Quality of Research
Recognition for Cardiff’s world-leading research
Dr Tom Freeman, School of Psychology is investigating the fundamental processes involved in interpreting image motion during activity, such as motion after effect, ageing, eye movement and motion sensitivity, and the psychophysics of active motion perception, among other areas.
The latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008) shows that world-leading research is being undertaken throughout Cardiff University. The outcomes represent another outstanding success for the University, which is established as one of the UK’s leading research universities and as the powerhouse of research in Wales - where the University provided 40% of the 2,500 researchers submitted for assessment.
Almost 60 per cent of all research at Cardiff University was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent – 4* and 3* the top two categories of assessment. Remarkably, 33 out of 34 research areas submitted by the University for assessment by independent panels of experts are shown to be undertaking research that includes work that is “world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.”
“I am delighted that the world-leading research being undertaken at Cardiff is being recognised as such and I congratulate staff,” said Vice Chancellor Dr David Grant.
“The benefits that come from such world-leading research is of enormous importance. The breadth and scale of research being undertaken at Cardiff is impressive in this respect. Our research has real and meaningful outcomes that improve and change the lives of people worldwide. This recognition of Cardiff’s powerful research profile is good news not just for the University, but for Wales and our communities more widely as our world-leading research drives forward improvements in so many areas.”