GRS Key Contacts

The Graduate Research Support (GRS) team is responsible for the administration of research degree programmes providing support to research students and academic staff involved with research degrees, including: 

Application process management, admission and enrolment of PGR students
Management of transfers, withdrawals, leave of absence and extensions
Organisation of examination arrangements, including oral exams
Annual monitoring and progression
Changes to supervisory arrangements
Support for PGR related University Committees

If you have a general query, please contact:, Lesley Christie - 01915152682
University of Sunderland Graduate Research Support Level 1, Gateway City Campus Chester Road Sunderland SR1 3SD

Dr John Fulton, Director of Research Degree Programmes
Tel: 2529;


Postgraduate Research Support Administrator
Faculty of Education and Society

Lynne Fenwick & Alison Perrett

+44 (0)191 515 2272 

Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries

Lynne Fenwick & Alison Perrett+44 (0)191 515 2272 
Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing

Stephanie Brockett+44 (0) 191 515 3237
Faculty of Technology

Stephanie Brockett+44 (0) 191 515 3237
Faculty of Business, Law and Little  +44 (0)191 515 2937
Professional Doctorates (all Faculties)  Julie Little +44 (0)191 515 2937