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Research Advisory Panel

The Research Advisory Panel is made up of a diverse group of research experts and members of our Research Support Network.

Together they help us decide which projects to fund. Find out more about our research funding process.

The Research Advisory Panel is made up of a diverse group of research experts and members of our Research Support Network.

What the Research Advisory Panel does

The Research Advisory Panel meets once or twice a year to discuss the rounds of project grant applications received each year.

Panel members also participate in our career development awards, PhD studentships and innovation grant schemes.

Finally, the panel reviews progress and results from projects through the annual and final reports provided by grantholders.

The Research Advisory Panel have to follow a strict code of practice (PDF, 80KB)

Ensuring accountability and transparency

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".

Research Advisory Panel members

Professor Heinz Reichmann - Chair

Professor of Neurology, University of Desden, Germany
 

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Heinz Reichmann
Professor Oliver Bandmann

Senior Lecturer in Neurology
Honorary Consultant Neurologist
University of Sheffield

 

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Dr Oliver Bandmann
Professor Erwan Bezard

INSERM Research Director
University of Bordeaux, France

 

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Erwan Bezard

Professor Peter Brown

Professor of Experimental Neurology
Department of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford

 

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Professor Peter Brown
Dr Maeve Caldwell

Senior Research Fellow
University of Bristol

 

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Maeve Caldwell
Dr Jonathan Mark Cooper

Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience
University College London

 

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Dr Mark Cooper
Professor Alan Crossman

Professor of Anatomy
University of Manchester

 

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Mark Easterby-Smith

Mark has been a lay member of the Research Advisory Panel since November 2012.

Mark Easterby-Smith
Dr Rosemary Fricker

Senior Lecturer in Medicine and Neuroscience
Keele University

 

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Dr Rosemary Fricker
George Hardman George has been a lay member of the Research Advisory Panel since November 2012. George Hardman
Dr John Hindle

Consultant Physician
Care of the Elderly and Movement Disorders
Llandudno Hospital

 

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Dr Aileen Ho

Neuropsychology
University of Reading

 

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Ian Jones Ian has been a lay member of the Research Advisory Panel since May 2014.  
Professor Andrew Lawrence

Professor of Social Cognitive Neuroscience
Cardiff University
 

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Professor Andrew Lawrence
Professor Seth Love

Professor of Neuropathology
University of Bristol
 

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Professor Seth Love

Professor Tim Lynch

Consultant Neurologist
Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin
 

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Dr Tim Lynch
Dr Peter Magill

MRC Senior Scientist and Programme Leader
University of Oxford
 

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Dr Peter Magill
Professor Karen Morrison

Professor of Neurology
Honorary Consultant Neurologist
University of Birmingham

 

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Professor Karen Morrison
Anne Peet Anne has been a lay member of the Research Advisory Panel since November 2012. No picture
Professor Paolo Piccini

Professor of Neurology
Consultant Neurologist
Imperial College School of Medicine

 

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Professor Paola Piccini
Professor Olivier Rascol

Professor of Clinical Pharmacology
Toulouse University, France

 

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Professor Olivier Rascol
Professor Lynn Rochester

Professor of Human Movement Science
Newcastle University

 

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Professor Lynn Rochester
Dr Anette Schrag Reader in Clinical Neurology
Consultant Neurologist
Royal Free and University College Medical School
Anette Schrag
Professor Maya Sieber-Blum

Professor of Stem Cell Sciences
Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University

 

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Professor James Uney

Professor of Molecular Neuroscience
University of Bristol

 

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Dr Richard Wade-Martins

Lecturer in Neuroscience
University of Oxford

 

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Dr Richard Wade-Martins

Dr Richard Walker

Consultant Physician
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
North Tyneside General Hospital

 

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Dr Richard Walker
Dr Alex Whitworth

Senior Lecturer
University of Sheffield

 

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Alex Whitworth
Russell Wilson Russell Wilson has been a member of the Research Advisory Panel since November 2012. No picture
Professor Matthew Wood

Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Fellow and Tutor in Medicine
University of Oxford

 

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Dr Matthew Wood

 

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