Brain Sciences


About the Faculty

Welcome to the Faculty of Brain Sciences.
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Working in the Faculty

Discover some of the benefits of working at the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences and find signposts to job listings and useful resources.

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How we perform

Key statistics that show UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences is a fantastic place to study and conduct research.

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Research Institutes and Divisions

Find out about the Faculty's component Institutes and Divisions. 

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Contact information and research profiles of the Faculty Office staff and leadership team. 

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Learn about how we use communications channels to amplify our messages and find out how you can get involved. 

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Our place in UCL

The Faculty of Brain Sciences is one of four Faculties which make up the School of Life and Medical Sciences. 

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Find the Faculty

Find the Faculty Office address and maps to locate our buildings

Dean's welcome
Professor Alan Thompson

UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences was established on 1st August 2011 as part of the restructuring of the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength. 

The Faculty brings together our expertise in psychology, psychiatry, prion diseases, ophthalmology and vision, language sciences, audiology, deafness and hearing, neurology and related basic neuroscience. Our outstanding research spans the bench to bedside spectrum and has global impact. Our education portfolio creates the next generation of leaders; we provide a stimulating and rewarding student experience which enhances employability and supports career development prospects. Our partnerships are groundbreaking and innovative, helping us to sharing our expertise with the world. 

Our work is based on our strong values: Excellence; Collegiate and Supportive; Radical and Visionary; Innovative and Entrepreneurial; Enthusiastic, Passionate and Committed; Collaborative and Interdisciplinary; and Transparent. Our work must benefit society (impact), be sustainable and adhere to ethical research practice and integrity.

Our vision for the future is to solve the greatest health and wellbeing problems in the brain sciences in order to transform society and reduce the global burden of disease. The Faculty will play its part to fulfil UCL’s commitment to transform how the world is understood, how knowledge is created and shared and the way that global problems are solved.

I hope you enjoy visiting our website and learning more about our outstanding Faculty. 

Professor Alan Thompson