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In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, the Institute of Psychological Sciences at the University of Leeds is ranked 11th among 76 Psychology Departments in the UK in terms of Research Power (i.e., research quality x quantity of research activity). Our return included a very high proportion of staff and also a high proportion of early career researchers reflecting the growing strength of the Institute. Each of the three main areas of our research (Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Health/Social Psychology) were judged to be of a high quality. During the assessment period (January 1st, 2001 to December 31st, 2008), members of the Institute:
The Institute's success in RAE2008 reflects our continuing and growing strength in research achievement, building on the Excellent (5) rating in the previous research assessment exercise.