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Mental Health, Dementia and Neurodegeneration

Mental Health, Dementia and Neurodegeneration

Disorders which are likely to carry the highest burden of disease in the years to come, include:

  • mental illness
  • dementia
  • neurodegenerative disorders

Aims and methods

Our goal is to improve the care and outcomes of patients living with these disorders. We want to decrease the burden on individuals, families and society.

We can achieve this through:

  • greater understanding of the disorders
  • development of novel treatments
  • identification of how best to optimise patient care

This theme focuses on understanding and management of mental illness and dementia.

This research spans healthy human studies investigating:

  • relevant underlying processes
  • investigations in patient populations
  • proof of concept studies
  • clinical trials

Research techniques

Our research utilises techniques such as:

  • neuropsychology
  • neuroimaging
  • neuropathology
  • neurophysics
  • computational neuroscience

The theme links with other themes in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

This involves progressing knowledge in areas like molecular biology and clinical implementation science.

Related themes and organisations

Related research themes include:

This theme also links with: