Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre
Translating neurological research into patient benefit.
The Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre combines discovery science and experimental medicine to rapidly translate our research into healthcare benefit.
We want to discover and develop new treatments and implement optimal care pathways that provide better outcomes and transform the lives of patients living with neurological diseases.
We do this through a multidisciplinary approach, involving all healthcare professionals across the translational pathway to ensure all aspects of healthcare benefit are considered within our research agenda.
The Centre is a partnership between the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences (part of Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust), The University of Manchester and the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre.
The Centre team comprises researchers and other staff from the NHS and The University of Manchester.
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Stroke and dementia theme leads
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Parkinson's disease theme lead
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Brain rehabilitation theme lead
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Brain imaging theme leads
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News and updates
See the latest news and updates from the Centre on our blog.
Northern Care Alliance Research Collection (NCARC)
NCARC is a Human Tissue Authority (HTA) licensed generic research tissue bank, with an affiliated sample biorepository. NCARC works across the Northern Care Alliance, covering four hospitals.
NCARC provides a streamlined and high-quality way to collect and store appropriate consented annotated biomaterial, and NHS data, for distribution to partners with an interest in biomedical research, according to regulatory requirements.
To learn more about NCARC, request access or set up a specific research collection, please visit the NCARC website.
Patient and public engagement
Find out how you can get involved with our research on our patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) page.
Find out how you can get involved with our research.
Run by NorthCare Charity, The Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Fund facilitates philanthropic donations from those interested in supporting our vital ongoing research.
Although most funding for specific research projects comes from national bodies such as the Medical Research Council and charities such as The Brain Tumour charity, our research fund allows us to carry out small pilot projects quickly and effectively without the need for external funding.
This ensures we can drive forward small research projects from conception into large scale projects. Data from pilot projects can provide the evidence and rationale for larger externally funded grants, meaning any donations, small or large, have a huge impact on future research.
If you would like to discuss how you can make a donation through a trust and foundation, or a company, or if you have any questions about making a donation, please contact NorthCare Charity.
If you would like to take on a challenge, host an event or do some fundraising for The Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Fund, the team at NorthCare Charity are here to help. When you register to fundraise or to take part in an event, just let them know that you want to support the Centre, and they will make sure all your money goes to the fund.
Donate to our research fund
You can donate to our research fund via our JustGiving page.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about the Centre, please get in touch.
Alisha Patel (Centre Manager)
Gill Burns (Centre Administrator)
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