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Research, Enterprise and Innovation

The University of Suffolk is home to an increasingly strong academic community where research, enterprise, innovation and scholarship is flourishing in many areas. Our academic teams have an outward-looking mindset, actively contributing to the economic, social and cultural development of Suffolk, the region and the wider national and international community.

Our teaching and learning is underpinned by applied, professional and practice-based research which in many areas has national and international recognition. Researchers here are encouraged to be innovative and creative and are valued for their contribution. Our PhD students, early career researchers, and senior academics are part of an emergent research community that is increasingly making an impact on a changing world.  

To keep up to date with current Research and Development news please view our Newsletters page.

Postgraduate Research

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The University of Suffolk is a great place to start your research journey and embark on a postgraduate research degree. 

Research for Change

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Research at the University of Suffolk seeks to make a change and have an impact on the real problems faced by our communities, businesses and people.

Services for Business

The team work with the University academic teams to support business engagement and enterprise.

Stef Thorne is currently Head of the newly formed department of Research and Enterprise Services. This includes responsibility for supporting the pre-award function for research and enterprise income, the Graduate School, the university Researcher Development Programme, Research Eth...

Andreea has worked for the University of Suffolk since September 2010 as a Research Associate. She became a Senior Research Associate in 2013. Since August 2014, Andreea has acted as the University of Suffolk Research Development Manager. She has a Master degree in Quantitative Ec...

Previously the Employer Liaison Adviser at University of Suffolk, Jenni is now the Enterprise and Business Development Manager.  Building on her employer engagement expertise to work more closely with Small to Medium Enterprises, Jenni conducts needs analysis, linking businesses up...