To celebrate the past 16 years, we want to inspire you through some of our Stars – people who have taken our MasterClasses and poured passion and enthusiasm into their work. Many of them now teach on our courses, sharing their knowledge and experience, and mentoring the next generation of Parkinson’s specialists.

From a geriatrician who has built up a cross-departmental, multi-disciplinary Parkinson’s service from scratch, to a neurologist who has been awarded honorary psychiatrist status to more holistically treat his patients with psychosis symptoms, this range of MasterClass alumni are inspiring in their determination to deliver the best possible care to their patients.

This 16th birthday, we would like to share some of their stories with you. Each of our Stars have different strengths, focuses and experiences and every week we’ll be focusing on someone new. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating by reading their stories, and finding your own inspiration.

Read more in our news article:

Looking back, looking forwards: celebrating 16 years of the Parkinson’s MasterClass


This week’s star showcase: Dr James Fisher

Dr James Fisher

As a junior doctor working in geriatric medicine, Dr James Fisher was struck by the positive working relationships in the Parkinson’s team at his hospital, and soon realised that this team-working was essential for delivering good care to people with Parkinson’s. As well as professional relationships though, James could see that care looked different for Parkinson’s patients. ‘It was clear that the team truly knew the patients as people, rather than as ‘just’ patients.’

Enthusiastic about finding a specialism so invested in people, James set out to expand his knowledge of the complex condition and found the Neurology Academy through word of mouth. He began by taking the first Parkinson’s MasterClass, and […]

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