The NIHR ARC KSS Board is accountable to the host organisation, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and through them to the National Institute for Health and Care Research and the Department of Health and Social Care.

It provides guidance on the overall vision of NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey, Sussex (ARC KSS).

 Our Board

  • Meets three times a year in public
  • Maintains strong engagement with Integrated Care Systems in the region
  • Has three public members

Independently chaired by Professor Sir Nick Black, Board members include lead and collaborating universities, Health Innovation Network Kent, Surrey, Sussex, public members, Integrated Care Systems, Local Authorities including Public Health and Social Care, Primary Care Networks. 

Observing a Board meeting 

Our next Board meeting is being held virtually on: Tuesday 8 October. A copy of the agenda will be available nearer to the time. 

If you would like to observe a Board Meeting please review this document and action as advised.  Please direct any questions about observing a Board meeting to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates of future NIHR ARC KSS Board meetings in public include are:

Date:    Tuesday 8th October 2024
Time:    2-4pm
Venue:  Via Zoom

Board papers

The ARC KSS Executive Group has delegated operational responsibility to ensure that the ARC delivers its objectives/milestones and monitors the progress of research, implementation, capacity building, dissemination and patient and community engagement, involvement and participation activities to those objectives.

NIHR ARC KSS Governance Structure

Meet the team

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Professor Sir Nick Black

Chair ARC KSS Board

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Michelle Gardener

Public Advisor ARC KSS Board

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Jason Grant

Public Advisor ARC KSS Board

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Eleanor Levy

Public Advisor ARC KSS Board

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