‘The disciplinary “silos” embedded in the Unit of Assessment panel’ have meant that interdisciplinary research is often ‘regarded less favourably than mono-disciplinary research’, Stern says.
The fusing of ‘research quality’ with individual performance also threatens collaborative research. Some of the most important and discipline-shifting texts in the social sciences have been produced collaboratively.’ http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2016/08/02/brenna-bhandar/the-stern-review/
Stern, N. (2016) Building on Success and Learning from Experience. An Independent Review of the Research Excellence Framework, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/research-excellence-framework-review