University of Sunderland

Professor Yitka Graham


University of Sunderland aims to be:

Society Shaping – Making a positive difference to society and indusry, through our research, innovation and practice.

Professions Facing – Developing highly-skilled, ready for work graduates, through career focused teaching and learning.

Student Focused – Offering transformative experiences to students from all backgrounds.

Launched in 2019, The Helen McArdle Nursing and Care Research Institute (HMNCRI) focuses on applied health and care research. The Institute has a strong focus on health services research (patient safety, patient experience, workforce development, quality improvement and implementation science), health inequalities and digital inclusion. The HMNCRI works in partnership with a wide range of NHS, health and social care, commercial and VCSE organisations to develop innovative solutions to issues facing health and care today.

The University has launched its second research Institute, The John Dawson Drug Development and Discovery Research Institute. Building on the University’s significant clinical, laboratory and data science expertise, this Institute aims to translate research into the development of therapies and products including drugs to treat rare diseases, disease biomarkers and drug delivery, partnering with the NHS and commercial organisations.

Services we offer

  • Applied Health and Care Research
  • Health Services Research
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Healthcare Sciences
  • Digital Innovation and inclusion

Support we offer

Idea Assessment- Northern Accelerator

Idea Development – Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Commercialisation – Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Spread and Adoption – Northern Accelerator

Eligibility criteria

For all our offerings applications must come from an Academic so a collaborative approach is required.