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Who are we?

Our team leads

Our Director Professor Alison Richardson is Clinical Professor of Cancer Nursing and End of Life Care at the University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Ageing and Dementia - Professor Jackie Bridges

Ageing and Dementia - Professor Jackie Bridges

Healthy Communities - Professor Julie Parkes

Healthy Communities - Professor Julie Parkes

Long Term Conditions - Professor Mari-Carmen Portillo

Long Term Conditions - Professor Mari-Carmen Portillo

Workforce & Health Systems - Professor Peter Griffiths

Workforce & Health Systems - Professor Peter Griffiths

Our board

The NIHR ARC Wessex Board steers us through our five year programme of applied health research. Our approach is to work in close partnership with our member organisations, ensuring representation across Wessex.

See a full list of board members

Our central team

ARC Wessex is coordinated by a central team bringing together researchers from 26 member organisations from across the region.

  • Chief Operating Officer - Richard Trowbridge
  • Senior Programme Manager - Rachael Hartup
  • Programme Manager - Nick Sandison
  • Communications and Partnership Manager - Jamie Stevenson
  • Lead for Implementation - Dr David Kryl  
  • Academic Career Development Lead - Professor Catherine Bowen - University of Southampton
  • Lead for Patient and Public Involvement - Heather Parsons - University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. 
  • Principal Medical Statistician - Dr David Culliford

Contact the central team via arcwessex@soton.ac.uk 

Richard Trowbridge

Richard Trowbridge

Rachael Hartup

Rachael Hartup

Jamie Stevenson

Jamie Stevenson

Dr David Kryl Implementation Lead ARC Wessex

Dr David Kryl Implementation Lead ARC Wessex

Dr Michelle Myall

Dr Michelle Myall

Professor Catherine Bowen

Professor Catherine Bowen

Dr Kinda Ibrahim

Dr Kinda Ibrahim