Parkinson’s UK

RIGeast is part of Parkinson’s UK’s national Research Support Network.


Welcome to RIGeast

The East of England Research Interest Group is led by a steering group of volunteers who work with local Parkinson’s UK groups and staff from across the region*.  Together, these volunteers co-ordinate, initiate and share opportunities for people to participate in activities linked to research on Parkinson’s disease.
These include:

  • Arranging presentations and discussions of the latest research.

  • Learning about the results of the latest  clinical trials.

  • Visits to laboratories undertaking Parkinson’s research.

  • Participation in research surveys and projects.

  • Keeping up-to-date with global research progress and new treatments.

  • Working with researchers to shape their research.

  • Helping review and make decisions about the research projects funded by Parkinson’s UK.

  • Raising funds towards finding a cure and better treatments for Parkinson’s.

We are eager to recruit local members to become Research Champions who will play a key role in helping to disseminate research information and support the RIG generally. To find out more and how to get involved, click here.

* The East of England Research Interest Group’s catchment area includes: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk. See EoE Branches.



We offer lots of information and support


See our events page for all recent and forthcoming events.

Steering Committee

View the members of East of England Research Group and their roles


Our resources page is full of useful information about Parkinson’s

Research Champions

Would you like to know more information about  becoming a Research Champion?