The Institute unites fundamental research on nervous systems and behaviour with applied science and clinical research across a wide range of disorders.

Our areas of research (research themes) span from the basic biology of neurons to the abnormal activity associated with epilepsy, from music perception to mood disorders, from visual object recognition to retinal prostheses for the blind, from animal decision-making to anaesthesia to neurological disease. This breadth of interests stimulates innovative approaches to our science.

We have access to excellent research facilities including:

  • brain scanning
  • cellular imaging and electrophysiology
  • computational modelling
  • molecular genetics
  • animal and human behavioural laboratories
  • psychophysics

Newcastle University is committed to supporting excellent early career researchers and offers 'Five-Year University Research Fellowships' to support individuals with an emerging reputation for innovative research on a trajectory to become the next generation of research and academic leaders. For specific queries regarding fellowships in the Institute of Neuroscience please contact Professor Melissa Bateson or Professor Zosia Chrzanowska-Lightowlers.

The Institute is committed to providing a good working environment for its staff and students and was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award in April 2015. In line with this we have both Post-doctoral and Post-graduate Committees to ensure that these groups are represented during Institute decision making processes and to offer support and guidance. The IoN has also recently launched an Early Career Mentoring Scheme to support the careers of our young researchers. Please note you may not be able to access these pages if you are using an 'off-campus' computer.