The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a key partnership between the IoPPN and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), and forms part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.
Led by Professor Matthew Hotopf, Vice Dean Research, the centre represents the close working relationship between our Faculty and SLaM to drive world-class clinical research. It develops and tests new psychological and pharmacological treatments to gain a better understanding of which treatments work best for which patients. It also uses a growing expertise in informatics to identify who is at risk of poor outcomes and how to effectively intervene to improve these outcomes.
The combined expertise of the BRC, and the studies undertaken there, accelerate the translation of the latest scientific discoveries into first-in-human clinical trials and other well-designed studies to assess the safety, side effects and methods for treatment. The findings from these studies can then be developed and implemented to produce new tests and treatments for people with mental illness and neurological disorders.
The centre is one of twenty national university/NHS Foundation Trust partnerships funded by the NIHR to ensure that discoveries in medical science are turned into improved healthcare for patients as quickly as possible. It is the only BRC specialising in mental health and brings together researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals, to build on a strong scientific base in biological research, psychology, epidemiology and other disciplines.
For more information, please visit NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre.