Leading health studies expert Professor Stephen Peckham has joined the University of Kent as Director of the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS).
Professor Peckham’ s areas of research specialism include commissioning for people with long-term conditions, public health and general practice, integrated care in primary care. He is also involved with a number of international collaborations on primary care and public health systems.
Professor Peter Jeffries, Director of KentHealth, the University agency co-ordinating all its health-related activities, said: ‘Stephen Peckham’s appointment at Kent demonstrates our commitment to health care research.
‘He brings with him an enormous wealth of experience in the field and will provide a catalyst for increased research activity. This also represents part of a larger investment in CHSS by the University to expand the work of this prestigious centre’.
The Centre for Health Services Studies delivers high quality local, national and international research to support provision and innovation in health and social care and inform policy and practice. It enters into collaborative partnerships with service users, professionals and policy-makers in health and social care nationally and internationally to undertake research which is theoretically and empirically grounded.
As part of his role at Kent, Professor Peckham will continue to direct the Department of Health Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System, which is based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and also the University of Manchester.