University part of new regional research collaboration

5 September 2019

The University is joining with health care trusts, social organisations and local authorities to solve some of the biggest issues facing health and social care in the region.

The £9m initiative has been awarded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to establish an Applied Research Collaboration (ARCs) in Kent, Surrey and Sussex which aims to improve health and social care research.

The funding will be made available over five years and boosted by an additional £5m investment from local NHS Trusts, local authorities and universities.

Christ Church will provide support through PhD studentships to support the work of the ARC.

The ARCs scheme aims to improve outcomes for patients and the public, improve the quality, delivery and efficiency of health and care services; and increase the sustainability of the health and care system both locally and nationally.

The project’s eight research principles are: 

  • Social care
  • Starting well: early detection and intervention of mental health problems in children and adolescents
  • Living well with dementia
  • Primary and community health services
  • Co-production
  • Public health
  • Digital innovation
  • Economics of health and social care

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with 16,000 students across Kent and Medway. Its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • Over 94% of our UK undergraduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.
  • The University is setting up the new Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) in partnership with the University of Kent to bring the next generation of medical professionals to the region through the placement of aspiring trainee doctors at primary healthcare settings and hospitals.

*2015/16 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey


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