Suffolk Institute for Social and Economic Research

SISER, the Suffolk Institute for Social and Economic Research, provides an innovative approach to interdisciplinary research and a high quality evaluation service on domestic abuse; sexual abuse; online risk; social migration; youth justice and youth unemployment, to inform real-world public policy.

SISER adopts a cross-disciplinary approach and works with national governments, local authorities, charities and private sector companies. We offer substantial research experience, cutting-edge expertise, a focus on delivering high impact findings which make a difference, and a passion for designing robust, efficient solutions. Our research plays a vital role in our University’s aim to make a big impact on our community, discovering new insights and potentially reaching world-changing conclusions. We closely work with our external partners to deliver the compelling research methodologies and robust evaluations.

SISER works with research-active staff across the University and periodically invites and hosts external researchers. The institute is part of the growing and vibrant outstanding research environment at the University of Suffolk. Our research makes a real difference to people’s lives and contributes to the development of evidence on "What Works" for services. 

If you would like more information on our research or to explore collaborative opportunities, please do get in touch.

T: 01473 338564        E: research@uos.ac.uk        Twitter: @UOS_SISER

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Centre for Digital Rights

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Centre for Children and Childhood Studies

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Centre for Abuse Research

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Research Specialisms

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Domestic Abuse Research Network

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Online Safeguarding in Higher Education

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Our SISER team

Professor Emma Bond is Director of Research and Head of the Graduate School at the University of Suffolk.  She is Professor of Socio-Technical Research and also Director of the Suffolk Institute of Social and Economic Research (SISER).  Emma is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Educat...

Olumide is a Research Fellow and Interim Head of Centre for Abuse Research (CARe) at the University of Suffolk. She has a cross-disciplinary research experience straddling both economics and sociology. Her core specialisms are in applying economic and sociological methods in the fi...

Katie joined the University of Suffolk in 2017 after graduating with a MSc in Mental Health Research with distinction from the University of Nottingham. Katie is a founding member of the Suffolk Institute of Social and Economic Research (SISER). Since joining the University of Su...

Prior to joining the University of Suffolk in January 2019, Fiona has significant experience in the voluntary sector specialising in working to empower and support culturally diverse communities and marginalised communities in the East of England. She has completed a Bachelor of Civ...

Having enjoyed 30 years as a teacher, Ian has recently become a Research Associate at UOS, evaluating the impact of social mobility projects across four local schools. He was previously a Deputy Head of a large, successful comprehensive school in Woodbridge, Suffolk. His main respon...

Fiona founded Survivors in Transition in 2009 to provide support to female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. SiT became a charity in 2011 and now supports men and women who have experienced Sexual Abuse, Violence and Exploitation in childhood. ...

Andy Phippen is a professor of social responsibility in Information Technology at the University of Plymouth and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Suffolk. He has specialised in the use of ICTs in social contexts for over 15 years, carrying out a large amount of grass roo...

Tink Palmer is the founder and CEO of The Marie Collins Foundation. Tink has worked with children and their families for the past 46 years and has specialised in child sexual abuse. She is an experienced clinical and forensic practitioner, manager, trainer, policy maker and strategi...

Nicola is an expert in economic abuse as it occurs within the context of domestic violence. She has worked in the violence against women and girls (VAWG) sector since 2006 in research and policy-influencing roles. She is founder and director of the charity Surviving Economic Abuse a...

Victoria Green – Director of Services for the Marie Collins Foundation ...

Fred is the Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer at IWF. Fred has over 25 years’ experience in across a variety of sectors primarily focusing on the internet, its technology, security, safety and regulation.  ...

Laura Higgins is the Director of Community Safety and Digital Civility at Roblox. Roblox’s groundbreaking digital civility initiative is focused on providing the community with the skills needed to create positive online experiences. Civility online is a new concept, but based on ...

Matt Bland is a Research Manager for the Cambridge Centre of Evidence Based Policing and a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. His specialist areas of research interest are domestic abuse, forecasting and crime analysis. Prior to taking up his current role, Matt worked for...

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