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The Hodge Centre for Translational Neuroscience

The Hodge Centre for Translational Neuroscience will translate genetic breakthroughs into the development of new treatments for patients with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and mood disorders.

This can only happen through external engagement with the other players in this arena, namely industry, the NHS and the third sector. The Centre will continue to use the unique Cardiff environment to attract and train the brightest and best minds to tackle the problem of mental illness whilst expanding and embedding our approach of working with partners to translate our research into new treatments for patients. Our existing partnerships with Takeda and Janssen have already shown potential, and we believe we can make Cardiff the “go-to” place for inward investment in translational mental health research.

Over five years, the Hodge Centre’s work would include the following key elements:

  1. Developing the next generation of research talent through the Hodge PhD Scholarship Programme of 18 prestigious and highly competitive PhD scholarships.
  2. Supporting the best early career researchers beyond their PhDs.
  3. Translate our innovative research for patient benefit.
  4. Engage with partners, patients and the public through our annual Hodge Public Lecture and outreach events with industry, clinical groups, the NHS and the public.

Enquiries

For more information regarding the Hodge Centre’s PhD scholarships and how to engage with us, please contact:

Julie Cleaver

Julie Cleaver

Administrator (Postgraduate and Research), Neuroscience and Mental Health Innovation Institute

Email
cleaverj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 8341

Academic Lead

Professor Jeremy Hall

Professor Jeremy Hall

Director, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences; Director/Clinical Professor, Neuroscience and Mental Health Innovation Institute

Email
hallj10@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 8342

Academic Co-Leads

Professor Lawrence Wilkinson

Professor Lawrence Wilkinson

Co Director, Neuroscience and Mental Health Innovation Institute

Email
wilkinsonl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0) 29 2068 8461
Dr Kerrie Thomas

Dr Kerrie Thomas

Reader, Operations Director Neuroscience and Mental Health Innovation Institute, Co-Director of the Hodge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Immunology in Cardiff

Email
thomaskl5@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 8344
Professor Neil Harrison

Professor Neil Harrison

Clinical Professor in Neuroimaging

Email
harrisonn4@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6785