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About the Division of Neuroscience

Welcome from Vice-Dean for Neuroscience, Professor Mark Richardson

Professor Mark Richardson

Welcome to Neuroscience at King's, providing a hub for ground-breaking research, a vibrant education programme and a network of scientists and clinicians with diverse expertise, working across all aspects of neuroscience.

Working within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) enables a unique level of collaboration between these disciplines, allowing our research and study to be carried out in the wider context of mental health as a whole.


With more than 100 Principal Investigators, our research programmes span a wide range of areas – from individual molecules to society as a whole, considering stages of earliest development through to old age – all applied to understanding the mechanisms of diseases in the brain and nervous system, and working to improve treatments. Our research activity is housed in exceptional facilities across the Guy's and Denmark Hill campuses, with more than £19 million awarded in funding every year, underpinning our position as an internationally leading research enterprise.


Our education programme offers exciting opportunities for students at all levels. Our Neuroscience BSc provides a comprehensive grounding across neuroscience, as well as the opportunity for focused study in specific areas and development of a research project. Our portfolio of postgraduate MSc courses allows for in-depth study into specialised areas of neuroscience, as well as providing further research opportunities. There are also numerous opportunities for PhD study, and we welcome enquiries from interested students.


Our work aims to achieve a fuller understanding of diseases and better treatments, and we therefore work very closely with three large NHS Trusts comprising King’s Health Partners. In particular, we work in partnership with the Neurosciences Clinical Academic Group, through shared strategy in research and education.

We hope you will be inspired to visit us, study here, or to join us as a future colleague.

Professor Mark Richardson | Vice-Dean for Neuroscience


Our departments:

Basic and Clinical Neuroscience

Developmental Neurobiology


Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases


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