The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN) and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) together represent one of the world’s leading centres of research and clinical expertise in mental health. 

Translational health research at SLaM and IoPPN has received investment from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through our designation as one of 11 NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRC) in England.  We are the only BRC in the country which specialises in mental health.

Working in partnership with other organisations is critically important to our mission to translate basic scientific research into benefits for patients.  We have an extensive track-record of successful collaboration with clinicians, industry, funders and other academic centres, and we are always looking for new partners who can work with us to translate basic science into patient benefits.

In addition to our state-of-the-art research facilities and world-leading research staff, our access to a unique cohort of patients means that we have much to offer potential collaborators.  We are working with technology firms, pharmaceutical companies, charities and more to collectively drive forward innovative research into mental health.

To find out more about the potential ways in which we could work with your organisation, please contact Dr Saliha Afzal, NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Manager: