Research in Sussex Neuroscience

Neuroscience integrates a broad range of questions and experimental techniques, spanning molecular, cellular, systems, cognitive, behavioural and computational approaches. Sussex carries out cutting-edge research in all these major areas using state-of-the-art facilities. A key advantage of Sussex over other institutions in the UK is that this research is carried out on one compact campus, allowing multidisciplinary collaborations to flourish.

REF2014 and Sussex Neuroscience

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 was a two-year exercise aimed at assessing the quality of research carried out by all the UK universities. Neuroscientists at Sussex were distributed between two units of assessment: “Biological Sciences and “Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience”. Judged by “Research Output”, Sussex was placed 8th and 9th in these two categories, respectively. In “Biological Sciences”, 48% of our submitted papers were judged to be in the top category of 4* (“quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour”), a proportion surpassed by only two other institutions in the UK. A partial digest of the REF results is provided here [PDF, 1.85MB].