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The ARC Wessex event - Growing Stronger Together - brought people from across the Wessex region to look at how we can grow the number of people taking part in health research.
Speakers are listed below, along with resources including recordings of the day and presentations.
Discussions identified the barriers to some underserved communities to engage with research.
On Twitter @arc_wessex using #growresearch more that 14,000 people got involved and over 100 people took part in the virtual event.

Session 1 - Introductions: Professor Alison Richardson, Professor Catherine Bowen & Dr Kinda Ibrahim, Professor Anne-Marie Fenge

Chapters marked on video

Breakout Session 1 - Dr David Kryl hosts a breakout session looking at the barriers and facilitators to research into social care

Breakout Session 3 - Dr Mark Lown hosts a breakout session looking at community and acute care research 

Break out session 4 - Dr James Faulkner hosts discussion on diversity and equality among academic researchers

Full list of speakers and presenters

Anne-Maree Kennan OBE

Professor Anne Maree Keenan OBE is Associate Dean for the NIHR Academy, responsible for assisting with the development and coordination of NIHR-affiliated training and career development within the NIHR Infrastructure

Professor Lee-Anne Fenge

Professor Lee-Ann is appointed by CRN Wessex as the first regional social care speciality lead. Professor of Social Care in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Bournemouth University (BU) and is Director of the Centre for Seldom Heard Voices and the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work at BU.

NIHR ARC Wessex 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.  She is also Executive Director of the Southampton Academy of Research and an NIHR Senior Investigator

Picture of Professor Cathy Bowen

Professor Catherine Bowen is Professor of Podiatry, Health Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Southampton UK, and the Academic Career Development Lead for NIHR ARC Wessex.

Dr Kinda Ibrahim is a Pharmacist and Senior Research Fellow, working in Academic Geriatric Medicine at the University of Southampton. She is the Associate Lead for the ARC Wessex Academic Career Development Group and a key member of the Age and Dementia Theme.

Associate Director for Research and Improvement, lead for the Academy for Research and Improvement and the clinical academic programme for Solent NHS Trust.

Anna Badley

Anna is a PhD Student funded by the ARC Wessex and is a Research Nurse at Solent NHS Trust. Her research is exploring work pressures in community nursing and she is involved in the delivery of NIHR portfolio studies and more recently co-leading organisational level evaluations of Solent's response to COVID-19 and Vaccination Centres.

Rosalynn Austin

Rosalynn is in the final year of Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship supported by the ARC Wessex, University of Southampton and. She is a nurse working clinically at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU)PHU in the Cardiology Research delivery team and her research explores the interactions of symptoms in patients with chronic heart failure and their perceived burden of treatment.

With Reeve

Ruth is the clinical and audit ultrasound lead, as well as working as a gastrointestinal specialist sonographer at Portsmouth. Ruth is currently in the 4th year of a Clinical Doctoral Research PhD Fellowship across the University of Southampton and Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, supported by the Wessex Clinical Doctoral Fellowship Scheme and the Society and College of Radiographers.

Dr Dominque Mylod - Bournemouth University

Dr. Dominique Mylod qualified as a midwife in 2004 as a second career. In 2015 she joined the Clinical Doctorate programme at Bournemouth University and passed her doctorate in lockdown. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer. Dominique volunteers as a breastfeeding supporter

Dr Andy Ford, Deputy Chief Pharmacist - UHSFT

Consultant Pharmacist Medicines Safety, Deputy Chief Pharmacist – Risk, Research, Education. University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Andy has been a practising pharmacist for 30 years and has specialised in paediatric pharmacy for the last 20 years. Andy has a specific research interest in paediatric medication safety and completed his PhD in 2017 by investigating the implementation and safety of paediatric electronic prescribing in UK Hospitals.  Other research themes of interest include using data to improve medication safety, reviewing medication safety incidents using the national database and evaluation of electronic prescribing implementation in English hospitals.

Professor Sandy Jack

Sandy Jack PhD is currently a Consultant Clinician Scientist in the Anaesthesia and Critical Care Research Unit at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton and NIHR Southampton Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit and Integrated Physiology and Critical Illness Group, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton. She is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, University of Southampton and University College London.