Our Strategy

Our Vision

Our world leading researchers will use their skills and experience to readily engage and empower people with neurological and psychiatric conditions to contribute to and influence our research and that of other neuroscientists across the UK.

Our Aims

Our Centre has three core aims:

  1. Develop a culture where public engagement is embedded into all research programs, producing world leading researchers with the skills and experience to readily engage with diverse communities
  2. Create a substantial network of empowered people with neurological and psychiatric conditions so they can meaningfully contribute to the research
  3. Establish ongoing relationships with a diversity of communities across the UK that are traditionally underserved in neuroscience.

Our Objectives

Our Objectives are broken down into each of our core aims for public engagement. They are centered on establishing a cultural change within the Centre that embeds meaningful contribution from those with neurological and psychiatric conditions into our research process.

Aim 1: Develop a culture where public engagement is embedded into all research programs, producing world leading researchers with the skills and experience to readily engage with diverse communities

  • Objective 1: Embed public engagement into all research programs
  • Objective 2: Develop a training and support program to build researcher’s skills and experience in engagement

Aim 2: Create a substantial network of empowered people with neurological and psychiatric conditions so they can meaningful contribute to the research

  • Objective 1: Engage and involve people with neurological and psychiatric conditions in our research practice
  • Objective 2: Share our approach to engagement and involvement across the UK, communicating and developing best practice

Aim 3: Establish ongoing relationships with a diversity of communities across the UK that are traditionally underserved in neuroscience

  • Objective 1: Target audiences that are directly affected by neurological and psychiatric conditions
  • Objective 2: Influence the science capital of underserved audiences in science and neuroscience specifically

Target Audiences

Our target audiences for public engagement are:

  • People with neurological and psychiatric conditions
  • Community groups traditionally underserved in neuroscience