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Neuroscience and mental health

Our work spans the whole breadth of research in the neurosciences, psychology and psychiatry at the University.


From studying brain function at the molecular, cellular and systems level, through to applied clinical research, the domain supports and develops the very best research to gain a greater understanding of the nervous system in health and disease.

Research in the domain addresses fundamental questions in neuroscience and psychology. This is to improve the treatment, management and care of the large number of individuals with neurodevelopmental and neurological disease or mental illness.

Our ambition

The overall purpose of the domain is to ensure Manchester develops as a leading centre of neuroscience and mental health research, both nationally and internationally.

Areas of activity

Research within the domain is focused around four key areas:

We are also engaged across the breadth of psychology research at Manchester, and actively contribute to the Manchester Centre for Biological Timing.

Our activity is closely aligned and coordinated with two Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) domains:

The domain also ensures strong collaboration across the broad range of research activity in the Faculty, connecting with the other research domains and School research activity.