Graduate Research Support

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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: 

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;


Alsa Melvin, Postgraduate Research Support Officer; Alsa is the manager of the Graduate Research Support. Her main responsibility is to oversee administrative processes relating to postgraduate research degree students.

Postgraduate Research Support Administrator
Faculty of Education and Society    

Lynne Fenwick & Alison Perrett

+44 (0)191 515 2272 

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

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