Our research is highly influential on a national and international scale. Find out about the real-life impact of our work.
Find out why UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences is a fantastic place to conduct research.
Explore our faculty strengths and browse all of our activities around dementia and mental health.
The Faculty is the perfect environment to take on postgraduate study.
Take a look at our partnerships and innovation page to find out about research partnerships in the Faculty.
Every year, our new undergraduates get the chance to meet a researcher of their choosing - watch a selection of videos explaining the research interests of some of our staff.
A collection of resources and information that our early career researchers will find useful.
Our influential researchers are making real impact in the brain sciences
The research undertaken by the Faculty has had a demonstrably strong impact both nationally and internationally. We are exceptionally influential (according to RAND bibliometrics) in many fields, including psychology, deafness, clinical neurology, audiology and dementias. Our neuroscience and behaviour research is the most-cited by scientists across Europe and second most-cited in the world (according to Thomson Reuters).
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. Our research spans the entire bench to bedside spectrum, from basic cellular biology, through experimental medicine, to clinical studies in patients, and focuses on five key themes: Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection; Mental Health; Sensory Systems and Therapies; Lifelong Cognition and Behaviour Change; and Stroke.
The Faculty of Brain Sciences comprises of seven Institutes and Divisions and thirteen Research Centres, which are portals to exciting and innovative research. To support our mission we form collaborative partnerships with both global industrial partners (for example, Santen, Eisai and Takeda) and local health partners (for example, UCLP, UCLH and Moorfields).
Research staff listings
Visit individual Institute and Division pages for more information on research staff:
- Division of Psychiatry
- Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
- Ear Institute
- Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
- Institute of Neurology
- Institute of Ophthalmology
- Institute of Prion Diseases