Our research is tackling some of the major psychiatric and neurological disorders.
Our research is aimed at understanding the fundamental mechanisms underlying major psychiatric and neurological disorders. There are programmes of work on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression in children and adolescents, ADHD, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and epilepsy among others. There is a major focus on genetics and genomics but also interest in brain imaging, epidemiology, animal models and cell biology. There is also work on psychoeducation, health services, research and public engagement.
Members of the Institute comprise the majority of the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics & Genomics. Members of the Institute are also members of Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, Cardiff Institute of Infection & Immunity, Institute of Primary Care & Public Health, National Centre for Mental Health and Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)
There is much current collaborative research both with other Institutes within the School of Medicine and with other schools. In particular there are links with the Schools of Psychology (brain imaging, developmental psychopathology and animal models), Biosciences (Huntington's disease, stem cell research), Social Sciences (genetics and society, Criminology) and Law (mental health law). We also have extensive international links.