Professor, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine;
Director, Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre;
PPRI/UBC Chair in Parkinson's Research
Purdy Pavilion, UBC Hospital M36-2221 Wesbrook Mall V6T 2B5
Our overall goal is to investigate ways which assist people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related disorders. We are specifically looking at novel interventions/ treatments for PD, as well as examining the mechanisms of disease complications. Finally, we are examining compensatory mechanisms in PD, as they may provide novel targets for intervention. We are also looking across disciplines to other diseases that share some characteristics in PD. For example some of the cognitive difficulties in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are similar to that seen in PD. We are therefore seeing if any of the tools originally developed to assess cognition in MS are also useful in PD.
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