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University attracts nearly £1.7m in national health research funding

The University of Kent has attracted research funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) worth nearly £1.7 million over the last fifteen months.

Research projects being undertaken at the University funded by the NIHR include a project to study the prevention of challenging behavior of adults with complex needs in supported accommodation and research into adult social service environments.

Professor Peter Jeffries, Director of KentHealth, the University’s one-stop-shop for health and social care expertise in research, training, innovation and partnerships with the regional NHS, welcomed the funding.

He said: ‘The high level of research funding from the NIHR over the last 15 months highlights our success in building partnerships with the NHS.

‘We have a range of important projects being undertaken across a number of our discipline areas within the University, which demonstrates the breadth of our expertise in health-related fields.

‘We will continue to work to build partnerships with health-related agencies and organisations across the region and I’m sure will achieve further success in attracting funding.’



Contact: M.J.Herrema@kent.ac.uk

Story published at 3:04pm 20 November 2012

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