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Welcome to the Suffolk Research Blog

The Suffolk Research Blog is a space for all research-active staff and anyone else interested in maximising research impact in any discipline to share their current work. 

Our research makes a real difference to people’s lives and influences policy and society as well as informing the teaching that we deliver. The blog will showcase news, research events, good practice, and the latest research at the University of Suffolk.

If you would like to contribute or have ideas for the blog, please contact the Suffolk Research Blog Team at We warmly welcome research-focused contributions.

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Suffolk.

The Suffolk Research Blog has been supported by the University of Suffolk Foundation Board.

21 March 2018   - Olumide
There is growing attention across a range of disciplines to storytelling. As a research design method, storytelling can help make sense of complex interconnected aspects of life events. In some settings, storytelling can be a flexible tool for narrative knowing ...
14 March 2018   - Katie
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF): Removal of Child Sexual Abuse Material Online. Date: 21th March 2018, 1:00pm-2.00pm. Venue: Waterfront Building, Room W116, University of Suffolk. Bringing together students, staff and multi-agency practitioners to raise awareness of Child Sexual Abuse material ...
12 March 2018   - Olumide
Written by David James. In this article, I critically reflect on the notion of social mobility. I am interested in social mobility because it links up the grand flow of our own life stories with a social scientific explanation of ...
8 March 2018   - Olumide
Written by Mark Manning. One of the greatest joys of my life has been flying gliders and light aircraft and, in that respect, I considered myself to be a ‘competent doer’. One day, someone suggested that I should become an ...
20 February 2018   - Olumide
Written by Dr Peter Cochrane. Millennia of research and study have produced a wealth of knowledge on the behaviours of animals and insects including their means of communication, decision making, habits and actions. These encompass everyday situations through to competition ...
19 February 2018   - Katie
Written by Katie Tyrrell. As a relatively new researcher at the University of Suffolk, I was asked to write about my experiences of not only attending but also speaking at my first international conference. So as I need somewhere to ...
8 February 2018   - Olumide
Written by Professor Emma Bond. As our university’s newly appointed Director of Research, it is a tremendous privilege to be invited to hew the first stone for our new research blog. Even at this early stage of our university’...