Research Excellence Framework 2014

Edge Hill University performed strongly in the national Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, with all subject areas featuring ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’ research.

Improving the management of coastal resources

A research partnership between Edge Hill University and Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council have developed innovative methods which have improved the management of coastal resources.

The consideration of fatigue as a cause of injury

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.

Discovery of two rare plant species

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.