Local Parkinson's research groups

Our Research Interest Groups (RIGs) are made up of people with Parkinson's and the people who love and care for them. They support us by increasing awareness and understanding of research at a regional level. 

Our research interest groups

Research Interest Group members are Research Support Network volunteers. They're often led by a steering group, who work with local groups and staff to coordinate, initiate and participate in research activities of the following types:

  • meetings and presentations on research given by researchers

  • visits to laboratories undertaking Parkinson's research

  • participation in clinical trials and studies

  • keeping up to date with research progress and new developments

  • identifying people to speak at local support groups about Parkinson’s research

  • promoting the Brain Bank

  • working with researchers to shape their research through Patient and Public Involvement opportunities

  • raising funds for Parkinson's UK research programmes

Our Groups 

If you're interested in joining an existing group, or starting a new local Research Interest Group, please get in touch with Liz Nash, our Research Support Network Manager, at [email protected].

Get involved in research

Join our Research Support Network to get alerted to research news, events and opportunities near you.

For more information contact us at [email protected].