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Case studies

Hear from experienced researchers on getting started, overcoming setbacks and their career highlights. Please get in touch if you’ve got a research story you’d like to share.

Wessex REACH initiative - Case Studys


Paul Houghoughi - Consultant Physiotherapist and Musculoskeletal (MSK) Sonographer

Paul currently works as a consultant physiotherapist and MSK sonographer at BWT Physio in Poole, and was the physiotherapist for Team GB climbers at the 2020 Olympic Games. Paul’s work primarily focuses on researching, diagnosing and treating sports injuries, as he explains.

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Andy Fox - Consultant Pharmacist Medicines Safety

Andy currently works as a consultant pharmacist Medicines Safety at University Hospital Southampton.  He has combined his interests of paediatrics and medicines safety by developing tools to review the safety of electronic prescribing systems in paediatric settings in the UK.

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James Gavin - Lecturer in MSK Occupational Therapy

James currently works as a Lecturer in MSK in the Occupational Therapy team at the University of Southampton. His PhD gave him opportunity to teach and do occasional work with the RYA Junior and Youth Olympic sailing squads at Weymouth. These introduced him combining education, research and enterprise work in a job role.

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The Wessex REACH initiative is supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The views expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.