Restorative neuroscience

The Centre for Restorative Neuroscience’s mission is to undertake ground-breaking research at laboratory level and bring the successes of that research to the bedside for the benefit of patients. The groups within this Centre comprise internationally respected investigators who are working at the cutting edge of restorative research. This bench-to-bedside approach means that groups are made up of basic scientists as well as clinicians, allowing a fuller understanding of diseases, their mechanisms and potential treatments.


Head of Centre

Professor David Sharp is an NIHR Research Professor and honorary consultant neurologist with a special interest in traumatic brain injury. He runs a multidisciplinary traumatic brain injury clinic at St Mary's Hospital and directs a program of research investigating the impact of traumatic brain injury on cognitive function.

Further information on Professor Sharp

Deputy Head of Centre

Dr Paresh Malhotra is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Brain Sciences and Consultant Neurologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. His research work focusses on the cognitive deficits that are caused by Neurological conditions such as stroke and degenerative diseases, and developing treatments for these impairments.

Further information on Dr Malhotra

Memorial service for Professor Richard Wise

In memory of Professor Richard Wise

Following the passing of Professor Richard Wise on 2 March 2018, a memorial service was held at Imperial College's Hammersmith Campus on 9 July 2018 in celebration of his life and work. Professor Wise was a Professor of Neurology in the Centre for Restorative Neuroscience, and head of The Cognitive Neuroimaging Group.

The Professor Wise Memorial Fund has been established within Imperial College Charity to commemorate Richard and his passion for supporting researchers early in their careers through the of hosting an annual international lecture prize competition for young scientists in cognitive neuroscience. Find out more on the Imperial Medicine Blog