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We support research in 30 health specialities and recently we have started to support social care research.   

 

The NIHR supports research being delivered through 30 specialty therapy areas. Each specialty is made up of expert clinical leaders and practitioners who work at both national and local levels to ensure that studies are delivered successfully and to promote awareness of research opportunities for participants to take part in. The specialty groups also support the dialogue between the life sciences industry and charities to ensure the pipeline of research studies and to facilitate the involvement of participants to make research more effective. Visit the main NIHR  website to find out what is happening nationally in the different specialties.  

Within Clinical Research Network (CRN) Kent, Surrey and Sussex our Research Delivery Managers manage the delivery of these specialties across our region.

 

 

Specialty 

Research Delivery Manager 

Ageing

Kala Ratnajothy

Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management

Jane Hanson

Cancer

Helen Graham

Cardiovascular Disease

Kala Ratnajothy

Children and Young People

Helen Membrey

Critical Care

Jane Hanson

Dementias and Neurodegeneration

Serena Gregory

Dermatology

Helen Membrey

Diabetes

Kala Ratnajothy

Ear, Nose and Throat

Jane Hanson

Gastroenterology

Jane Hanson

Genomics and Rare Diseases

Helen Membrey

Haematology

Helen Membrey

Health Services Research

Becky Dilley

Infection

Jane Hanson

Kidney disorders

Kala Ratnajothy

Liver (hepatology)

Jane Hanson

Mental Health

Serena Gregory 

Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders

Kala Ratnajothy

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Natalie Billington

Neurological Disorders

Kala Ratnajothy

Ophthalmology

Jane Hanson

Oral and Dental Health

Natalie Billington

Primary Care

Becky Dilley

Public Health and Prevention

Becky Dilley

Reproductive Health

Helen Membrey

Respiratory Disorders

Jane Hanson 

Social Care

Becky Dilley

Stroke

Kala Ratnajothy

Surgery

Jane Hanson

Trauma & emergency care

Jane Hanson

Contact our Research Delivery Managers 

Research Delivery Managers can be contacted by emailing crnkss.studysupport@nihr.ac.uk.

 

We have a small but growing portfolio of studies in Public Health and Social Care. As our portfolio is developing we have capacity to deliver more Public Health and Social Care research in our region, led by Chief Investigators from across the country. 

We are developing our offering to these Public Health and Social Care settings and so we can be flexible in the support we offer.

Stakeholders

We have links with the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent and the School of Health Sciences at University of Brighton.

Working with Local Authorities

Claire Cox, CRN Kent, Surrey and Sussex Senior Research Nurse is spending two days a week working in a Local Authority to support research.

In another Local Authority we are funding time and providing support for a member of local authority staff to be trained in research. This is in conjunction with a nurse from the local community trust.

We are working with the Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System leadership to support research in their public health and social care settings.

We have also recently received some funding from the NIHR to support a project looking at recruitment outside of healthcare settings. With this funding we are hosting some community research awareness raising events, and have plans to use these meetings to offer information about specific studies. We are also exploring the creation of a database of people willing to be contacted about research.

We are developing a series of short video clips covering various concepts and aspects of the research process, aimed at social care staff and members of the public.

We are funding the development of a toolkit for social care research - from both the perspective of social care staff who are looking to undertake research.
Events

Contact

Research Delivery Manager: Becky Dilley becky.dilley@nihr.ac.uk

Specialty Lead for Public Health: Dr Lindsay Forbes L.Forbes@kent.ac.uk

Public Health Champion: Claire Cox claire.a.cox@nihr.ac.uk