Research Impact

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 is a process of assessing research in Higher Education Institutions across the United Kingdom. The REF graded institutions on the quality of their outputs, their research environment and – for the first time – the impact their work has on society.

Read on for examples of the work submitted by CAHID

Novel research at the University of Dundee has influenced substantially the conviction rate of perpetrators of child sexual abuse.


CAHID staff developed, evaluated and applied techniques, standards and datasets for facial depiction and identification of the dead.


Global drug crime involving the illicit production of synthetic drugs and the emergence of new legal highs has a detrimental effect on society and citizens.

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