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Emma Bond

Professor Emma Bond is the Director of Research at the University of Suffolk.

Professor Emma Bond is a Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Business and Applied Social Science at University of Suffolk and has over 15 years teaching experience on social science undergraduate and post-graduate courses.

Emma is a member of the British Sociological Association and the Society for Research in Higher Education.

Her research on virtual environments, mobile technologies and risk has attracted much national and international acclaim and she has been interviewed for BBC Breakfast; The Today Programme on Radio 4; Woman's Hour on Radio 4; Channel 4s Sex education Show and for various national media channels in the UK, America and Canada. 

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Stef Thorne

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 Ethics and Governance, the management of the Research Colloquium, support for the R&E Committee and the development of the research environment and culture at University of Suffolk.

Stef is an elected member of the Executive of the UK Council of Graduate Education (UKCGE)and presents at both national and international conferences on matters related to the development of postgraduate research education.

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Andreea Tocca

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 is an experienced, dedicated and highly motivated researcher. She has been responsible for the delivery of a large number of commissioned research projects for the public sector.

Her research outputs include peer reviewed publications and research project reports with demonstrable impact cases.

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Katrina Hedley

Katrina joined the University of Suffolk in October 2017 as the Postgraduate Research Administrator within the Graduate School and deals with all things PhD. 

Katrina is mainly responsible for: processing PhD enquiries and applications, servicing Research committees, handling PhD inductions, training, progression and assessment, and administrating the Research and Enterprise Development Programme.

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