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REF 2014 Results


  • QMUL positioned within the top 10 multi-faculty colleges in the UK and Barts and The London Medical School within the top 5 in the country
  • 90% of outputs in clinical medicine and 80% in health services judged world-leading/internationally excellent
  • Wolfson staff returned in both Clinical Medicine (UoA1) and Health Services (UoA2) and submissions placed respectively 7/31 and 5/32 with grade point averages of 3.28 and 3.29
  • Outputs in the area of preventive medicine (cardiovascular and especially cancer) judged to be particularly strong
  • Wolfson provides 10 impact case studies (8/15 in UoA1 and 2/3 in UoA2)
  • Significant majority of impacts judged to be outstanding in terms of reach and significance
  • Particular strengths of impacts in breast cancer and understanding ethnic inequalities in mental health
  • Vital and sustainable research environment 

Impact Case Studies

UoA1 Anastrozole for oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer

UoA1 Antenatal screening for Down's syndrome

UoA1 Cervical screening

UoA1 Breast cancer screening with two view mammography

UoA1 Radiotherapy for ductal carcinoma and recurrence

UoA1 Sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer

UoA1 Smoking cessation - treating the intractable smoker

UoA1 Environmental tobacco smoke

UoA2 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

UoA2 Ethnic inequalities in mental health



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