University of Sheffield Neuroscience

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University of Sheffield Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience comprises multidisciplinary groups from the units of Neurology, Neuropathology and Psychiatry working in both basic and clinical neuroscience. Clinical and non-clinical researchers combine to investigate the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease and major psychoses, with the goal of translating novel insights into new therapeutic approaches.

Research Themes

The major areas of research interest are in neurodegenerative diseases (diseases of the motor system, basal ganglia and dementia); psychiatric disorders (psychoses, including schizophrenia) and clinical neurology (non epileptic attack disorder, cerebrovascular disease, ataxia and Multiple Sclerosis).

Clinical Neurosciences research in Sheffield has major strategic investments in Neurology, Neuropathology, Psychiatry. This development is based on common research interests in neurodegenerative diseases (diseases of the motor system, basal ganglia and dementia) and neuropsychiatric disorders (psychosis and major affective disorders).

  • Academic Clinical Psychiatry
    The current strengths of Academic Clinical Psychiatry lie in the biological investigation of psychiatric disorders, and include the use of neuroimaging techniques to investigate psychotic and other psychiatric disorders.
  • Neurodegeneration
    Neuro Degenerative diseases of the human motor system studied at Sheffield include motor neurone disease (MND), Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease and hereditary spastic paraplegia.
  • Clinical Neurology
    Clinical Neurology Within the Department of Neuroscience and associated Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust a diverse portfolio of research is undertaken in areas including Non-epileptic seizures, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cerevrovascular disease, ataxia and dementia.