Edge Hill University performed strongly in the national Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, with all subject areas featuring ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’ research.
Dr James Renton, Reader in History at Edge Hill, is investigating the interactions between the West and the Middle East in the twentieth century
A research partnership between Edge Hill University and Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council have developed innovative methods which have improved the management of coastal resources.
Dr Matt Greig, a Reader in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics at Edge Hill University, led research which has changed both clinical and sporting practice when considering fatigue as a cause of sports injuries. Matt’s research showed that the body’s physical response to football-related exercise has high-risk implications for injury and that fatigue increases these risks.
Research by Professor Roger Shannon has led to the revitalisation of a previously lost aspect of Birmingham’s cultural history, the legacy of the Birmingham Film and Video Workshop.
Dr Paul Ashton, Head of Biology at Edge Hill, carried out research which added a new species of plant to the British flora and has led to increased sympathetic management and conservation.
Research carried out by Professor Mark McGovern has had significant impact in promoting community-based approaches to post-conflict transition and human rights advocacy.
Professor Phil Scraton carried out research which made a key contribution to the exposure and official recognition of injustice regarding the Hillsborough disaster.
Professor Kevern Verney has contributed significantly to the improvement of knowledge and understanding of black civil rights and race relations in the United States.
Robert Sheppard, Professor of Poetry and Poetics and Programme Leader for Creative Writing at Edge Hill, has made an important contribution to the field of Linguistically Innovative Poetry (LIP) through his research, poetry and work as a critic.