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Professor Alison Richardson awarded prestigious research status

Published: 13 March 2018
Professor Alison Richardson
Professor Alison Richardson

Three professors from the University of Southampton have been awarded NIHR senior investigator (SI) status.

Professor Alison Richardson from Health Sciences was awarded for her extensive research into cancer and palliative care. She said: “I really enjoy, the part of my job that involves supporting and mentoring tomorrow’s health research leaders, and to receive recognition for the leadership role I play in this regard, along with the contribution I have made to developing evidence to improve the care of patients with cancer, is very rewarding. This is also a reflection of the research strengths of the Southampton research partnership, a leading centre for clinical research, which allows us to understand more about the conditions we treat and improve our healthcare services.”

Research lead for critical care with the Southampton NIHR BRC, Professor Mike Grocott was awarded for his research work in critical care perioperative medicine, and his research into the physiology of extreme environments, such as the Xtreme Everest project. He said: "This award is a wonderful recognition of the great work of the perioperative, critical care and integrative physiology research teams in Southampton."

Professor Rob Read, NIHR Southampton BRC director, was appointed for his research in infectious diseases and, in particular, human challenge models for viruses. hE SAID: "I am really delighted to receive this honour, but really I would like to acknowledge all the help and support from my colleagues and the institutions within the Trust and University."

NIHR SIs include some of the country's most prominent and prestigious researchers.

They join Southampton SI Professors Ratko Djukanovic, Keith Godfrey, Andrew Lotery and John Primrose.


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