Health research & innovation


KentHealth is committed to increasing the collaborative research activities between university academics and their healthcare colleagues. There is particular interest in improving the application rate within the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) programmes. We are fortunate to have the Research Design Service South East (RDS-SE) based within the University, who have particular expertise in supporting and providing advice on NIHR funding applications.

The university also have their own Research Services, which KentHealth regularly liaise with. They support academics in developing applications and applying for funding, hold seminar series around grant applications as well as for early career researchers.


Current Research

School of Engineering and Digital Arts - Health Engineering Network



For innovation projects we work with Kent Innovation and Enterprise (KIE) who are responsible for using the University’s international expertise in research, consultancy and education to contribute to the economic growth and competitiveness of the region. Together we are keen to develop new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), which can be used to tackle a strategic need within an organisation through accessing cutting edge expertise from Universities.

External organisations also provide a great resource.  NOCRI, which is part of the NIHR exists to support partnership working with the NIHR infrastructure and innovative research projects that lead to patient benefit. The KSS Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) also promotes collaborative research between academics, clinicians and industry across the local region.



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Last Updated: 11/12/2017