The Research Institute’s vision is to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the field of neuroscience and mental health.
The Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute will establish Cardiff University as an international leader in the field of neuroscience and mental health research.
The Research Institute brings together world-class leaders in ground-breaking neuroscience and mental health research to seek answers to the major psychiatric disorders, which represent some of society’s biggest challenges.
The Research Institute’s vision is to be an internationally-recognised centre of excellence in the field of neuroscience and mental health.
Its mission is to drive the development of new research areas aimed at translating the fundamental discoveries made by Cardiff neuroscientists in the major psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders into a greater understanding of disease mechanisms, classification and diagnosis.
The focus will be across the lifespan from childhood to old age and will include neuro-developmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism, the major adult psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder as well as neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
An important component of the mission will be to train a next-generation of clinical and non-clinical scientists to continue this vital research into the future.
This challenging interdisciplinary vision is beyond the capacity of any individual academic School and can only be delivered by bringing Cardiff neuroscientists together.
We will actively expose basic researchers to the key challenges of translational research and clinical researchers to the potential of advances in basic neurosciences.
There is also a need to train and recruit new researchers who are comfortable spanning disciplinary areas and who are committed to addressing translational challenges. We need more researchers who see beyond the narrow confines of their original disciplines and who are willing to take on the interdisciplinary challenges offered by human neurological and psychiatric disorders.