Who we are

Who we are


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We are a Communicating Collaborative Community


Edinburgh Neuroscience is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, cross-College community at the University of Edinburgh whose ethos is collaborative and collegiate cooperation across all research areas. With over 500 fundamental and clinical researchers, based in 185 laboratories, our work spans the life course from prenatal to old age and attempts to answer the fundamental questions

  • how does the brain develop and function across the lifespan
  • how can it be protected and repaired?

Our research takes place within a range of centres that work closely together, with clinical work being integrated across all areas. Edinburgh Neuroscience is widely recognised for its extensive integration of outstanding clinical, biomedical, informatics and psychology research. 


In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 Edinburgh Neuroscience was rated rated 3rd in the UK for Overall Research Power (THE, Dec15) which takes into account the breadth and quality of our research, it's societal impact and the quality of our research environment.  We work hard to provide a dynamic, supportive and creative environment for our researchers and this is reflected in a maximum 100% 4* (world-leading) score for our research environment.