CHSS appoints East Kent renal specialist as Clinical Professor
New post will strenthen ‘thriving’ University /Trust relationship
This week the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS) welcomes established researcher and renal specialist Chris Farmer as part time Clinical Professor. His is one of two new professorial appointments to be approved as part of the Centre's ongoing expansion programme.
A Consultant in renal medicine at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust(EKHUFT) for thirteen years, Chris stepped down as Associate Medical Director to take up the CHSS role. Throughout his career he has had had a keen interest and involvement in clinical trials, laboratory studies and large scale epidemiological research. His work has informed national policy in renal medicine.
EKHUFT Chief Executive Mr Chris Bown commented: 'I am delighted by Chris’s appointment at CHSS. He is, and will continue to be, one of EKHUFTs most prodigious researchers. He has developed fruitful collaborations with local Universities and other organisations and has a highly impressive track record in publication output, MD & PhD supervision and grant acquisition. He has achieved this alongside a busy clinical workload and highly demanding senior management position. I wish him the very best in his new role, and look forward to the appointment bringing ever closer working between EKHUFT and University of Kent.'
Professor of Health Policy Stephen Peckham added: 'I am really delighted that Chris is joining us and look forward to him developing new areas of world-leading clinical research. His experience and expertise will make a huge contribution to CHSS and strengthen the already thriving relationship between the University and the Trust'.
CHSS is a centre of research excellence undertaking high quality studies into a range of health systems and health services issues at local, national and international levels since 1989. It delivers world-class teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. CHSS collaborates with partners in Kent, the UK and internationally to improve links between research, policy and practice.