Brain Sciences

Our research focuses on neuropsychopharmacology and mental health, neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration, and brain plasticity and recovery.

Brain sciences research at Imperial College London

Our mission is to sustain a unique portfolio of translational research in neuroscience and mental health.

The Division of Brain Sciences aligns our expertise and facilities on the refurbished Hammersmith campus to create a dynamic multidisciplinary research environment that addresses national priorities for life sciences and health.


Research groups


We aim to take discoveries from the bench in the labs straight to the bedside of patients. This is achieved through three main research themes (supported by five centres):

We benefit from having one of the best brain imaging centres in the worldImanova - based in the Burlington Danes Building at the Hammersmith Campus, alongside the largest NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in conjunction with Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust


Our key facilities include:

Multidisciplinary research is central to our work. We have extensive Cross-cutting Collaborations with colleagues throughout the College.

We strive for our work to be internationally recognised for scientific excellence, for leading innovation in patient care, and for creating a dynamic environment for training the next generation of leaders in this field.