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Project overview

Wessex REACH, an NIHR funded geographical incubator created to facilitate the development of the future generation of health and care-related researchers across a range of disciplines and specialties in the Wessex region.

A survey of Higher Education Institutions/training providers was conducted to understand the scope of available support and Early career researcher group discussions were conducted to understand the barriers and/or facilitators to accessing support and identifying gaps.

The identified gaps are being addressed through on-going development of an accessible single hub of resources – the Wessex REACH website; informal mentoring scheme; publication of quarterly newsletters; research focused lunch events; building emerging and strengthening established links with stakeholders such as ARC Wessex, PPM, CRN, CTU, HEI, NHS Trusts and Local Councils for wider dissemination of resources, and sharing best practice.


Other researchers

Dr Eunice Aroyewun

Senior Research Assistant

Research interests

  • Child protection
  • Adolescent health
  • Public health
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Professor Hazel Everitt

Professor of Primary Care Research

Research interests

  • Supporting Self-management 
  • Healthcare communication
  • Development of digital interventions
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Professor Issy Reading PhD

Professorial Fellow-Enterprise
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Professor Catherine Bowen

Professor of Podiatry

Research interests

  • Foot and ankle health
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ultrasound imaging
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Dr Kinda Ibrahim

Associate Professor
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Research outputs