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The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a partnership between South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London.  Together, these organisations represent one of the world's leading centres of research and clinical expertise in mental health, neuroscience and dementia.

Our mission is to translate basic scientific research into benefits for patients, and working in partnership with other organisations is critically important to us.

We have an extensive track record of successful collaboration with patient groups, industry, funders, and other academic centres, and we are always looking for new partners to support the delivery of innovative research.

In addition to state-of-the-art research facilities and an expert academic leadership team, our access to a diverse, well characterised patient and population cohorts means that we can deliver innovative trials and other well designed studies in mental and physical health, quickly and efficiently.

We work with technology firms, pharmaceutical companies, charities, and patient groups to develop and implement new tests and treatments for mental health and related disorders.

In September 2018 we joined a newly formed NIHR Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration (TRC) which will work with industry and charity partners to find new treatments and therapeutics. The NIHR Mental Health TRC will carry out much-needed scientific research to help transform the lives of those affected by mental illness.

We are always looking for new partners who can work with us to translate basic science into patient benefits. 

Making use of our unique research facilities, we collaborate with industry, clinicians, patient organisations, and other academic centres on research projects of all shapes and sizes. 

Additionally, we offer consultancy, contracted services and training partnerships across all our areas of expertise.

Our expertise

The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) represents one of Europe's leading academic-healthcare partnerships, in terms of the number of clinical trials we conduct and the total number of patients recruited into them. 

Our academic research strengths in psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience gives us a unique advantage in being able to deliver high quality clinical trials across the field of mental health and neuroscience. 

As part of National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), we are one of twenty NIHR Biomedical Research Centres in England. 

We have research expertise in a wide range of clinical disorders in mental health and neuroscience, with extensive experience in experimental medicine and early phase clinical trials.

In health technology, we offer an environment where digital industries can innovate, making use of our informatics and data science expertise to unlock the value of 'big data' in health records, while providing expert guidance in NHS information governance. We also offer cross-cutting neuroimaging and -omics expertise, across clinical disorders.


Industry partnerships 

To discuss industry partnerships with us, please contact:


Mitul Mehta

Professor Mitul Mehta, Centre for Innovative Therapeutics (C-FIT), Institute for Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London and theme lead for Experimental Medicine and Novel Therapeutics (

To discuss any other kind of partnership, or to find out more about the NIHR Maudsley BRC please contact: 

Eric Lynch, C-Fit Associate Director, at


Our leadership group

Our leadership group

Find out more about our leadership team, theme leads, and key staff at the BRC.
Our research

Our research

We research new tests, treatments and theories in mental health. Find out more about our nine research themes.
Core Facilities

Our research facilities

Find out more about the world-leading specialist research facilities provided at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre.