Research at Sussex
Our research is contributing new knowledge, ideas and solutions, which is leading to real change in the world and making a difference to people’s lives.
We’re proud of our performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) – 89% of research activity submitted was categorised as either ‘world-leading’ (40.6%) or ‘internationally excellent’ (48.4%).
See our REF 2021 results, learn the basics and discover our stories.
Shining a light on the impact of pesticides on bees
Professor Dave Goulson’s research into the impact of pesticides on bumblebees has been widely cited in the media, and has led governments to take action to better protect insects.
World's first global podoconiosis map
Dr Kebede Deribe, an epidemiologist at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, has been leading efforts to create a global map of podoconiosis.
The Global Atlas will provide public health officials and policy makers with vital information needed to treat patients.
Using data to tackle biodiversity loss
How can we use small-scale data to see bigger patterns in biodiversity loss?
Professor Jörn Scharlemann's research has been instrumental in securing a ban on the international trade of pangolins, the world’s only scaly mammals threatened with extinction.
Computers that could change our lives
Scientists at Sussex have developed the world’s first blue print for building a quantum computer.
Giving babies a better start
A baby’s birth can be an anxious time for any parent, but premature (or pre-term) babies are particularly vulnerable when they are born.
Now, thanks to research at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), the outlook for premature babies around the world is much brighter.
SSRP researchers explore the impact of sustainability uncertainties on youth mental health
SSRP highlights two interdisciplinary youth mental health projects for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 which aim to strengthen community resilience
Sussex research answers global challenges, as REF 2021 identifies its ‘world-leading’ quality
A major review has identified the ‘world-leading’ quality of research at the University of Sussex, which tackles the grand challenges of our time.
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