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Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre

The Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre is a partnership between the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences (part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group), The University of Manchester and the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre.

We combine discovery science and experimental medicine to rapidly translate our research into healthcare benefit. We develop new treatments and interventions to improve outcomes and transform the lives of patients with neurological disease.

Sir Geoffrey Jefferson

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Sir Geoffrey Jefferson

The Centre is named in honour of Professor Sir Geoffrey Jefferson FRS, the UK’s first Professor of Neurosurgery at The University of Manchester and the first Chair of the Medical Research Council Clinical Research Board.

Professor Sir Geoffrey Jefferson worked at both Salford Royal Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary in the 1920s and 1930s.


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