SoAR Research Champions

Our SoAR Research Champions are all current researchers in Southampton from a wide range of healthcare professions. They offer support and advice, based on their own knowledge and experience.

Please contact us if you would like to get in touch with them.

Natalie Cox

Natalie Cox

Clinical Research Fellow NIHR Southampton BRC and Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine

Natalie is in the final year of her PhD at the Biomedical Research Centre in Southampton, having taken time out of clinical training. Her PhD focuses on taking a mixed methods approach to understanding influences on appetite in older people. Prior to this, she was an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Geriatric Medicine where she developed her interest in nutrition in later life. In her role as a Southampton Academy of Research Researcher Champion, she is pleased to support other health professionals commencing on their clinical academic career.

Sarah Bailey

Sarah Bailey

Lead Nurse Recurrent Miscarriage and Clinical Research Specialist

Sarah is a post-doctoral clinical academic nurse who works in a novel cross division clinical/ academic/ research specialist role. She leads and coordinates the clinical care of recurrent miscarriage patients and her research investigates the development of supportive psychological interventions for this patient group. Prior to this she completed and NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship. As well as being a SoAR Research Champion she has previously held an NIHR Training Advocate (nursing) position and as part of these roles, has been fortunate to be able to provide peer support and guidance to other nurses, midwives and AHPs in pursuing a clinical academic career.