Our goals and values

We are on a mission to unlock the secrets of the ageing brain and change the lives of people living with neurological disease.

Our goals

Unlock the secrets of the brain

  • Build on our world-class research, national and international collaborations through multi-disciplinary studies on the brain, from the gene to the cell to the mind
  • Utilise advanced scientific technologies including the invaluable resources of the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand Human Brain Bank

Develop new therapies

  • Translate our research from the laboratory to the clinic to improve the lives of people with brain diseases
  • Expand and develop our ongoing clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, motor neurone disease and others currently in development

Improve clinical care

  • Advance standards of patient care through improved diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and health services

Train scientists and clinicians

  • Create a culture change in training where there is a clinical focus in the laboratory and a research focus in the clinic and community

Engage with our community

  • Work in partnership with community groups and NGOs to ensure we address the needs of people and their families affected by brain disease
  • Empower the community to share their knowledge and expertise to advance our research and clinical care for the common good

Educate and inform

  • Influence health policy through active local and national engagement
  • Disseminate our findings to the international scientific and clinical communities by publishing in top-ranked journals and addressing international forums
  • Inform the community through the media and active educational programmes

Our values

Values are what guide our behaviour and support our decision making. Everyone at the Centre for Brain Research has these values at the heart of their research and their work with the community.

  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Hope
  • Respect
  • Passion
  • Dedication
  • Integrity
  • Inclusion