Centre for Health Services Studies

Excellence in Health Research

Contact us

Correspondence address

George Allen Wing
Cornwallis Building 
University of Kent
Kent CT2 7NF 
United Kingdom

For general information about the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS)

Sarah Godfrey
Research Centre Manager
Division for Study of Law, Society & Social Justice (LSSJ)

E-mail: LSSJRI@kent.ac.uk



For information about the Research Design Service South East (RDS SE)

Helen McGregor
NIHR RDS SE Communications & Support Officer

Email: H.McGregor@kent.ac.uk


Research Design Service South East


Finding CHSS

For more information regarding travel to and from the University, please click here to visit our Estates department's transport website.

Travelling by car

(NB: allow plenty of time for parking during term time.)
Use pay/display visitors' car park behind Gulbenkian Theatre and Colyer-Fergusson Building.
£2 (3h) £6 (full day 08:00 to 17:00).

Directions from the Gulbenkian car park to CHSS:

  • Head towards the back of theatre building and take the path towards the road, then turn right.
  • Take the path running alongside Giles Lane, at the end, turn right.
  • Head diagonally towards Cornwallis North West.
  • Enter the building through the automatic doors, then turn left.
  • Head along the corridor, the doors at the end open automatically.
  • Enter George Allen Wing and follow signs to CHSS, 2nd floor via stairs or lift.

Travelling by train (from London)

For fare information, live departures, and arrival information regarding travelling to the University, please click here to visit our Estates department's website for train travel.

You will need to travel to one of Canterbury's two stations: Canterbury East (from London Victoria) or Canterbury West (from London St Pancras International or Charing Cross).

Both train stations have taxi ranks and bus stops nearby their exits, please see the relevant sections below for how to proceed to the University from there.

Travelling by bus and coach

For fare information, bus routes, and timetables for travelling to the University, please click here to visit our Estates department's website for bus and coach travel.

Buses to The University of Kent run at regular intervals from Canterbury Bus Station, and there are a number of different services that you can use to travel to and from the University.
Whichever bus you take, to get to CHSS you will need to ask the bus driver for the Darwin College bus stop at the University.

Buses which serve the University include the Uni1, Uni2, Triangle Service (Whistable/Herne Bay), 26a, 4, 6, and 3.

To catch the green Unibus from Canterbury West train station, turn right out of the train station and walk along to the end of Station Road West. Use the zebra crossing to cross to the bus stop on the opposite side of St Dunstans Street.

To catch the green Unibus from Canterbury East train station, turn right out of the station and walk to the bus stop at Rhodaus Town.

Travelling by taxi

If you wish to travel from to the University by taxi, ask the driver for the Darwin College bus stop at the University of Kent. 

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Your personal information will be stored securely and only processed in accordance with the Data Protection Law.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the CHSS Administration Office at chssadmin@kent.ac.uk and one of the team will get back to you.

Research Privacy Notice

Information we hold
The Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS) at the University of Kent use personal information to conduct research. 
Personal information that may be held:

  • Name, address, contact details and date of birth
  • Characteristics (such as gender, age, ethnic group)
  • Relevant medical information

How your information may be used
When you agree to take part in a research study, we will use your data in the ways needed to conduct and analyse the research study.
The University Charter sets out that ‘the objects of the University are to advance education and disseminate knowledge by teaching, scholarship and research for the public benefit’ (paragraph 3).

Health and care research should serve the public interest, which means that we have to demonstrate that our research serves the interests of society as a whole.  We do this by following the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research.

Who the information may be shared with
Personal data will not be shared without consent from participants.

How long data is stored
We are committed to only keeping personal data for the minimum time necessary to fulfil research purposes. Personal data that is no longer required will be destroyed securely. 

Your rights and complaint processes
Your rights to access, change or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have already obtained. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personal information possible.
If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer; or in writing to The Data Protection Officer, Room P1.03 Darwin College, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NY) who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data in a way that is not lawful you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Created: 24 July 2018
Review date 24 July 2019


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Last Updated: 23/11/2020