developed new theories that question our thinking of conflict. We’ve collaborated with museums to improve exhibits for war and violence.
Our research has examined emerging biochemical security threats.
Research from Bath has helped shape understanding of the political and financial feasibility of Universal Basic Income among policymakers and the public.
Research from the University of Bath has shaped policy linked to the affordability and subsequent support available for UK funerals.
Research from the University of Bath has informed policy change, directly impacting the living standards and social welfare of employees.
Research at Bath has been fundamental in the introduction of a MET on cigarettes and subsequently reducing sales of cigarette brands popular with key groups.
Over 1 million people have increased access to livelihood support, enabling them to move out of extreme poverty as a direct result of our research.
Our research has contributed to significant improvements in school governing policy and practice over the last 12 years.
Bath has contributed to research that aims to improve access and learning in cultural learning environments, for socially disadvantaged disabled people.
Research from Bath has influenced the way International Large-Scale Assessments (ILSAs) are used to assess and monitor UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our researchers have developed Activate; the first rugby-specific injury prevention exercise programme now used by rugby teams around the world.
In the search for tomorrow's champions, developing late can mean young athletes are overlooked. Our research helps young players reach their true potential.
Our researchers have developed the 'Crouch, Bind, Set' technique, making the rugby scrum safer for millions of players around the world.
Through our research, we have developed and implemented a set of recommendations to change the way in which firefighter's fitness is measured and assessed.