Centre for Health Services Studies

Excellence in Health Research

About us

CHSS is one of three research centres within SSPSSR. We have close links with colleagues within PSSRU and the Tizard Centre. Carrying out high quality health services research, with local, national and international professional partners, our goal is to improve the links between research, policy and practice.

Led by Stephen Peckham, CHSS’s main strength lies in the extensive knowledge and skills of its staff. The team carry out research in the following diverse fields:

We have expertise in the use of research tools including:

CHSS is the lead organisation of the NIHR Research Design Service South East (RDS SE). This is a collaboration with units at the Universities of Brighton and Surrey. Through the RDS SE, we offer help in the preparation of research proposals. We assist with submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions in applied health and social care. This is a free advice service to all researchers in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Help is available via research clinics, face-to-face meetings and by telephone and email.


Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 16/08/2017