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Our teams

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.

Our research theme leads

  • Ageing & Dementia - Professor Helen Roberts
  • Healthy Communities - Professor Julie Parkes
  • Long Term Conditions - Professor Mari-Carmen Portillo
  • Workforce & Health Systems - Professor Peter Griffiths 
Professor Helen Roberts

Professor Helen Roberts

Professor Julie Parkes

Professor Julie Parkes

Professor Mari-Carmen Portillo

Professor Mari-Carmen Portillo

Professor Peter Griffiths

Professor Peter Griffiths

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.

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 - Kate Rodger

Programme Manager - Nick Sandison

Communications and Partnership Manager - Jamie Stevenson

Lead for Implementation - Dr David Kryl - Academic Health Science Network Wessex and Director of the Wessex Centre for Implementation Science

Senior research and implementation fellow - Dr Michelle Myall

Health Scientist - Dr Melinda Taylor

Lead for Training - Professor Catherine Bowen - University of Southampton

Lead for Patient and Public Involvement - Dr Caroline Barker - University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. (Meet the PPI team)

Senior Statistician - Dr David Culliford

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

Richard Trowbridge

Richard Trowbridge

Kate Rodger

Kate Rodger

Jamie Stevenson

Jamie Stevenson

Dr David Kryl

Dr David Kryl

Professor Catherine Bowen

Professor Catherine Bowen

Dr Caroline Barker

Dr Caroline Barker