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.

REF2021 and Sussex Neuroscience

The Research Excellence Framework 2021 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”.

94% of our research overall in Biological Sciences was assessed to be world leading or internationally excellent, and we were assessed to be top 20 in the UK for our research overall in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience in REF 2021 (Times Higher Education). You can read more about our REF results here.