CHSS carries out high quality health services research, with local, national and international professional partners, our goal is to improve the links between research, policy and practice. CHSS’s main strength lies in the extensive knowledge and skills of its staff. The team carry out research in the following diverse fields; Primary Care, Public Policy, Health Psychology and Palliative Care.

An integral part of CHSS is the Opening Doors to Research Group which is made up of members of the public who act as a ‘critical friend’ to CHSS researchers and students.

Public involvement in research

CHSS are pleased to host the Opening Doors to Research Group which is made up of 20+ members of the public who are interested in health research. Its members play a key role in advising CHSS researchers and students on aspects of their research to ensure it is useful and relevant to end-users. Training and support is provided and in order to monitor the activities and impact of the group, both researchers and group members are involved in evaluation activities.

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CHSS, George Allen Wing, Cornwallis Building, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF

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The Opening Doors to Research Group support CHSS researchers and students at the University of Kent in Canterbury.

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