Centre for Brain Research

Clinical specialists at the Centre for Brain Research


The clinical teams working with the Centre for Brain Research look after a third of New Zealand’s population.

Caring for around 1.4 million people, Auckland's Neurology and Neurosurgery departments are the largest in Australasia. The doctors at Auckland District Health Board work in partnership with other expert clinicians from the regional District Health Boards.

These clinical teams are actively involved with leading national and international research projects and have extensive expertise in clinical trials. Already underway are over 30 clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease, stroke, brain trauma, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington's disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Motor Neurone Disease and surgical interventions. Links to neuroscientists, therapists and community workers in the Centre for Brain Research will see these trials further expanded and developed. 

Expert neurologists also run clinical research assessments at the Brain Recovery Clinic. If you would like to find out about upcoming research projects, please sign up with our Research Volunteer Register.

The clinical specialists work across the Auckland regional District Health Boards, including: