The following are the key members of the Research Institute’s new team.
Director of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute and Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics. He has been working on the genetics of psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders for over 20 years.
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychology since 1994. His research examines the architecture of the brain and how various brain structures cooperate to support different forms of memory.
Distinguished Research Professor, School of Biosciences, best known for his work on the molecular mechanisms that regulate neuronal survival and the growth of neural processes, he has also contributed to the development of novel antibody therapeutics.
Co-director of the Brain Repair Group and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is a behavioural neuroscientist who has worked for over three decades on developing strategies for functional cell transplantation in the adult brain, focusing on repair and functional recovery in animal models of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.
Professor of Neuroscience in the School of Biosciences. He is a leading expert on the cerebral cortex and author of the acclaimed book, Barrel Cortex.
Professor Adrian Harwood
Professor Adrian Harwood is Neuroscience Divisional Leader in the School of Biosciences. His research investigates the effects of mood stabilizers in the cellular context, and he brings the emerging field of cellular psychopharmacology to the Institute.
James Morgan is Professor of Ophthalmology, Cardiff University and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at the University Hospital of Wales. He is chair of the Glaucoma Alliance in Wales and leads the development in glaucoma care in Wales.
Professor of Psychiatric Genetics in the Department of Psychological Medicine and Neurology, Deputy Director of the Cardiff Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and a practicing Consultant Psychiatrist.
Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at Cardiff University and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the University Hospital of Wales. She is joint director of the Cardiff University Brain Repair Group, and has worked in the area of neurodegeneration since 1994, with special interest in Huntington’s disease and the development of new therapies.
A member of the School of Psychology and a co-director of the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC). His research is focused on applying his expertise in multimodal neuroimaging methodologies to neuroscience questions.
Professor of Behavioural Genetics, jointly in Cardiff's Schools of Medicine and Psychology. He conducts fundamental and applied research into how genetic and epigenetic mechanisms influence brain function and behaviour.
Head of the neurodegeneration section of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre on Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, her work in identifying susceptibility genes for Alzheimer’s disease and developmental dyslexia has resulted in global recognition.
The Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute consists of over 100 neuroscientists and researchers from across the University. Membership includes academics from the Department of Psychological Medicine and Neurology, School of Medicine, the Medical Research Council's Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG), as well as investigators from the Schools of Psychology, Biosciences and Optometry and Vision Sciences.
Other Schools which will support the Research Institute include the School of Computer Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences, Wales Gene Park and the Wales Epilepsy Research Network.
The Research Institute will also work closely with the Cardiff University’s Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) and The Experimental MRI Centre (EMRIC), offering the latest in brain imaging techniques.