Scottish Brain Sciences


Scottish Brain Sciences is a pioneering new international brain sciences research organisation that gives you an opportunity to join the world’s first Brain Health Community – shaping not just your future brain health, but that of generations to come.

We are committed to delivering a step change in how we detect neurodegenerative conditions far earlier – and to open up access for you and your loved ones to clinical trials of the next level of interventions that seek to slow, stop and, ultimately, reverse the progression of brain diseases and acquired brain disorders.

Our Ethos

Our Ethos

Scottish Brain Sciences believes that every patient with a brain disease should have the opportunity to be enrolled in the latest clinical research. We also want to help you to understand your disease. The company is founded on the principle that, by working closely together, clinicians, scientists and patients can not just identify neurodegenerative conditions sooner, but also find new ways to actively intervene which will slow, halt and potentially reverse the progression of the illness.



Our founder and CEO, Professor Craig Ritchie, was most recently Professor of Psychiatry of Ageing at the Centre for Dementia Prevention at the University of Edinburgh. He has now built a team around him dedicated to taking forward – and expanding – the portfolio of internationally recognised research work he has led in dementia, Alzheimer’s and sports acquired brain conditions.

Our Approach


Scottish Brain Sciences creates a new direct route for you or those you love to take part in brain illnesses clinical research. By registering with us, we commit to trying to match you with an appropriate clinical trial. Along the way, we will provide you with the latest information on our work and brain research taking place around the world.

Get in touch

If you, or someone close to you, have a diagnosis of a brain condition – or you are simply struggling with the mental tasks that you used to take in your stride – please get in touch so that we can try to match you with the Scottish Brain Sciences research projects that might help you get the answers you have been looking for.

Our work is funded by our research sponsors. You will never have to pay for any test, consultation, assessment or treatment. We are actively looking at ways of bringing our clinics closer to you by expanding out from our research hub in Edinburgh.

Latest news and research

Scottish Brain Sciences position on the use of blood-based biomarkers…

Our CEO and Founder, Prof Craig Ritchie, weighs in on blood-based biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease being openly available to the public in the U.S.

The SBS Blog – Welcome our new Senior Clinical Investigator!

We are thrilled to be able to welcome Dr Clara Russell to the SBS Team as Senior Clinical Investigator! Read more about what she brings to Scottish Brain Sciences…

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