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CHSS Director to head new NIHR regional research collaboration

12 July 2019

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Professor Stephen Peckham will be the first Director of the £9m Applied Research Consortium for Kent Surrey and Sussex. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the ARC aims to improve health and social care research. The five-year funding will be boosted by an additional £5m investment from local NHS trusts, local authorities and universities.

He will work with researchers from across the partner health and social care organisations including the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), at Kent and other universities to develop research to help improve services, and train the next generation of health and social care researchers.

Professor Karen Cox, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Kent welcomed the award of NIHR funding for the ARC and said: ‘The success in gaining one of these prestigious national awards is recognition of the close collaboration between this university and NHS organisations, local authorities and universities across this region’ .I am delighted that Professor Peckham will be director of the new consortium and welcome our working partnership with the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as lead organisations within this new venture.'

More information about the ARC here >




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