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Our research

The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) carries out translational research in mental health and neurology.  Our aim is to accelerate the translation of the latest scientific discoveries into first-in-person clinical trials and other well-designed studies. 

By bringing together scientists and clinicians from different disciplines, these findings can then be evaluated, developed and implemented in the NHS, providing new tests and treatments for people with mental health conditions and neurological disorders. 

Research outputs

Explore more detail about research outputs and researchers at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre on the King's College London Research Portal. It hosts a wide range of research information such as research outputs for individuals and research groups, funding details, as well as links to Open Access publications. 

Visit the NIHR Maudsley BRC research unit page on King's Research Portal


Research themes 2022-2027

Research at the NIHR Maudsley BRC is organised into ten themes:

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Child Mental Health & Neurodevelopmental Disorders

We address mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions in childhood and adolescence.
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Digital Therapies

We are accelerating the development, precision of, and implementation of novel digital therapeutics.
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Eating Disorders and Obesity

We are developing our early interventions and new therapies to be tailored and scalable.
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Experimental Medicine and Therapeutics

This theme is advancing experimental therapeutics with multiple endpoints.
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Our theme in informatics integrates rich clinical data with large datasets to better understand psychiatric disorders.
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Motor Neuron Disease

This theme is evaluating new treatments and enabling drugs with potential to become available to patients.


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We investigate brain structure, function, physiology and metabolism across psychiatric and neurological disorders.
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Pain and Addictions

We use expertise from different specialities to enable a mind-body approach to lessening negative impacts in pain and addictions.
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Psychosis and Mood Disorders

Our theme aims to transform the future of people suffering with psychosis and mood disorders.
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Trials, Genomics and Prediction

We aim to deliver a step-change in patient-centred, data-driven mental health research at scale.