Academic career development leads

In order to facilitate career development opportunities for early career researchers connected with NIHR infrastructure (like the Biomedical Research Centres (BRC), Applied Health Research Collaborations (ARC) and School for Primary Care Research) each NIHR centre/unit/school has a named person whose role it is to offer information and advice to those interested in and committed to a health-related research career.


These people are called NIHR Academic Career Development Leads, and they co-ordinate and contribute to various activities like: career support, training, access to leadership development opportunities, networking events, mentoring and guidance on research funding for relevant NIHR Academy members.


You can contact NIHR academic career development leads to find out more about what they can offer.

 

The NIHR Academic career development leads who work with SoAR are:

  • Kay Mitchell: Principal Academic Career Development Lead for NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre 

  • Dr Kristin Veighey: Academic Career Development Lead for University Hospital Southampton R&D medical clinical research fellows

  • Dr Mark Johnson: Academic Career Development Lead for NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre

  • Dr Karl Staples: Academic Career Development Lead for our NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre

  • Professor Cathy Bowen: Academic Career Development Lead for NIHR ARC Wessex

  • Professor Hazel Everitt: Deputy Academic Capacity Development lead nationally for the NIHR School of Primary Care Research and Co-Lead Academic Career Development Lead for Primary Care Research Centre in Southampton

  • Mark Lown: Co-Lead Academic Career Development Lead for Primary Care Research Centre in Southampton

  • Tony Kendrick: Co-Lead Academic Career Development Lead for Primary Care Research Centre in Southampton