UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences

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Tel: +44 20 7679 6924

Latest Brain Sciences News

Liz Sampson reflects on being awarded William Farr Medal

I was very honoured to be nominated by the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry for the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries’ William Farr Medal. This is awarded annually to medical practitioners who have made a significant contribution to the management of illness in elderly people. This can be in any research discipline as part of original work by those who are in mid-career. The award consists of a medal and is named after William Farr, a Fellow of the Royal Society, who stressed the importance of correct diagnosis in planning clinical treatment. More...

Published: Sep 15, 2014 11:02:36 AM

Dr Selina Wray with some of her stem cells

Creating brain cells from skin to study Alzheimer’s

An early-career researcher at UCL has just been awarded £900,000 for a stem cell study to develop new treatments for dementia. More...

Published: Sep 5, 2014 9:00:00 AM

About Us

The Faculty of Brain Sciences brings together expertise at the forefront of neurology, ophthalmology, audiology, psychology and language sciences, cognitive neuroscience and mental health sciences. It is one of four faculties within UCL's School of Life and Medical Sciences

Our community undertakes world-leading research and teaching in neurology and neural pathways, neuroscience, language, cognition, psychology and psychiatry.  It takes an integrative approach to the study of mind and brain by focusing on the determinants of human perception, cognition, emotion and behaviour. 

We are recognised as world leaders in our fields and our work attracts staff and students from around the globe. UCL neuroscience has the highest level of ISI citations in Europe, and is ranked second worldwide (behind Harvard), in the field of neuroscience and behavior. The Faculty and its component parts create an outstanding and vibrant environment for study and research.