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Cognitive and mental health and wellbeing

Maintaining cognitive function in health and disease

Theme lead: John Geddes

Our vision

To create an environment optimised for clinical trials, by creating memory clinic capabilities that enable early detection of pathology in patients, and using outcome measures that better reflect quality of life.

Our mission

To delay the onset and reduce the incidence of disease, as well as prevent disease progression and improving wellbeing. The theme will deploy Oxford’s strength in a wide range of therapeutic areas to enhance our understanding of neurodegeneration, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia arising from cerebrovascular disease. It will also seek to identify ways to maintain cognitive health, by evaluating behavioural interventions to enhance neuronal plasticity via cognitive and physical training.

The work of this theme has been strengthened by the creation through competition of the Oxford Health NIHR BioMedical Research Centre.  More information on this important centre and in particular its research, can be found here.  Its key elements include:

NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility (NIHR Oxford CRF)
Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA)
Case Records Interactive Search (CRIS)
Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (OxCADAT)


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