Our Grant Assessment Panels (GAP) are made up of a diverse group of research experts and members of our Research Support Network.
These lay and scientific members help us decide which projects to fund. Find out more about our research funding process.
Parkinson’s UK has two Grant Assessment Panels: GAP1 and GAP2.
The Grant Assessment Panels have to follow a strict Code of Conduct.
For more information about the role of our Grant Assessment Panel members read our GAP terms of reference (PDF, 205KB).
Sharmila Nebhrajani, former chief executive of the AMRC, a membership organisation of the leading medical and health research charities in the UK commented:
"As a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), Parkinson's UK meets very high standards in the way it gives out its money.
"It funds high quality research, which is carefully peer reviewed, and seeks to involve patients and the public in setting its research priorities.
"Those who donate to the charity can have confidence their money is helping to advance understanding and improve life for people with Parkinson's".
Scientific panel members are expected to fulfil the following criteria:
If you are interested in joining one of our panels and fulfil the criteria, please email email@example.com for an application form.
Professor Heinz Reichmann (Chair) - Professor of Neurology, University of Dresden, Germany
Professor Erwan Bezard - INSERM Research Director, University of Bordeaux, France
Dr Maeve Caldwell - Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol
Christine Christian - Christine has been a lay member of the panel since April 2016.
Dr Jonathan Mark Cooper - Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience, University College London
John Coventry - John has been a lay member of the panel since April 2016.
Professor Rosemary Fricker - Senior Lecturer in Medicine and Neuroscience, Keele University
George Hardman - George has been a lay member of the panel since November 2012.
Dorothy Hatfield - Dorothy has been a lay member of the panel since April 2016.
Brian Herber - Brian has been a lay member of the panel since April 2016.
Ian Jones - Ian has been a lay member of the panel since May 2014.
Paul Jones - Paul has been a lay member of the panel since April 2016.
Elizabeth Longley - Elizabeth has been a lay member of the panel since April 2016.
Professor Seth Love - Professor of Neuropathology, University of Bristol
Professor Peter Magill - MRC Senior Scientist and Programme Leader, University of Oxford
Professor Karen Morrison - Director of Medical Education, Professor of Neurology, University of Southampton
Anne Peet - Anne has been a lay member of the panel since November 2012.
Professor Paola Piccini - Professor of Neurology,Consultant Neurologist, Imperial College School of Medicine
Professor Olivier Rascol - Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Toulouse University, France
Professor James Uney - Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, University of Bristol
Dr Alex Whitworth - Programme Leader, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, University of Cambridge
Russell Wilson - Russell has been a member of the panel since November 2012.