Simon is the Deputy Director of Research at the Cure Parkinson’s Trust. The Trust is an international supporter of both lab- and clinic-based research on Parkinson’s. It currently has 16 compounds being evaluated in 17 ongoing clinical trials focused on disease modification in Parkinson’s, and the Trust is hoping to increase that number to 25 trials over the next 18 months. Originally from New Zealand, Simon has over 15 years of experience in the field of Parkinson’s research – in both the academic and biotech sectors. He has been involved in lab-based research as well as clinical studies, with a significant number of scientific publications. He also maintains the ‘Science of Parkinson’s’ website, which attempts to explain in plain English the research currently being conducted on Parkinson’s.