Graham Cox, PhD

Graham Cox, PhD


After gaining a PhD in neurophysiology at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, Graham went on to gain 20 years experience in industry, working for a top 5 global pharmaceutical company in medical, sales, local and global marketing. Graham gained a degree in marketing at the Institute of Marketing, London in 1998.

Graham set up his own illustration business and had his work published in children’s books as well as top magazines such as Tatler, GQ, Men’s Health Magazine and many more. He designed the Williams Fund logo in memory of his nephew William, and continues to support us whenever and wherever he can, including adding to the penguin logo family!

Graham designed and delivered award winning marketing lectures to MBA students in London at the Greenwich School of Management for 2 years incorporating his illustrations into his lectures and was one of the pioneers of ‘live scribing’ where the presenters work is enhanced via live illustrations.

Continuing to run these start up businesses, Graham then had a successful 3 years as a Principle Consultant in a boutique Strategy Consultancy firm before turning to full time work on SHOFT a few years ago.

Graham along with his father, Ronald invented and patented the SHOFT idea from Ronald’s house and they spent 5 years perfecting the materials and designs bringing in a variety of experts to help with design, moulding, ergonomics, and intellectual property. Graham teamed up with top physiotherapist Nell Mead to write a book (“HELP! My Car Is Killing Me”) covering many of his findings concerning healthy posture in cars. This book, available on Amazon worldwide is a first dedicated to healthy driving.

Graham has always been a keen sportsman playing squash and more recently kite surfing where he has trained and works in Poole, Dorset as an instructor.

Graham is married to Anabel, a clinical hypnotherapist and kite surf partner. They are currently embarking on converting an old steel framed agricultural barn into their dream home just outside of Dorchester.

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