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At the ARC Wessex Academy we provide training opportunities and access to career development as part of our 5 years or research funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

There is an opportunity to become an ARC Wessex Member which allows you access to funding, research tools, support and expertise. We value our Faculty Members because they bring the skills and support we need as a research collaboration, and expand the capacity for research in Wessex.

You can learn more about becoming a Member here.

Explore the NIHR Academy

Find out about Our Academy

Professor Cathy Bowen is our Academic Career Development lead.

She recorded this introduction to NIHR ARC Wessex Academic Career Development (recorded August 2020).

Our Academy

Training & Development

Need a quick refresher or a bit-sized view of one issue? Perhaps you need to learn a new skill? See what's on.

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Fellowships & Internships

Funding to learn more about research. Internships, PhD Studentships and Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Networking and Support events

Want to expand your horizons or just meet people who can help? This is the place to look

Job Vacancies

Fancy a change? Looking for your next career move. Check out the current vacancies available for research roles.

Case Studies

Dr Dominique Mylods journey to becoming a researcher

Dr Dominique Mylod, is a lecturer in Midwifery at Bournemouth University. In an interview with Jamie Stevenson she talks openly, passionately and with great humour about her journey from Teaching English as a Foreign Language to qualifying ad a midwife at 40, then making a start on her research career. 

Anna Badley - Community nursing to PhD

I love research and I always have done, but my journey to being awarded an ARC Wessex PhD Scholarship has been far from traditional.

For anyone thinking of getting into research I would say go for it! Research is rich, rewarding and exciting. It doesn’t matter where you are starting from, there are so many opportunities available.

It doesn't matter where you start. Find your research journey.

Read more about Anna's story 

Meet our Academy - Interns, PhDs and Post-Docs

We all grow throughout our lives, and the our Academy is here to help expand the number of people in Wessex conducting high quality applied health research. It's part of our legacy to the health and social care community across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.

This page lists those people who have joined us in their journey to enrich our research community.

Meet our Academy - Interns, PhDs and Post-Docs