Research and Innovation

It is an exciting time for research in KMPT with research involvement increasing across Kent and Medway. We are participating in more industry studies than ever before, helping to develop our research team further.

Our Research and Development team has a focus on mental health, dementias and neurodegeneration. We are funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and are part of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Clinical Research Network (KSSCRN).

Meet our team

Find out who's who in the Research Team.


Join Dementia Research (JDR)

A new online database called Join Dementia Research (JDR) has recently been launched. It is a place for people to register their interest in participating in dementia research.  It helps people with dementia, their carers, or anyone interested in dementia research to be matched to potentially suitable studies.

You can register for the research either online at, by phone or by post. Your details will be stored securely and will be regularly matched against relevant studies.

Twitter: @beatdementia

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Research Participant Experience Questionnaire

We value your opinion on what it was like to be involved in research. We would be grateful if you could complete this anonymous questionnaire about your experience to help us improve our service.

The information you provide will be collected by the Research Team at Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust and will be treated in the strictest confidence. It will not affect any further treatment or any future participation in any research study.

Complete the questionnaire online

Please contact us at if you would like a paper version.

Contact details

If you have any queries, want to get involved, or would like to discuss any aspect of our research and development work, please contact a member of our team or use our online enquiry form.

You could also:

  • Find out who can be a Principal Investigator

  • Discover what research offers patients

  • Arrange a personalised research talk for you and/or your team to discuss how you and the service users in your care can be involved in research.