Meet the team

Find out about our people, their research and their role in the Academy. 


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Prof Alison Richardson: executive director for SoAR

Alongside conducting her own research into the needs of people affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses, Alison directs Southampton Academy of Research to support researchers in their careers.

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Kay Mitchell: associate director for SoAR and academic career development lead for NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre (cross-cutting themes) and other healthcare professionals

Critical care nurse researcher with an interest in, and experience of, promoting clinical academic careers for healthcare professionals.

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Dr Kristin Veighey: associate director and academic career development lead for medical clinical research fellows

Dr Veighey aims to identify and promote research training opportunities for current and future research fellows at UoS and UHS. 

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Dr Mark Johnson: academic career development lead for NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre (nutrition theme)

Dr Johnson leads the education and training of researchers specialising in nutrition. A consultant neonatologist, he is interested in improving the health and growth of premature or unwell babies.

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Prof Karl Staples: academic career development lead for NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre (respiratory and critical care theme)

A respiratory scientist with a background in immunology, Karl leads the respiratory and critical care education and training theme within the BRC.

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