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 research engagement activities and research governance. Sue is also the Committee Secretary for Research Management Group, Research & Enterprise Committee and Research Development meetings and has previously been the Committee Secretary for University Research Ethics Committee. As PA to PVC-Research, Sue manages diary commitments and deals with all research related matters arising in the PVC-R's office.
Sue has previously worked in the University as PA to the Dean of School for Law and Social Sciences to Professor Noel Smith.
Sue has a BSc (Hons) degree in Geography and has over 30 years experience working in the public, private and voluntary sectors. She has previously worked as Chapman Centre Manager, running a day centre for homeless people and has worked in other notable charities in Ipswich as well as working at Suffolk Police, Ipswich Member of Parliament's office and at University College London to name a few.
Outside of work, Sue is involved with community engagements and is an experienced Trustee and board member. Sue has volunteered in several charities in Ipswich, namely Suffolk Refugee Support, ISCRE and Suffolk Law Centre (also a founder member of SLC), Help Our Homeless and is a current Trustee at Ipswich Community Media & Learning and Emmaus Suffolk.