A multidisciplinary approach is core to all CDT research projects. PhD students work with a team of supervisors, each of whom brings complementary expertise to the training programme. Projects bring one or more technological approaches together with neuroscience expertise to solve an important problem underlying brain disorders.

Technology themes include:

  • Microelectronics, devices & biosensors
  • Optical & genetic neurotechnology
  • Computational modeling and data analysis tools
  • Neuroprosthetics & neural interface technology
  • Robotics & human-machine interaction
  • Imaging

These are applied to health themes including:

  • Diagnostics & clinical monitoring
  • Modulation of peripheral disease-controlling neural circuits
  • Brain repair & neuroregeneration
  • Brain circuits in health & disease
  • Rehabilitation & augmentation
  • Lifelong health & well-being

In addition, the majority of CDT projects address one or more diseases or disorders including: age associated disease, ALS, Alzheimer's, cancer, cerebral palsy, CNS, dementia, hearing impariment, multiple sclerosis, neurotrauma, Parkinson's, psychiatric disorders and stroke.