Brain Health Day

Brain Health Day

Save the date for the Brain Health Day on 18 March 2023 at Manchester Central Library. The public engagement event will highlight current research happening within the centre. Save the Date:
Saturday 18 March 2023, 11am – 4pm, Location: Manchester Central Library

Improving treatments for Parkinson’s disease

Improving treatments for Parkinson’s disease

A major research project to help improve treatments for Parkinson’s disease will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) and the Walton Centre (NHS Trust Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery) in Liverpool. The project will be led by, investigator in our centre’s Parkinson’s theme, Professor Nicola Ray, Manchester Metropolitan’s Department of Psychology and her Co-Investigators at the NCA, Walton Centre and The University of Manchester. Professor Ray developed the ideas for the project from work she and the team have undertaken with funding from Health Innovation Manchester.

Double success for GJBRC researchers 

Double success for GJBRC researchers 

Funding has been awarded through the dual-award PhD programme between the University of Melbourne and University of Manchester. The dual-award scheme brings together research teams between the two institutions with a PhD student assigned to each. This is a highly competitive scheme with just six dual awards (twelve students) made across both Universities in all disciplines. For our researchers to secure two of these awards is therefore a fantastic achievement.

Imaging the blood-brain barrier after stroke

Imaging the blood-brain barrier after stroke

Post-stroke cognitive decline is one of the most distressing complications in stroke survivors, occurring in up to a third of those affected by stroke within five years. Laura Parkes, Craig Smith and Stuart Allan have been awarded funding to track changes in the brain over months and years in people who have suffered a stroke. The Imaging Hub will be based in Manchester, with $780k funding for research scans and an imaging scientist to work with Dr Parkes and her team.

Hema’s half marathon

Hema’s half marathon

Hema Mistry successfully ran the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday 9 October. Hema finished the race in a very impressive 2:05 raising over £900 for vascular dementia research in our centre.

Outstanding research impact results

Outstanding research impact results

The Research Excellence Framework is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, including research impact, the research environment, research publications and other outputs. One of the high-scoring impact case studies was led by Prof Audrey Bowen, who leads the Centre’s research theme – Rehabilitation and Living with Disability.