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, go to Research Champions.

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