Over the last 6 years (2008-2013), Cerebra has provided the core funding for The Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, a research centre based at the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham, headed by Professor Chris Oliver.
The aims of the centre for the first six years of funding (2008-2013) were:
To read more about the current and past research projects, please visit the centre’s project pages, or read their annual report on the Cerebra website. In this video a researcher at the centre explains the impact their research has for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families.
The next 6 years
Cerebra are delighted to be in a position to provide core funding for the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders for a further 6 years (2014-2019). The research taking place will continue to focus on understanding and ameliorating the clinically and socially significant problems that are experienced by children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families. The centre will focus on three areas of research:
Understanding and reducing sleep disorders in children with developmental delay
Cerebra have awarded additional funding to the centre to conduct research that will describe and assess sleep disorders in three groups of children at the highest risk for severe and persistent sleep problems:
The contrasting nature of the sleep disorders will allow the project to:
The study of sleep disorders in these three groups affords the opportunity to describe the relationship between different types of sleep disorders in children and their relationship to disturbed sleep, stress, poor physical health and coping in parents. These research findings will be invaluable to inform the Cerebra Sleep Service.
Further Inform Neurogenetic Disorders (FIND) website development
Cerebra also co-fund a website project with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), led by the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, that aims to get these research findings about rare genetic syndromes to families and professionals quickly and effectively. The website is named ‘Further Inform Neurogenetic Disorders (FIND)’, and will be launched in September 2014. Keep an eye out for the launch!
For more information on FIND and the services provided please click on this link to be directed through to the website: http://www.findresources.co.uk/about-us