Translational Neurosciences & Ophthalmology represents a group of dedicated academic clinicians and scientists who work collectively within defined multidisciplinary research teams, each with a strong translational focus on the development of novel strategies, tools, diagnostics and technologies relevant to Neurotrauma, a significant cause of death and disability worldwide, as well as clinical consequences arising from Neurotrauma and disease, e.g. neurodegeneration. It should be noted that the Neurotrauma team is closely integrated with ophthalmology, evidenced by overlapping and collaborative research interests in inflammation, scarring, regeneration and repair and with unity of research purpose (see separate but linked Ophthalmology 5 year plan). We hold many joint grants covering all areas of our translational activities.
Our group is situated predominantly within the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, but actively works across other MDS Institutes and University of Birmingham Colleges (particularly LES and EPS), and has a strong focus on all aspects of acute and chronic translational Neurotrauma research, embracing both wet and dry preclinical and clinical research on neurodegeneration, neuroregeneration, ophthalmology, mental health, resilience and repair (including pharmacology, therapeutics, devices, etc.).