Dr Carroll is associate professor and consultant neurologist at University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. She leads Parkinson’s clinical research and the Parkinson’s disease service in Plymouth, and is a member of the Peninsula Parkinson’s Excellence Network executive team. Her current focus is on clinical trials of neuroprotective interventions in Parkinson’s disease, currently being the chief investigator of a multicentre clinical trial of simvastatin as a potential neuroprotective therapy in PD (PD-STAT). She also has an interest in the use of technology (wearable sensors and apps) for early disease detection, personalising therapy and monitoring disease progression.
She has overseen the development of a PD DNA bank (2700 samples) and a regional PD clinical research register. She has been PD Speciality Lead, South West Peninsula CRN since April 2014, previously being joint PD Research Director for SW DeNDRoN (2010-2014). She was appointed CRN National Specialty Lead for Neurodegenerative Disease in 2017.