Research

The Children's Trust is committed to research in order to continue to provide high-quality, evidence-based care, therapy and education, and contribute to the wider understanding of paediatric acquired brain injury and complex disabilities.

The Trust aims to be recognised nationally and internationally as a leading research centre specialising in developing clinical and education research programmes.

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Brain cogs illustrationOur research goals

  1. Develop the evidence base through research programmes that enable the development of more effective clinical care and therapy for children and young peopleh with brain injuries, multiple disabilities and complex health needs
  2. Develop the evidence base through research programmes that investigate strategies to enable the development of more effective education for children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties
  3. Develop methods of describing  rehabilitation interventions
  4. Develop expertise in measuring outcomes of rehabilitation
  5. Support and develop multi-disciplinary professionals at The Children’s Trust in undertaking clinical research
  6. Disseminate research findings and evidence-based practice to national and international audiences to raise awareness of the work of The Children’s Trust with scientific, clinical and educational professionals
  7. Monitor research activity across The Children’s Trust
  8. Establish a research culture across The Children’s Trust, ensuring delivery of evidence-based interventions
  9. Establish comprehensive information resources specialising in the areas of brain injuries, multiple disabilities and complex health needs
  10. Establish and maintain research partnerships with external organisations.

Partnerships

Sussex Health Care logoThe Children’s Trust has an established research partnership with the Institute of Child Health (ICH), University College, London and with the Research Centre for Occupation and Mental Health, York St John University.

Sussex Health Care logoWe are grateful to Sussex Health Care for part-funding our research project, led by Val Hobbs, into the learning experiences of learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties and the curriculum resources available to them. Click here for more information about the project. 

For more information about our research work please contact Dr Carolyn Dunford, Head of Research, on cdunford@thechildrenstrust.org.uk 

 
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