PwP perspectives: Why research? Presenting the information? How best to engage PwP with research, including PPI?

16 January, 2019 | Posted in:

The afternoon focused on involving people in research, starting with two talks reflecting the perspectives of two PwP (people with Parkinson's): Why research? Presenting information and How best to engage PwP with research. Vicki Dillon’s powerful speech started by explaining her involvement in research, and in particular in a clinical trial. She called for more support during and after trials and the need to mentor/buddy patients and their [...]

Continue Reading »

The Study Life Cycle: From research idea to successful study closure… and everything in between: case study UDCA

11 January, 2019 | Posted in:

Professor Oliver Bandmann explored the Study Cycle – from research idea to successful study closure. Professor Bandmann has been working for the last 10 years to identify potential drugs that might target mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson’s. Given that animal models in Parkinson’s are imperfect, the team in Sheffield tested 2,000 drugs in genetically stratified patient tissue – tissue from people living with Parkinson’s (PwP) with [...]

Continue Reading »

The challenges of becoming a new PI?: case study

2 January, 2019 | Posted in:

Dr Emily Henderson provided fascinating insight about the challenges of becoming a new PI by explaining her own journey. 'At the end of the talk I want to advertise to you that wherever you are, there is lots of opportunities to take part in research.' She very simply explained that the first step to becoming a PI was to contact the R&D department to discover what’s on the portfolio. If there is a project of interest, it is easy to complete [...]

Continue Reading »

Pragmatic research: making studies deliverable

26 December, 2018 | Posted in:

Pauline Fitzell, Research Team Leader at Torbay Hospital, explained her experience of getting studies underway. The team in Torbay is set up to recruit into NIHR adopted studies in multiple disease areas, and it is only now they are setting up a portfolio of Parkinson’s studies with the Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist as PI. Pauline explained in Torbay there were no trials and patients were missing out [...]

Continue Reading »

Research Engagement – What is the Clinical Research Network; how can it assist you?

19 December, 2018 | Posted in:

For a number of years we have received feedback at the Parkinson’s Academy about including sessions about Research. Taking these responses and working with The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) and NIHR leads Dr Camille Carroll and Professor Oliver Bandmann, and the Academy’s Dr Peter Fletcher, we designed the Research Engagement meeting for professionals who are […]

Continue Reading »

Research Engagement: A meeting dedicated to Research Engagement and Involvement

20 September, 2018 | Posted in:

Our Parkinson’s Academy has a 16 year pedigree of designing, delivering and evaluating its MasterClasses in order to educate UK frontline clinicians, support quality improvement and provide a forum for the Parkinson’s (PD) clinical family to network. We are very proud that those clinicians reflect real-world practice in that they are drawn from medicine, nursing […]

Continue Reading »