UQ HMNS research well above world standard

The University of Queensland has performed outstandingly in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 evaluation in research areas covered by the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences.

UQ received the maximum grading of 5 (well above world standard) for its research in the field of Human Movement and Sports Science, a field in which much of the School's research work resides.

Aside from Human Movement and Sports Science, UQ Nutrition and Dietetics, which was not evaluated last time around, scored a rating of 4, defined as above world class standard.

Executive Dean Professor Bruce Abernethy said that UQ received the maximum rating of 5 (well above world standard) for eight of nine research categories within the UQ Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences.

"Even compared to other Australian institutions inside or close to the world's top 50 universities, that's an outstanding result," Professor Abernethy said.

"This is testament to the research effort and capacity of the entire Faculty."

Other fields within the UQ Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences  which received the maximum ranking of 5 (well above world standard) were social work, dentistry, nursing, psychology, neurosciences, clinical sciences, and pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences.