Neuroscience and Mental Health

The Neuroscience and Mental Health Theme covers all disorders affecting the brain and central nervous system (CNS). Our research spans projects addressing the genetics and basic biological mechanisms leading to CNS disorders, through to translational studies exploring intervention and behavioural change. All research is centered around the following aims:

  • Reduce the significant societal and financial impact of CNS and mental health disorders
  • Optimise quality of life and wellbeing in those with chronic and/or progressive disease
  • Encourage behavioural change and citizenship behaviour, leading to a sustainable, safe and inclusive society
  • Deliver new methods for personalised assessment of health and behaviour, facilitating measurement of preventative interventions