Our research projects

For over 50 years, Parkinson's UK has been driving forwards research and we're close to major breakthroughs. By funding the right research into the most promising treatments, we get closer to a cure every day.

Across the UK and beyond, world-leading researchers are making new discoveries. They're unravelling the mysteries of Parkinson’s, underpinning the treatments of tomorrow.

Research we've funded has delivered groundbreaking discoveries, new treatments and better care. We continue to back the best and brightest minds to unlock the ideas that will lead to new treatments, and one day a cure.

Driven by people with Parkinson's

We are led by those affected by Parkinson's and work in partnership with the whole Parkinson's community. Through our pioneering involvement initiatives, and with the support of countless research volunteers, we are making progress together.

We carry out a rigorous evaluation process, involving volunteer reviewers affected by Parkinson's. This means that every research project we fund is high-quality science and meets the needs of those with the condition.

Alongside our groundbreaking research to develop better treatments and a cure, we champion research to improve quality of life for people with Parkinson's and their families. 

From our funding programme to support innovative studies into non-drug treatments, to working with people affected by Parkinson's to identify research priorities

Download the latest list of all our active research projects (PDF, 430KB).

Together, we’re Parkinson’s UK

We're committed to accelerating research to deliver groundbreaking new treatments. But we can't do this without you. Discover how you can become a research volunteer and help shape research.