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The Centre brings together world-leading researchers from within the School of Medicine and from across the University to undertake discovery and translational research – based on genetics and genomics, but increasingly moving into clinical and basic neurosciences – to understand the major causes of mental illness.


  • World Cup ref blows the whistle on mental health Cardiff University29th January 2015Former international rugby referee Clive Norling presided over more than 1,000 matches in a career lasting almost 25 years, including 35 test matches and the quarter-final of the first ever Rugby World Cup in 1987.
  • Common ground discovered in mental illness Cardiff University21st January 2015New research has found that common psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression share genetic risk factors related to immune function and DNA regulation.



To apply for current vacancies within the Centre please visit Cardiff University Job Opportunities

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The Centre is based at the Hadyn Ellis Building on Maindy Road as part of Cardiff University School Of Medicine