Improving brain health: the future in mind
The Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (OH BRC) led by Professor John Geddes is based at the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. The OH BRC is run in partnership with the University of Oxford and involves 10 additional partner university and NHS Trusts across England. Support for infrastructure is provided by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) for 11 research Themes focused on brain health.
The OH BRC also hosts the NIHR Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration (MH TRC) – a network comprising of a number of UK centres of excellence with strong industry collaborations.
Funded by the Department of Health & Social Care, Office for Life Sciences and also hosted by OH BRC, The Mental Health Mission, will work with the NIHR MH-TRC, to increase capacity in mental health research through providing relevant training and creating better systems to support industry- and academic-led research and investment across the UK.
Together with its partners, the OH BRC will develop a national network of centres of excellence, with the aim of creating a platform to deliver high quality experimental medicine research focused on new treatments and procedures to improve mental health conditions and more broadly, patients’ lives.