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Our research


The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) carries out translational research in mental health and neurology.  Our aim is to accelerate the translation of the latest scientific discoveries into first-in-person clinical trials and other well-designed studies. 

By bringing together scientists and clinicians from different disciplines, these findings can then be evaluated, developed and implemented in the NHS, providing new tests and treatments for people with mental health conditions and neurological disorders. 

 

Research themes 2022-2027

Research at the NIHR Maudsley BRC is organised into nine themes:

 

Research Theme

Child Mental Health & Neurological Disorders

We address mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions in childhood and adolescence.
Research Theme

Digital Therapies

We are accelerating the development, precision of, and implementation of novel digital therapeutics.
Research Theme

Eating Disorders & Obesity

We are developing our early interventions and new therapies to be tailored and scalable.
Research Theme

Experimental Medicine & Therapeutics

This theme is advancing experimental therapeutics with multiple endpoints.
Research Theme

Neuroimaging

We investigate brain structure, function, physiology and metabolism across psychiatric and neurological disorders.
Research Theme

Pain & Addictions

We use expertise from different specialities to enable a mind-body approach to lessening negative impacts in pain and addictions.

 

Research Theme

Psychosis & Mood Disorders

Our theme aims to transform the future of people suffering with psychosis and mood disorders.
Research Theme

Informatics

Our theme in informatics integrates rich clinical data with large datasets to better understand psychiatric disorders.
Research Theme

Trials, Prediction & Genomics

We aim to deliver a step-change in patient-centred, data-driven mental health research at scale.