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, Head of Research Development at A.Tocca@uos.ac.uk.

Research Concordats

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

Research Ethics

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

Research Committees

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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

Professor Emma Bond is Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Professor of Socio-Technical Research at the University of Suffolk.  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 r...

Andreea has worked for the University of Suffolk since September 2010. She has a master's degree in quantitative economy (MSc), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and an MPhil in Health and Social Care. She is an Academic with 25 years of experience in higher education and p...

Stephen joined the University of Suffolk in December 2021 as a Research Support Manager.  Working closely with the Head of Research Development, the Directors of our Research Institutes and the School Associate Deans for Research, Stephen will play a strategic role in the develo...

Since joining the University of Suffolk, Katie has worked alongside local, national and international organisations to investigate the impact of interventions, programmes and service delivery upon the welfare and wellbeing of people across the lifespan using both qualitative and qua...

Lucy supports the Research Directorate team at the University of Suffolk, providing administrative support for the Research Institutes and Research Institute Directors. Lucy is also the Committee Secretary for the University’s Staff Research Ethics Committee and the REF Working Gr...

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 for Research. Sue is responsible for recording and monitoring all funding bids in the university, including ...

Sarah was appointed Head of the Graduate School in 2021. Prior to this role she was an Associate Dean for Research in the School of Social Science and Humanities for three years. She is an Associate Professor of social policy specialising in Childhood Studies and has twenty years of...

Joanna joined the University of Suffolk Graduate School in August 2021 and is responsible for supporting PGR students at all stages of their PhD journey. Joining Suffolk, Joanna brought with her a wealth of HE experience from her role as Personal Assistant to the Dean of the Facult...

Professor Horvath is a leading international researcher in the field of forensic psychology, specifically Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). She is co-editor of the second edition of The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology (2021, Cambridge University Press) and is curren...

Colin R Martin is the Clinical Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Suffolk, UK and Professor of Clinical Psychobiology and Applied Psychoneuroimmunology.  He is a Chartered Health Psychologist and a Chartered Scientist.  He also trained in analy...

Professor Gladwell is extremely passionate about enhancing lifelong health, helping people to achieve, thrive and flourish by utilising the five ways to wellbeing: be active, take notice, give, connect and learn. ...

Darryl Newport (Professor of Energy and Sustainable Development) is the Director of the Suffolk Sustainability Institute at the University of Suffolk, UK.  He is adjunct Professor of Sustainable Materials Engineering at the University of East London. He has a wide research interest...

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...

I am Professor of Leadership & Management and Associate Dean (Research) at the University of Suffolk Business School. In my research I take a social sciences approach to studying how managers and leaders learn and develop their practice.  Recent projects include Implications of...

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. ...