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Professor Neil Harrison

Professor Neil Harrison

Clinical Professor in Neuroimaging

School of Medicine

School of Psychology

Email:
harrisonn4@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6785
Location:
1.076, Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

Neil Harrison leads the Immunopsychiatry Research Group based at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) and the Haydn Ellis Building (HEB).

Prior to moving to Cardiff he spent 10 years in Sussex where he established the first UK Clinical Immunopsychiatry Service providing bespoke treatments for people with difficult-to-treat depression in the context of inflammation. He completed a PhD in Neuroscience at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (UCL), and psychiatry training at the Maudsley Hospital and National Hospital for Neurology, Queen Square.

His research investigates how the bodies immune system interacts with the brain to alter mood, motivation and cognition and contribute to common mental illnesses such as Depression, Myalgic Encephalisits/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

His research has been funded through grants from the MRC, Wellcome Trust, Action for ME, Arthritis Research UK (now Versus Arthritis) and Janssen Pharmaceutics.

He has just been elected as ‘President Elect for the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society’. He will take up this position in June 2019 and will be president of PNIRS – the leading international society for research into the bidirectional interactions between the immune system and the brain from June 2020-2021.

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