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.

The Hillsborough Project 1990-2003

Professor Phil Scraton carried out research which made a key contribution to the exposure and official recognition of injustice regarding the Hillsborough disaster.

Linguistically Innovative Poetry

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.