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

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

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. 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...

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 ...

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...