About the CHBH


The vision of the CHBH is to cross the boundaries of traditional academic and clinical disciplines to transform our understanding of the human brain. We recognise that to achieve the goal of personalised brain health we must first identify what constitutes a healthy brain, and how lifestyle, developmental, and societal factors interact and contribute to this endeavour. 

image of MRI test and equipment

As a collaboration between the University of Birmingham’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, the Centre houses cutting-edge brain imaging facilities and is ideally located on the University's Edgbaston campus to conduct multidisciplinary research for academics (internal and external), students, clinicians and industry professionals. 

Maintaining a healthy brain means understanding how individual lifestyles impact on the brain, and we are investigating the role of sleep, age, diet and exercise in particular in keeping the brain healthy across the lifespan from childhood to late adulthood. With access to a large and diverse local population, we are excellently placed to take these fundamental insights into the human brain and use them to provide a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including psychosis, ADHD, stroke and epilepsy.  
CHBH Co-Directors Dr Andrew Bagshaw & Prof Ole Jensen Introduce the Centre