UEA Brain Imaging Centre

Transforming life-changing brain and dementia research

Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges of modern science with global implications for health and disease.

In 2012, UEA invested in a new School of Psychology which has attracted some of the highest calibre scientists from around the world to carry out research. And through our partnership with the Norwich Research Park, we are in a unique position to answer global questions about how the human brain works and why it goes wrong in disease.

However, in order to carry out this vital research, our scientists need to access to cutting-edge facilities and equipment. Currently, our researchers have access to an MRI scanner housed at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, but access is limited and the machine not configured for their research needs.

A dedicated brain imaging centre

UEA are creating a world-class brain-imaging centre dedicated to brain and dementia research.

Located within the School of Psychology, the UEA Brain Imaging Centre will provide crucial facilities and equipment that will transform research capability. Researchers from across the disciplines of Psychology, Medicine and Health Sciences will collaborate to understand how the brain develops in childhood, responds to traumas like a stroke, or changes during dementia. This research could improve lives around the world through the development of new diagnostic tools, methods of early identification of disease risks, and new interventions for rehabilitation.

In order to make the UEA Brain Imaging Centre a reality, we need to raise £3.7 million to provide an MRI suite, housing a state-of-the-art 3 Tesla MRI scanner, an EEG suite, and a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) lab. These facilities and equipment are vital to enabling innovative new research and expanding our existing high-quality research to transform people’s lives. 

How you can help

Please make a gift today to support brain research at UEA and transform lives around the world – any size of gift truly makes a difference.

If you’d like to find out more, or make a larger gift, contact the Development Office at giving@uea.ac.uk.