Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
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Who we are

Information about the make-up of CCBS and its place in the University structure.

Delegates listening to a talk at a conference

The people

  • CCBS has 47 Principal Investigators (PIs).
  • >70% of the PIs are also active NHS clinicians.
  • The Director of CCBS is Professor Colin Smith, Chair of Neuropathology
  • The PIs supervise approximately 80 clinical or non-clinical PhD students, plus MSc students and those on other postgraduate courses.

The Centre

  • CCBS is part of the Deanery of Clinical Sciences, Edinburgh Medical School, in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
  • CCBS is part of Edinburgh Neuroscience: the vibrant, integrated, and interdisciplinary research structure that facilitates interaction between researchers across groups, Centres, Schools and Colleges.
  • For administrative purposes, CCBS is divided into: Clinical Neurosciences (Director: Professor Siddharthan Chandran); Neuroimaging Sciences (Director: Professor Joanna Wardlaw); and Psychiatry (Director: Professor Daniel Smith).

Philanthropic hubs

CCBS researchers play a leading role in specialist centres of excellence, many of which are funded by philanthropic donations: