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UK Research and Innovation role for Sunderland academic

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Published on 19 April 2023

Dr Eddie Bradley
Dr Eddie Bradley

Researcher and academic Dr Eddie Bradley has been unveiled as the newest member of the UKRI Talent Peer Review College (PRC).

His successful application to the PRC means he joins academic and non-academic experts from across the country who provide assessment of applicants to the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships. These fellowships support and develop talented early career researchers as the future research and innovation leaders in the UK through a £100m fund.

Members of the Peer Review College have significant understanding and experience in assessing research and innovation projects and help shape the direction and scope of the research environment in the UK.

Eddie is a senior lecturer in biomechanics with a background in clinical biomechanics of the hip (PhD). He is Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences and has a keen interest in sport.

His current research includes understanding the occupational demands in police officers and developing wearable tracking technology to aid frailty identification and treatment. He is also interested in the effect of diabetes on lower limb mechanics.

Eddie says: “Being a member of the Peer Review College is an exciting opportunity to support the research community in the UK, and help identify the best of the upcoming research and provide feedback to researchers.

“It will provide me with a wider understanding of the research environment that can help me develop a more strategic approach to research and

collaboration opportunities, and potentially contribute to the University research and knowledge exchange plan.”

Eddie joins six other academic colleagues at the University on the Peer Review College (Dr Callum Cooper, Dr Lesley Deacon, Dr Kalliopi Dodou, Professor Yitka Graham, Dr Mark Gray, Dr Heather Yemm). This increase in numbers highlights the University’s contribution to the national research agenda.


Professor Tony Alabaster, Academic Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing said: “A huge congratulations to Dr Eddie Bradley on his successful appointment to the Talent Peer Review College, recognising his extensive experience, understanding and commitment to the areas of research and innovation.

"This appointment is another example of the quality, experience and calibre that our University academics and researchers possess as they continue to contribute to the national research agenda, and we are rightly proud of all their achievements."

Eddie’s application to the PRC was successful after the organisation held an open call for recruitment with a key objective to further diversify its membership and address remit expertise gaps. As a result of this open recruitment, the PRC now boasts over 3,600 members.

Members of the college are expected to assess up to eight applications a year.