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 Transforming Lives: University of Suffolk Strategy for Research Excellence 2023–2030

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

HR Excellence in Research Award

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

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Research Governance Staff

Professor Emma Bond

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

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Andreea Tocca

Andreea is Head of Research Development.

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Stephen Walford

Stephen is the Head of Research Management in the Research Office, responsible for delivering a responsive and efficient research grants and funding service.

Katie Tyrrell

Katie is a Research Fellow and REF Coordinator, working on a variety of research projects.

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Lucy Williamson

Lucy supports the Research Directorate team at the University of Suffolk, providing administrative support for the Research Institutes.

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Sue Raychaudhuri

Sue is responsible for all research engagement activities and research governance within the Research Directorate.

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Professor Sarah Richards

Sarah was appointed Head of the Suffolk Doctoral College in 2021. Formerly an Associate Dean for Research in the School of Social Science and Humanities.

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Hazel Sellers

Hazel is Suffolk Doctoral College Coordinator.

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Kerri Stevenson

Kerri is our newly appointed Postgraduate Research Academic Coordinator, working within the Suffolk Doctoral College in the Research Directorate team.

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Professor Miranda Horvath

Professor Horvath is a leading international researcher in the field of forensic psychology, specifically Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

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Professor Colin R.Martin

Colin is Clinical Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Clinical Psychobiology and Applied Psychoneuroimmunology.

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Professor Valerie Gladwell

Professor Gladwell's research utilises biochemical, physiological, and psychological skills, with a passion for enhancing lifelong health.

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Professor Darryl Newport

Darryl Newport (Professor of Energy and Sustainable Development) is the Director of the Suffolk Sustainability Institute at the University of Suffolk, UK.

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Dr Amanda Hodgkinson

Amanda is an award-winning internationally published novelist, journalist and writer.

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Professor Nicholas Caldwell

Professor Nicholas Caldwell is Professor of Information Systems Engineering at the University of Suffolk.

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Dr Noreen Cushen-Brewster

Noreen is Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange and has extensive experience in  senior leadership and management nursing roles.

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