Institute of Clinical Neurosciences (ICN)

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Institute of Clinical Neurosciences (ICN) is a confederation of scientists and clinicians largely now based at Southmead Hospital, 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, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis and stem cells.

Much of our clinically centred research occurs in the new ICN Brain Centre at Southmead, a facility opened jointly by the Vice Chancellor Professor Hugh Brady and the Chief Executive of North Bristol NHS Trust, Andria Young, in late 2015. 

International recognition for clinical neuroscience at Bristol is founded on the major role North Bristol in particular has played in the history of specialist care for brain disorders - first at the Burden Institute, and later at Frenchay Hospital. The ICN was established in 1999 to bring together clinical neuroscience groups and consolidate a world class reputation for Bristol Neuroscience.

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    Research Output

    Open Access
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    Accelerated long-term forgetting in healthy older adults predicts cognitive decline over one year

    Wearn, A. R., Saunders-Jennings, E., Nurdal, V., Hadley, E., Knight, M. J., Newson, M. A., Kauppinen, R. A. & Coulthard, E. J., 28 Sep 2020, In : Alzheimer's Research and Therapy. 12, 9 p., 119 (2020).

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
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    A Neurologist's Guide to REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder

    Roguski, A., Rayment, D., Whone, A., Jones, M. & Rolinski, M., 25 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers in Neurology. 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article (Academic Journal)

  • Projects

    Student theses

    A preclinical and clinical investigation into quantitative magnetic resonance imaging as a tool for estimating onset time in hyperacute ischaemic stroke

    Author: McGarry, B., 12 May 2020

    Supervisor: Kauppinen, R. (Supervisor) & Gilchrist, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Towards Measures for Translation : An Exploration of Neurophysiological Biomarkers of Disability in Multiple Sclerosis

    Author: Canham, L. J. W., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Cottrell, D. A. (Supervisor) & Whone, A. L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 1 Editorial activity

    British Neuropathological Society 2013

    Claire M Rice (Participant)

    15 Mar 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    X Northern Lights Neuroscience Symposium

    Claire M Rice (Participant)

    24 May 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    BMJ (Journal)

    Neil J Scolding (Editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity