Research Clinic
supporting open source investigation

About the Research Clinic

The Research Clinic website features the essential links, tools and study material for anyone involved in professional research and investigation.

Additional links are regularly posted on the clinic's Twitter feed.

This site also accompanies the training courses delivered by Internet research specialist Paul Myers (left)

Aside from training, the Research Clinic can also help with your photographic, image layout and web design and well as providing stock photographs. Let us know your needs.


Paul Myers

Paul joined the BBC in 1995 as a news information researcher. This followed an earlier career in computers and internet experience dating back to the 1970’s.

As the internet grew in significance, Paul was able to blend his technical knowledge of the medium with the realities of his work in the BBC. As a result, he was able to devise many groundbreaking techniques and strategies that continue to shape the way journalists conduct online research and investigation.

Paul heads up BBC Academy's Investigation Support project. This sees him work within program teams, solving issues related to investigation whilst sharing vital new skills with those he works with. Paul will source experts in diverse fields as required.

He also manages and delivers training related to various related areas such as online research, business research, due diligence, people research, data journalism and analysis, reporting of statistics, social media investigation, digital security, saving and verifying evidence, digital photography, web design and image production.

Paul's techniques have helped his colleagues develop creative approaches to research , conduct their investigations securely and have lead many journalists to information they would never have otherwise been able to find.

He has worked with leading programmes like Panorama, Watchdog, national news bulletins, BBC Online, local & national radio and the World Service. He is also a regular blogger on the BBC College of Journalism website.

He has also helped train personnel from groups as diverse as The United Nations, The Guardian Newspaper, KPMG, The Financial Times, Channel 4, CNN and the World Bank.

Away from his training & consultancy work, Paul does a lot of Photography and is building up a large library of stock photos. Enquire for details.

Hi-res photo of Paul Myers: landscape / portrait


Shobha Shrestha Myers

Shobha came to the U.K. from Nepal in 2010. In 2013 she graduated with an MBA from the University of Gloucester. In the same year she married Paul Myers and became a partner in The Research Clinic.

Shobha provides invaluable organisational and administrative skills, marketing advice and is the Research Clinic's point of contact.

A keen photographer and designer, she is also an ace at Photoshop and assists in the photographic and web design side of our work.



(c) Paul Myers 2014. The views expressed on this site are the author's own. The links do not represent an endorsement.
altered banner image (c) Jan Krömer, used with gratitude via creative commons license