UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychiatry

Visual Paired Comparison Task

Our main goal is to identify the brain networks underlying cognitive, motor, emotional and mental health status in children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders or brain injury/disease.  This enables a better understanding of the process of recovery and reorganisation of function that lessens the burden of impairments. Our research findings directly translate into improved clinical care and more favourable educational outcomes.

Great Ormond Street Hospital

In collaboration with colleagues in basic and clinical neuroscience, we use neuroimaging, electrophysiological, and neuropsychological examinations to study a number of paediatric cohorts.  These include patients with epilepsy, cerebrovascular disorders, cardiorespiratory disease, neurogenetic disorders, traumatic brain injury and demyelinating disorders. We work closely with the departments of Neuropsychology, Neurology and the CAMHS Psychological Medicine Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital, as well as the General and Adolescent Paediatrics, Palliative Care and Mental Health Section at the UCL Institute of Child Health

UCL Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

We have established the UCL Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (CDCN), an interdisciplinary, cross-faculty and cross-theme initiative to increase collaboration between UCL and its health partners. We also offer a Masters qualification in Clinical and Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology that is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Early Detection of atypical cognitive and social skills
Speech and Language
Motor Organisation
Clinical Applications

London Babylab

Number Processing in Children born Preterm