Neuroscience research themes


Neuroengineering at Leeds is a group of laboratories conducting fundamental, experimental, computational, theoretical, and quantitative research to understand systems level function of the central nervous system in health and disease across multiple spatiotemporal scales.

These groups have pioneered new technologies and used these to both assess and modulate nervous system function for enhanced, affordable screening, diagnosis, prognosis, rehabilitation, and repair. Key research areas, split by the focus are:


Development and utilization of experimental methods for measuring and manipulating the cognitive function of the brain, understand roles of sensory inputs and their role in control of motor outcomes. These efforts include new methods in systems neuroscience and brain mapping.

Researchers; Jamie Johnston, Ronaldo Ichiyama, Ioannis Delis; Jim Deuchars, Samit Chakrabarty, Sarah Astill; Netta Cohen


Designing, testing and deploying tools to sense and control the central nervous system and human behaviour, advanced optical imaging, intelligent robotics, smart prosthetic devices, and diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms and applications.

Researchers; Jamie Johnston, Jim Deuchars, Samit Chakrabarty

Large Data

Exploration of data-intensive neuroscience capabilities integrating computational neuroscience and machine learning to analyse and model neuroscience datasets of all sizes.

Researchers; Ioannis Delis; Samit Chakrabarty, Marc de Kamps


Work to restore function after impairment of neural function by examining the systems in state of disease and normal conditions, with a focus on diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of nervous system disorders.

Researchers; Ronaldo Ichiyama, Ioannis Delis; Jim Deuchars, Samit Chakrabarty, Sarah Astill


Researchers in the area
Dr Sarah Astill
Dr Samit Chakrabarty
Professor Netta Cohen
Dr Ioannis Delis
Professor Jim Deuchars
Dr Sue Deuchars
Dr Jamie Johnston
Dr Marc de Kamps