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A World Of Discovery, Professor David Wilkinson

Kent research for COVID-19

Professor Philippe De Wilde is Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation. Across the University of Kent, academic staff are focusing their efforts on helping the NHS and government agencies during the current crisis.

The University of Kent has very strong research groups in Pharmacy and Biosciences and has supported this research for many years, they bring vital knowledge and the research to contribute to the national effort. Staff and students are also supporting Kent hospitals to increase the number of COVID-19 tests that can be carried out each day. With your support, we can undertake more research to help make a breakthrough.

3D rendering of the new KMMS building on Kent's Canterbury campus

Changing the lives of those with neuro-disability

A research group at Kent, led by Professor David Wilkinson, has pioneered and shown the amazing potential benefits of therapeutic neurostimulation. This is a technique to stimulate the brain from the outside (i.e. no surgery), using tested devices developed in our laboratory.

We need your help to do larger-scale studies to understand how the brain is recovering with this treatment so that we can obtain the approval needed to get this new form of treatment into routine clinical practice.

Read more about Professor Wilkinson's research


Simon Kerridge

Academics love working with donors. There's nothing they enjoy more than talking with others about the subject they are passionate about, and the impact of their work.

Dr Simon Kerridge Director of Research Services