The Wessex REACH initiative enables healthcare professionals to take research ideas from concept to reality.
We’re reaching out across Wessex to support researchers from all backgrounds and with any level of experience. If you’re looking to start a project but need some guidance, we hope you’ll find everything you need to take the next step. Find out more about funding and training opportunities, how to get started and meet the team.
Wessex REACH is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).
Diagram showing an overview of the organisations involved in research within Wessex.
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Prof. Emma King
Emma is a professor of head and neck surgical oncology at the University of Southampton. Her PhD and specialist training were completed in the UK before travelling to Toronto, Canada, for two years for fellowship training in ablative and reconstructive head and neck surgery. Her time is now divided between research in head and neck cancer at the University of Southampton and clinical commitments at University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant head and neck surgeon.
Prof. Catherine Bowen
Catherine leads the Foot and Ankle Research programme and is the training lead for the National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration Wessex (NIHR ARC Wessex). Catherine’s research focuses on musculoskeletal lower limb, foot and ankle pathology with an emphasis on imaging techniques and optimising models of foot-health care. Catherine became the first podiatrist to receive a Chartered Scientist Award after identifying that ultrasound imaging could be used by podiatrists, and has since pioneered the clinical uptake of this technique around the world.
The Wessex REACH team work across a range of healthcare disciplines – find out more about their research career and what they do.
“Research opportunities are not only for everyone, but need everyone. It’s the only way research can progress and improve patient care.”
Emma King, professor of head and neck surgical oncology
Highlights & upcoming events
Event: Cancer Researchers Introductory Course (CRIC)
Details: Are you new to cancer research? Are you considering working in a role in cancer research? Then join this full day workshop face to face at CRN Hedge End.
Date : Fri 24th Nov 2023; Fri 17th May 2024, Fri 15th Nov 2024
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