Scientists at the Brain Health Research Centre are undertaking cutting-edge internationally recognised research into the workings of the brain in health and disease, and are developing new treatments for neurological disorders.
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17 Nov 2022
17 November 2022 Renowned Dunedin Study wins Rutherford Medal
The University of Otago’s Dunedin Study – touted as the world’s most successful...
17 Oct 2022
BHRC at Fieldays 2022
BHRC will be taking part in the new Neurohub at the annual Fieldays festival at...
02 Aug 2022
Trial of world-first gene therapy for Batten disease
A University of Otago researcher is involved in a breakthrough trial which could...
29 Jul 2022
Research shared and celebrated at Brain Health Research Centre annual conference
The Brain Health Research Centre Hui-ā-Tau annual conference took place from 6–7...
Brain research supports our communities and families
An ageing population means more people will be affected by neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and stroke in the future. Fortunately, brain research offers hope to individuals, families and society. Every day brings new findings that enhance our understanding of brain health and disease.
The BHRC has 240 multidisciplinary researchers and clinicians across 44 laboratories, who are committed to finding new treatments to harness the brain's restorative potential, and testing innovative new therapies.
Each year the BHRC has a theme it uses to guide its communication to the wider public. This year's theme is Lifespan. This reflects that our researchers within the BHRC are focused on understanding the brain and brain disease across the entire human lifespan.
We hold various public events around Otago and Southland over the year. Keep an eye on this webpage or our Facebook page for our events.
The mission of the Brain Health Research Centre is to undertake internationally excellent research aimed at understanding the mechanisms of brain health, disease and repair, to develop new treatments for neurological disorders, to provide international quality training for early-career neuroscientists, and to develop active educational links with the lay community.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Brain Health Research Centre is committed to equity and inclusivity. We value diversity and support our scientists regardless of their age, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion, neurodiversity, or ability.