Research Governance

The University of Suffolk is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and excellence in research. We ensure that all research undertaken by our staff and students complies with the appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks and procedures.

This website details the University's policies in relation to research. Further information can be found on the University of Suffolk Strategy for Research and Scholarly Activity 2018-2023. 

For further details about our research policies, please contact Andreea Tocca, Research Development Manager at

Research Concordats

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The links to the following Concordats for the University of Suffolk can be found below.


Research Ethics


University of Suffolk is committed to ensuring research undertaken by its staff and students is of the highest professional standard.

Research Committees


Various committees to assist in the development of research in the University of Suffolk Schools.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

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The University of Suffolk REF 2021 submission

HR Excellence in Research Award

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The University of Suffolk has achieved the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.

Research Governance Staff Profiles

Prof. Mohammad Dastbaz graduated in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and went on to do a PhD in “Design, Development and Evaluation of Multimedia Systems” at Kingston University. In 1989 he established one of UK’s first Multimedia computer companies called “Systems 2000...

Professor Emma Bond is Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Professor of Socio-Technical Research of Suffolk at the University.  As Pro Vice-Chancellor Research, Emma is a key member of our University’s Executive and Senior Leadership Team and has a significant role in driving the re...

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...

Sue supports the Research Directorate team at the University of Suffolk working with Andreea Tocca, Head of Research Development and Professor Emma Bond, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research. Sue is also the Committee Secretary for University Research Ethics Committee, Research Management ...

Sarah is the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Social Science and Humanities. She is an Associate Professor of social policy specialising in childhood. She has over twenty years of teaching experience in higher education and international schools. At the University of Suf...

Professor Nic Bury's research interests are primarily covered by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 14 and 15 and includes aquatic toxicology, stress physiology and environmental monitoring. He supports the 3Rs (refinement, reduction and replacement) approach in animal resea...

Suzanne holds a PhD in Art History and Theory and is responsible for the BA (Hons) Business Management degree at the Suffolk Business School. She has a wide variety of research interests, particularly in the intersection of dress and clothing, identity and authenticity, and ideas ar...

Dr Gavin Devereux is an Associate Dean of the School of Health and Sports Sciences, with responsibility for research.  Gavin is also Head of Sport and Performance, which includes degrees in the subject areas of sport and exercise sciences, physiotherapy, public health, and dance. ...