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 research agenda across the entire institution. She has overall responsibility for the research directorate and the University’s research strategy. Emma is leading the University’s preparation for a successful 2027/8 future REF submission and in achieving RDAP by 2025.
Emma also has oversight of the University’s research institutes and centres and works in close collaboration with our Directors of Research Institutes, our Professoriate and Deans of Schools to ensure that our strong, high-performing University is underpinned by a rich research culture generating high quality outputs and intellectual capital as key provider of research informed education, knowledge exchange and research.
Emma is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has over 20 years teaching experience on social science undergraduate and post-graduate courses including PhD and extensive research experience focusing on online risk and vulnerable groups; image-based abuse (sexting and revenge pornography); online harassment; domestic abuse and sexual abuse.