Centre for Brain Research

Welcome to the Centre for Brain Research

Working together to improve lives


About us

The Centre for Brain Research is a unique partnership between scientists, clinicians and the community. Established in 2009, the centre excels in world-class neuroscience research carried out by cross-faculty research teams, alongside clinical collaborations with leading neurologists, neurosurgeons and physicians in New Zealand and around the world.

Scientists, doctors and students work at every level; from the laboratory to the clinic to the whanau and community. By working together the CBR aims to provide a brighter future for people and families affected by brain disease.



  • Directors' message

    A welcome message from the Director Professor Richard Faull and Deputy-Directors Professors Alan Barber and Peter Thorne.

  • Brain Recovery Clinic

    Visit the Brain Recovery Clinic for advanced clinical and research assessments for stroke patients.

  • Structure

    Learn about the three pillars that make up the centre and read our profile.

  • Our vision

    Read about the vision and goals that drive our research partnerships.

  • Neurodiscovery

    Our scientists are at the forefront of pre-clinical research into brain disease

  • Our supporters

    We are very grateful to the families, charities and funding agencies that make research at the centre possible.

  • CeleBRation Choir

    The CBR choir is a weekly community music therapy initiative for people with communication problems caused by brain disease.

  • Gavel Club

    The CBR Gavel Club is a speaking club designed for the needs of adults with aphasia.