Steering Committee

Members of the East of England Research Interest Group Steering Committee (and their key role):

  • David Bousfield
  • Marta Camacho – research lead Barker/Williams-Gray lab
  • Alan Cameron – webmaster
  • Geoff Chandler – webmaster
  • Marie Francis
  • Kecia Harris – Parkinsons UK
  • Ruth Herman
  • Keith Howlett
  • Liz Nash – Parkinsons UK
  • Julie Wilson – Parkinsons UK


David Bousfield – Cambridge

I am 71, semi-retired and was diagnosed with PD at the end of 2014. Since 1999 I have devoted some of my free time each year to fund-raising and volunteering for a variety of charities.  As I move towards full retirement I want to combine some of my skills and Parkinson’s UK’s RIGeast seemed a good place to start!

Alan Cameron – Ipswich / Felixstowe branch

I have been living with Parkinson’s since 2005 when I was 39. I have been an active volunteer for Parkinson’s UK since 2012 mostly with the Research Support Network. In 2013 I was lucky enough to be at World Parkinson’s Congress which gave me a great introduction to Parkinson’s research. I’m keen to do what I can to speed up the search for better treatments and the cure(s). I am a member of the Research Support Network development team and have recently joined the newly formed East of England Research Interest Group.

Kecia Harris – Parkinsons UK

Ruth Herman

Keith Howlett – Cambridge branch

Julie Wilson – Parkinsons UK

Area Development Manager for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire including Luton & Peterborough.