Other researchers: Dr Laura Silveira-Moriyama, Mr Jonathan Bestwick, Dr Anette Schrag, Professor Chris Hawkes, Mr Charles Knowles, Professor John Hardy, Professor Andrew Lees, Professor Gavin Giovannoni
Dr Alastair Noyce
Alastair Noyce is a Parkinson's UK Doctoral Research Fellow at UCL Institute of Neurology and Specialist Registrar in Neurology in London. His clinical interests are movement disorders, particularly Parkinson's disease and related conditions, and general neurology. His main research focus is on early features of Parkinson's disease and markers including laboratory, genetic and imaging markers. Alastair heads up a longitudinal pilot study called PREDICT-PD, in which members of the healthy UK population are stratified for risk of future PD.
Professor Anette Schrag
Professor Anette Schrag is a Consultant Neurologist with an interest in Parkinson’s disease and Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at UCL Institute of Neurology, London. Her clinical research has concentrated on improvement of diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease, accurate assessment methods in clinical trials including the patients’ and carers’ points of view, the cognitive and neuropsychiatric aspects of Parkinson’s disease and the prodromal phase of the disease.
She has been involved in the creation of a number of recommendations on diagnosis, measurement and management of Parkinson’s disease, has acted as an advisor to several charities, has served on a number of committees of the International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Society, and leads several research studies in Parkinson’s disease and other disorders.
Dr Richard Rees
I have started my clinical training in neurology and am now a full time member of the PREDICT PD study team, working for my PhD in at UCL Institute of Neurology. I am focusing on developing new markers for pre-symptomatic Parkinson’s using imaging, including ultrasound, MRI and nuclear medicine. I have previously been working on genetic associations with Impulse Control Disorders - a behavioural side effect of anti-Parkinson's medication.
I also enjoy long-distance running and photography (especially of my two young children).
Dr Anna Nagy
I am a junior doctor and have worked on PREDICT PD since medical school. I’m now excited to join the team full time during my academic clinical fellowship to focus on the cognitive aspects of the study. I will be working on developing new online cognitive tests, seeing some participants in-person and also following up our REM sleep behaviour disorder participants. In my spare time, I am a keen cyclist and love to travel.
I joined as the study co-ordinator for PREDICT PD in February 2017 due to a personal interest in Parkinson’s disease, especially earlier diagnosis. My role is to provide support for the participants and act as point of contact for the study. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, yoga and taking trips out of London with my husband two young daughters.