Institute of Clinical Neurosciences

The Institute of Clinical Neurosciences (ICN) is a confederation of basic scientists and clinicians based in research groups, labs and hospitals dedicated to translational neuroscience. Our projects and programmes turn laboratory-based experiments in cellular and molecular biology into new treatments for patients and have built us a world wide reputation for outstanding research especially in the fields of dementia, neonatal neurology, and multiple sclerosis and stem cells.

We are home to a specialised Neurosciences Library located in the Learning & Research Building at Southmead Hospital, the first research unit to study psychiatric disorders in the UK, and where EEG and artificial intelligence were pioneered.

International recognition for clinical neuroscience at Bristol is founded on the major role it has played in the history of specialist care for brain disorders. More recently, the excellence of Neurosurgery at Frenchay Hospital, and now Southmead Hospital has gained worldwide attention, alongside outstanding research in areas such as multiple sclerosis and dementia. The ICN was established in 1999 to bring together clinical neuroscience groups and consolidate a world class reputation for Bristol Neuroscience.


MRI scanner at Bristol's Clinical Research and Imaging Centre


Director: Professor Neil Scolding
Clinical Neurosciences
Level 1 Learning and Research Building
Southmead Hospital
BS10 5NB
Telephone: +44 (0)117 340 6632