The Clinical Research Facility

Translating neuroscience into benefits for patients

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility (CRF) provides a wide range of clinical and scientific resources and patient facilities to enable high quality  translational neuroscience studies.

Oxford is  a centre for innovative research in clinical neuroscience and cognitive health and the facility  is located in the heart of the Oxford health campus, with sites at the Warneford Hospital,  the John Radcliffe Hospital,  and the Department of Experimental Psychology.

The Oxford Academic Health Science Centre underpins strong local strategic partnerships between the Oxford University Hospitals Trust (including the Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre) and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford. This maximises the opportunities for the translation of basic scientific advances into benefits for patients.

  • Cognition in healthy ageing

    Working with the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity led by Professor Kia Nobre, healthy volunteer studies will help to better understand normal ageing.

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  • Anxiety disorders

    Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma OxCADAT led by Professors Clark and Ehlers develops new and effective treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder

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  • Mood disorders

    Groups led by Professors Geddes, Goodwin and Harmer at the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry investigate underlying mechanisms in the control of mood using novel techniques that aim to improve treatments for bipolar disorder and depression.

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