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Partnerships: Our expertise

The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) represents one of Europe's leading academic-healthcare partnerships, in terms of the number of clinical trials we conduct and the total number of patients recruited into them. 

Our academic research strengths in psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience gives us a unique advantage in being able to deliver high quality clinical trials across the field of mental health and neuroscience. 

As part of National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), we are one of twenty NIHR Biomedical Research Centres in England.

We have research expertise in a wide range of clinical disorders in mental health and neuroscience, with extensive experience in experimental medicine and early phase clinical trials. Through our extensive external partnerships we are working on a range of clinical trials in novel diagnostics and pharmacological therapeutics. 

In health technology, we offer an environment where digital industries can innovate, making use of our informatics and data science expertise to unlock the value of 'big data' in health records, while providing expert guidance in NHS information governance. We also offer cross-cutting neuroimaging and -omics expertise, across clinical disorders.

Stories of Research: Partnerships

Discover how our research is making a difference to people’s lives, today and tomorrow.

Stories of Research

A step towards a quieter future for MRI

We have developed new MRI techniques to dramatically reduce noise levels during scanning.
Stories of Research

Psilocybin-assisted therapy for depression

Largest ever trial showing promising results that psilocybin reduces depression symptoms.
Stories of Research

Using ketamine to test new schizophrenia drugs

Investigating the impact of ketamine on the chemical messenger glutamate.
Stories of Research

New non-sedating drug for anxiety disorders

We are developing a drug for anxiety with fewer side-effects in collaboration with industry.