Our research

The Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health and Dementia Unit (BRC/U) carries out translational research. Translational research is about bringing findings from basic research into early phase experimental medicine and clinical studies more efficiently and quickly.

By bringing together scientists and clinicians from different disciplines we can identify new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat mental health problems and speed up the time it takes to get better diagnostic tools, treatments and care from the laboratory into the NHS to benefit patients and carers.

The BRC/U is structured around four research clusters of activity, each comprising a number of programmatic themes.