18 December 2014

85% of research by Hull York Medical School is world leading or internationally excellent

Researcher examining biomedical sample 

The quality and impact on health and patient care of research carried out in the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) was recognised by the University of York’s ranking as 7th in the country for Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care in the national Research Excellence Framework 2014, which published its results today. HYMS researchers were also part of York’s top-10 rated submissions in Biology and Psychology, and the University's submission in Archeaology.

At the University of Hull, HYMS research was included as part the Allied Heath submission, which ranked joint 15th in the UK in terms of impact. Overall, 87% of research submitted by Hull to this unit was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

This means that across the whole of HYMS (a partnership between the Universities of Hull and York) more than 85% of research received three or four stars, the highest awards available.

Professor Trevor Sheldon, Dean of the Hull York Medical School said:

‘I am delighted with this result, which demonstrates the excellence and relevance of our research. This is particularly impressive given that we were only established just over a decade ago. We are building on our strong track record with new investments to further strengthen our position as a leading centre for health and medical research.’