We aim to address one of the major societal challenges facing the world today – the increasing burden of mental ill health and neurodegenerative disorders.
The Institute began in August 2010 as the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, and re-launched in August 2023 as the Neuroscience and Mental Health Innovation Institute. Since our inception, we have facilitated numerous research projects and networks through seedcorn and equipment funding and administrative support.
We aim to further the understanding and treatment of major psychiatric and neurological disorders, which represent some of the greatest challenges to society.
The core methods of our outstanding interdisciplinary scientific research include:
- stem cell neurobiology
- molecular neurobiology
- systems neurobiology
- life course imaging
Our challenge areas
We collaborate with a number of partners within the university’s neuroscience and mental health research environment:
- BRAIN Unit
- Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre
- Cardiff University Centre Human Developmental Science
- Medicines Discovery Institute
- Dementia Research Institute
- Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience
- Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics
- National Centre for Mental Health
- Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health
- School Health Research Network
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