Get involved!

We are always interested in hearing from members of the public to get involved with staff at the Centre to inform a range of activities including: developing our research programme; ensuring that our website and public facing information is accessible and written in plain English; helping design public engagement events and developing some research into public involvement in basic science.

Our research programme includes a range of research studies with researchers from many different disciplines including cell biologists, psychologists, geneticists, medical researchers and clinicians, our team of quantiative researchers who develop models to help solve these biological and medical questions. It is hoped that many of these studies will lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of long term health conditions including the neurological conditions of epilepsy, dementia or schizophrenia.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming involved, please email Silvia Bortoli, Communities Engagement Manager on We are not asking for any specific expertise other than a general interest in the work of the Centre, medical research or public involvement in research.

As a general rule we will pay travel expenses for people coming to any public meetings and, in addition, a small “Thank you payment” depending on the type of involvement activity. This will be based around a payment of £25 per half day.