Cohort Studies Council

Our Cohort Studies Council provides guidance and recommendations for long-term Parkinson's studies.

The council brings together expertise from people affected by Parkinson's, researchers working on Parkinson’s cohort studies and academics from related fields.

What the council does

The purpose of the Cohort Studies Council is to:

  • Formulate strategic questions for future cohort studies to address
  • Review applications for cohort research studies
  • Evaluate the progress of projects through annual and final reports provided by grant holders

Proposals for future cohort studies

Researchers who are developing a cohort study are advised to contact the Research team at [email protected] 

You should also download the cohort studies application and review process (PDF, 40KB) document.

Advisory Council Members

Advisory Members have primary expertise in neurological disorders other than Parkinson's.

Professor Martin Rossor - Chair
Consultant Neurologist, NIHR National Director for Dementia Research, Director of the NIHR Queen Square Dementia Biomedical Research Unit and NIHR Senior Investigator, University College London
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Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman
Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of Edinburgh
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Professor Craig Ritchie
Professor of the Psychiatry of Ageing, University of Edinburgh
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Professor Neil Robertson
Professor of Neurology, Cardiff University
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Professor Martin Turner
Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience, University of Oxford
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Regular Council Members

Regular Members are involved in major cohort studies in Parkinson’s.

Professor Roger Barker
University Reader and Consultant Neurologist, University of Cambridge
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Professor Yoav Ben-Shlomo
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Bristol
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Professor David Burn
Professor of Movement Disorder Neurology, Newcastle University
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Professor Ray Chaudhuri
Professor of Movement Disorders, King's College London
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Dr Carl Counsell
Clinical Reader & Honorary Consultant in Neurology, University of Aberdeen
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Professor Donald Grosset
Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow
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Dr Michele Hu
Associate Professor and Consultant Neurologist, University of Oxford
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Dr Angus Macleod
Clinical Lecturer in Neurology, University of Aberdeen
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Professor Huw Morris
Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, University College London
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Dr Alastair Noyce
Doctoral Research Fellow, University College London
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Professor Tony Schapira
Professor of Neurology, Vice Dean of the University College London and Director of the Royal Free Campus, University College London
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Professor Anette Schrag
Consultant Neurologist, University College London
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Dr Monty Silverdale
Consultant Neurologist  and Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience, Manchester University
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Dr Caroline Williams-Gray
Clinical Lecturer, University of Cambridge
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Terms of reference

Members of the Cohort Studies Council adhere to defined terms of reference (PDF, 194 KB).