Research Governance

We are committed to ensuring the work of academic staff meets the highest standards of research integrity.

To support this, the University has a Code of Conduct for Research and Research Integrity. We provide policies and guidance covering a number of areas, including:

  • research ethics
  • responsible use of research metrics
  • research integrity
  • the annual professorial call
  • the appointment of visiting title holders
  • research training
  • Export Control

Research integrity at Staffordshire University is overseen by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kevin Hetherington. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct these to Research Policy and Governance Manager, Dr Jane McKay (

The Research, Innovation and Impact Services team can provide information about all aspects of research at the University.


in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021