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Outcomes from the REF provide accountability for public funding of universities and influence funding allocation.
The REF2021 results show the combined strength of King’s profile for high-quality, impactful research within allied and applied health research, including dentistry.
Research from the Faculty was considered within Unit of Assessment 3 (UoA3), which covers research in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy. King’s was the top rated university within UoA3 showing the combined strength of King’s profile for impactful research within allied and applied health research.
UoA3 research at King’s is defined by its collaborative nature, that it spans the whole life course, from birth to death and takes account of the whole person – mind and body. The Faculty’s contribution and the outcomes below reinforce its position as a world-leader in dentistry, oral and craniofacial sciences, producing high quality research that spans discovery to clinical research.
Further information:You can find out more about the impact of King’s research in Spotlight feature series.
REF 2021 results webstory for Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at King's
Professor Nigel Pitts, Academic Lead for Impact at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences discusses the faculty’s recent REF submission, and in particular share his insights into the case studies we are putting forward as part of the submission.
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