Neuroscience and mental health
This domain 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.
The domain will address fundamental questions in neuroscience and psychology, and improve the treatment, management and care of the large number of individuals with neurodevelopmental and neurological disease or mental illness.
These improvements will be achieved through close partnerships with other organisations, including Clinical Neurosciences at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
Ultimately the overall ambition of the domain is to make Manchester a leading centre of neuroscience and mental health research both nationally and internationally.
Within the domain the following areas of research strength have been identified:
- Cognitive neuroscience (see also: Autism@Manchester)
- Language, communication and hearing
- Mental health
- Neurodegeneration (see: Dementia@Manchester)
- Neuro oncology
- Systems and computational neuroscience
The domain also includes the Manchester Brain Bank, which collects and supplies human brain tissues for research locally, nationally and internationally.