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These are fantastic results for LSE...this reflects the excellent research taking place within our research centre

Research Excellence Framework 2014: Impact  

LSE's impact case study submissions to REF2014's Social Work and Social Policy Unit of Assessment all received 4* grading. The following LSE Health case study was submitted by the Department of Social Policy.

Re-igniting R&D for antibiotics
Professor Elias Mossialos

This case study focused on LSE Health's work analysing the nature of the incentives necessary to get antibiotic R&D going again in order to address decreasing investment by the pharmaceutical industry in much needed antibiotics. In particular it served as the basis for an urgent request by the EU Council for action and sparked the formation of the critical ‘transatlantic taskforce’ (TATFAR): the first major international collaboration to tackle antibiotic resistance. Recommendations from the work served as the foundation for an EU-level public/private partnership and for US regulatory reform.

REF2014 ubmitted Impact Case Study – Mossialos
View case study on LSE's Research Impact page


Other relevant LSE case studies

Shaping the financing of long-term care - Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez, Raphael Wittenberg and Adelina Comas-Herrera

Improving policy and practice to promote better mental health - Martin Knapp, David McDaid, Adelina Comas-Herrera

A new approach to eradicating 'neglected' tropical diseases - Professor Tim Allen

Helping the NHS deliver better care for less money - Alec Morton and Mara Airoldi

Improving the motivation and performance of health workers in Africa - Oriana Bandiera

Making personal happiness and wellbeing a goal of public policy - Richard Layard

What evidence is required for evidence-based policies? - Nancy Cartwright


REF2014 - Overall Results

The LSE has confirmed its position as a world-leading research university, with an outstanding performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). View further details

When taking into account the percentage of research rated 4* or 3*, the Department of Social Policy (along with the Departments of International Development, Media and Communications and Government and International Relations (combined entry)) ranked first.

LSEHSC's co-directors Professors Martin Knapp and Elias Mossialos said:

"These are fantastic results for LSE, and in particular for the Department of Social Policy. We are delighted that the Centre has contributed 50% of the Department's impact case studies to REF2014 and that these have all been ranked 4*. This reflects the excellent research taking place within our research centre".


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