Prof Mara Cercignani appointed as new Academic Director


Located in the heart of the University of Sussex campus, CISC is a purpose-built interdisciplinary research, imaging and teaching facility which draws together a dynamic range of researchers and their interests. We are a joint venture between the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the School of Psychology and School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex.

Our aim is to facilitate cutting-edge, world-class research into areas as diverse as addiction, emotion, consciousness, psychophysiological mechanisms, neurological disorders, cognitive and social performance, inflammatory disorders, cancer, dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

Designed as a multi-user facility, CISC offers multimodal and quantitative imaging in addition to opportunities for integrative imaging to researchers from across the Universities. Areas of particular strength are neuroscience and addiction. CISC has played a central role in facilitating an array of high profile neurological and fMRI projects (see individual researcher profiles). We also work closely with colleagues from the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science which seeks to unravel the complex neural networks underpinning conscious experience, in health and in disease.

Alongside cutting-edge research, CISC delivers high quality diagnostic imaging services in the fields of Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET-CT and CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to patients from the Brighton and Sussex NHS Trust and other sectors. Read more information for patients.

CISC occupies a unique position as a multi-dimensional facility and we welcome opportunities for providing innovative forms of cost effective imaging which underpin the aims of the Centre. Read more about our facilities.


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