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Bond Public Health and Health Services receive top ranking for research excellence

Bond University’s Public Health and Health Services research team have received the highest possible ranking, ‘well above world standard’, from the Australian Research Council (ARC) in its Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 results.

In the Medical and Health Sciences areas overall and in the Clinical Sciences and Business and Management fields, Bond research has been assessed as ‘above world standard’.

Other research areas assessed as being ‘at world standard’ were:

  • Human Movement and Sports Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
  • Banking, Finance and Investment
  • Law and Legal Studies

The 2015 ERA report provides a retrospective research quality assessment of research conducted by all Australian Universities during the period 2008-2013.

Professor Keitha Dunstan, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) said she was pleased to report that the University had increased or maintained its rankings across its niche areas of research excellence.

“The 2015 results confirm Bond’s increasing research profile, both in terms of quality and scale,” she said.

“Considering that the period of this assessment exercise ended in 2013, I am confident that our research profile already exceeds these ratings, as indicated by our recent major grant successes and the continuing growth of our HDR cohort.

“Congratulations to all of our researchers for your outstanding efforts, especially our colleagues researching in the area of Public Health and Health Services for their topmost ranking.”

ARC Chief Executive Officer, Professor Aidan Byrne said the report showed an extraordinary breadth of outstanding research performance in Australia.

“These results confirm the outstanding performance of Australia’s universities in many research areas,” he said.

“World-class research is foundational to an innovative future and Australians can be confident, through ERA, that their investment in university research is leading to high-quality research necessary to address Australia’s economic, social and environmental challenges.”

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