Centre for Health and Clinical Neuroscience
The Centre for Health and Clinical Neuroscience is based in the Department of Psychology and is a network of academic psychologists, clinical psychologists, neuroscientists, and other clinical specialists from Hull, York and the Hull York Medical School. There are existing collaborations with Universities in UK, other European countries, USA, Canada and New Zealand. The Centre has access to a range of specialist laboratories and imaging facilities in the Department of Psychology, local NHS facilities and the York Neuroimaging Centre. Staff are listed here.
The centre's purpose is to foster clinically relevant research in neurosciences by providing facilities for such research, by promoting good links between clinical and research communities, by offering highly specialised patient assessments, and by being an educational resource for health care professionals including trainee clinical psychologists.
Work at the centre includes research on:
- Neurogenerative disorders, including Alzheimers Disease, Parkinson.s disease and disorders of executive function
- Neurocognitive changes in ageing
- Attentional processes and rehabilitation for patients with right parietal stroke
- Neuropsychological basis of mood and emotion
- Psychological and physiological determinants of obesity
- Very rapid cognitive attentional processes in eating and substance use
Because of this research, we can offer in-depth psychological and neuropsychological assessments of a wide range of conditions that involve difficulties with brain functioning.
Some of the conditions that we can assess include Alzheimers and other dementias, impact of stroke and neurological problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, problems of long-term illness or disease, stress, anxiety and depression, difficulties with mood, problems with planning and decision-making, difficulties related to poor lifestyle, including poor eating habits, difficulties related to substance abuse.
We welcome enquiries from health care professionals or the public about such assessments.
In our work, we also need to recruit volunteers who can take part in research, for example to provide us with information about the functioning of the normal brain. Further information for volunteers is here.