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CBR – Centre for Brain Research

The issue

One in five New Zealanders will suffer from neurological disease or disorders, including: stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and deafness.

The solution

The Centre for Brain Research (CBR) was created in 2009 to help unlock the mysterious brain disorders that affect hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders every year. CBR researchers collaborate with many of the 50-plus research groups at the University of Auckland’s faculties of Medical and Health Sciences, Science, Engineering, Sport, and Exercise Science.

CBR is committed to the cross-faculty research critical to discovering better treatments for people affected by brain disease. CBR works in partnership with Auckland-area DHBs to promote a clinical focus for emerging neuroscientists.


The discoveries that derive from a collaborative approach continue to increase our international standing in neuroscience research and clinical neurological care.

The Auckland Academic Health Alliance (AAHA) is playing a key role in developing efficient and sustainable processes and systems that support CBR and other organisations in collaborative research and medical care.

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CBR works with a wide range of organisations that include:

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Auckland DHB

  • Auckland DHB
    • Department of Neurosurgery
    • Department of Neurology
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University of Auckland – Faculty of Science

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University of Auckland – Faculty of Engineering

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