UCRISE research performance “above world standard” in ERA ratings

UCRISE research performance has been rated as being Above World Standard in the category “Human Movement and Sports Science”.

The rating was released by the Australian Research Council on December 4, 2015, as part of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results, which are included in the inaugural State of Australian University Research 2015–16 Report, Volume 1.

ERA measures the quality of research produced by Australian universities against world standards. It is based on an independent assessment of research excellence that draws on qualitative and quantitative indicators.

UCRISE Director, Professor Kevin Thompson, was delighted with the result.

UCRISE Director Professor Kevin Thompson and cycle ergometer in physiology lab

UCRISE Director Professor Kevin Thompson and cycle ergometer in the physiology lab

“This is an amazing achievement given that our target this time had been to achieve an At World Standard rating and to then work towards Above World Standard for next time.

“To achieve Above World Standard this year is a huge credit to our talented and dedicated researchers and staff.

“Alongside significant research grant income, more than 80 publications per year, and many successful PhD completions, the ERA rating provides further evidence that UCRISE is a high performing research centre.

“It enhances our reputation as an internationally recognised group of researchers in sport and exercise and I’m looking forward to even bigger achievements in the future,” Professor Thompson said.


The Australian Research Council is an independent agency that advises the Australian Government on research matters.

URCISE is a research institute of the University of Canberra.

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