Integrated Care Academy

The Integrated Care Academy (ICA), the first of its kind in this country, is an exciting partnership between the University of Suffolk, the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS), Suffolk County Council and Healthwatch Suffolk and others from the voluntary and community sector, such as Suffolk Mind and local hospices. 

It will be the leading academic partner for local health and social care services working in mental health, care for older people and end of life care, and for all people and communities who are interested in learning, including service users, their families and carers.

This new initiative has been established to support the changing needs of health and social care, and to help sustain and develop joined-up services for the health and wellbeing of our population in Suffolk, North East Essex and beyond. 






Contact Us

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Find out where we are, how to contact us, and how to connect with us via social media.

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Health and Wellbeing Quarter

The University will be opening its new Health and Wellbeing Building in early 2022.


Visiting Academics

In the ICA, our Visiting Professors and Senior Fellows play an important part in research, teaching, enterprise and knowledge exchange within their specialised field. 

Health and Sports Sciences

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The School of Health and Sports Sciences is a dynamic and diverse academic unit, offering degrees and apprenticeships.

Continuing Professional Development

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The School of Health and Sports Sciences offers a range of high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities within the Heath and Care sector. 

Suffolk in Sync

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Suffolk in Sync is our unique fundraising campaign to support the development of the ICA. 

Our People

Professor Chantal Ski is Director of the Integrated Care Academy. Professor Ski has over 20 years clinical and research experience in the development and evaluation of health service models of care for patients and families affected by cardiovascular and related conditions. With a k...

Dr Mark Shenton is a GP and Professor of Integrated Care at the ICA. Mark has worked for 30 years in Suffolk, initially in Ipswich and West Suffolk Hospitals and then for 25 years at StowHealth as a GP. Mark has been Chair of Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG since 2012 and prior to that...

Professor Karen Windle is a Professor in Applied Research, Integrated Care for the Integrated Care Academy. Karen will be providing research and evaluative support across the ICA, delivering a range of research programmes across End of Life, Older People’s Care and Mental Health. ...

Hiyam joined the University of Suffolk as a Research Associate at the Integrated Care Academy (ICA) in July 2021. Dr. Al-Jabr is interested in research that is focused on providing patient-centred care and raising patients’ voice to be heard and taken into account. She believes th...

Dr Edward Holmes is a Research Associate in the Integrated Care Academy (ICA), University of Suffolk.  ...