Project Administration team

  • Ane Sesma
    International Research Funding Manager
  • Hannah Gray
    Project Officer
  • Natasa Cordeaux
    Project Officer
  • Elettra Spadola
    Project Administrator

The Global Research Translation Award (GRTA) is a £1.36 million project to help tackle health, nutrition, education and environment issues in developing countries.

The UEA’s GRTA project is called: Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals: creating innovative infrastructures and policy solutions to support sustainable development in Global South communities. 

The over-arching project comprises four interconnected sub-projects addressing child malnutrition, sustainable food systems, family literacy and microplastic pollution.

University of East Anglia's Global Research Translation Award (ref. EP/T015411/1) was funded by United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) with the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), part of the UK's Official Development Assistance.

Research Outputs

Please look at the individual sub-project pages to see the latest research outputs.

Our partners

The GRTA project brings together 15 international partner organisations from 10 different countries.


Interdisciplinary research

The project draws on interdisciplinary expertise from across UEA.

Innovation experts from the Schools of Education and Lifelong Learning, Global Development, Pharmacy and Chemistry led the four sub-projects. Experts on communication from UEA co-produced outputs with partners and stakeholders: Christine Cornea from Art, Media and American Studies; Jean McNeil from Literature, Drama and Creative Writing; and Asher Minns from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

The GRTA was funded by the UK government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Innovation and Commercialisation Programme, developed to fast-track promising research findings into real-world solutions. These include practical tools and commercial opportunities for products and services that can be used by local communities to help make their lives and environments healthier, safer and more sustainable. In total, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has awarded £14.8 million to 18 international partnerships between UK Higher Education Institutions and organisations from across low and middle income countries.