UoR is ranked as one of the UK’s ten most research-intensive universities and as one of the top 200 universities in the world. Research within the Faculty of Life Sciences is organised into cross-cutting themes. The Food Chain and Health (FCH) theme covers expertise from primary food production to impacts of diet on chronic disease and represents a unique pool of expertise. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), several Schools/Departments in the Faculty were awarded top ratings (5-5**).
The Department of Food Biosciences is the largest University department of its kind in the UK, and has 21 full-time academic staff publishing on average 100 manuscripts per year. It is renowned for its excellence in teaching and research and achieved a rating of '5' in the last RAE, recognising the national and international quality of our work. The Department delivers international levels of research and teaching in the food biosciences using modern advanced technologies and inter-disciplinary expertise. In addition, The Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) is an active research centre, specialising in gerontology and ageing research.