What is neuropsychology?
Neuropsychology is the area of Psychology concerned with the effects of brain injury and disease on psychological functioning. The main aim of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CNNR) is to support research to enhance clinical practice for survivors of brain injury.
The CCNR supports post-graduate courses, runs a collaborative NHS Clinic, and holds regular consultative meetings with charity and health user groups.
What do we do?
Clinical Neuropsychology provides the links between neuroscience, health and social sciences for improved outcomes for survivors of neurological injury or disease.
The CCNR's Directors are both highly experienced Clinical Neuropsychologists. Lead Clinician Scientists include Neuropsychologists working with children and adults, and a leading Behavioural Neurologist, all with strong clinical research profiles.
The CCNR has academic and clinical associates in Neuroscience, Neurology, Public Health, Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine, and has close links with Mood Disorders, Peninsula Magnetic Resonance and Neurosciences Centres at the University.
The CCNR was involved in organising a seminar series on developmental neuroscience, ethics and the law.
More recent work from the centre includes studies on the prevalence of brain injury in prisons, particularly in young offenders, and has inspired the creation of a brain injury interest group.
The CCNR therefore provides a focus for collaborative research in brain injury and disease across the lifespan.