Being a researcher

What's it like to be a researcher? Read our case studies to hear people from a diverse range of career paths talking about how and why they first got into research, their experiences so far and what they plan to do next. They also offer advice for others considering a career in research.

Sofia Michopoulou

Sofia Michopoulou

Clinical Scientist

Sofia is a Principal Clinical Scientist who works in imaging physics and supports the nuclear medicine service at University Hospital Southampton.

Judit Varkonyi-Sepp

Judit Varkonyi-Sepp

Psychologist

Judit Varkonyi-Sepp is Manager for the Behavioural Science Theme at the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, and a Health Psychologist, Research Psychologist and Coaching Psychologist.

Aneurin Young

Aneurin Young

Doctor

Dr Aneurin Young, an NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre Doctoral Fellow and Neonatology Senior Registrar, is researching nutrition in premature babies.

Robert Crouch

Robert Crouch

Nurse

Prof Robert Crouch is Consultant Nurse in the Emergency Department at University Hospital Southampton and Honorary Professor of Emergency Care at the University of Southampton.

Luise Marino

Luise Marino

Dietitian

Luise Marino is a Clinical Academic Paediatric Dietitian and R&D Clinical Lead for Division C (Women and Newborn, Child Health and Support Services) at University Hospital Southampton.

Andrew Bates

Andrew Bates

Nurse

Andrew Bates is a Critical Care Research Manager at University Hospital Southampton (UHS). He is a trained intensive care nurse.