This project brings together clinicians, engagement specialists, experts from Parkinson’s UK and innovative artists to collaborate with people living with Parkinson’s.
Click on an image below to learn more about the team involved in the Patterns of Perception in Parkinson’s disease project.
Dr Rimona Weil
Principal Investigator, Vision in Parkinson's Disease Team, UCL
Rimona is a neurologist and neuroscientist working to understand how dementia happens in Parkinson’s disease. She is the Principal Investigator of the Vision in Parkinson’s Disease Team, using neuroimaging and visual measures to understand dementia in Parkinson’s disease.
Research Assistant, Vision in Parkinson's Disease Team, UCL
Ivelina is a Research Assistant in the Vision in Parkinson’s disease group, working on early detection of thinking and memory changes in Parkinson’s disease. She is interested in cognitive and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
PhD Student, UCL’s Division of Psychiatry
Moïse Roche is a PhD Student in UCL’s Division of Psychiatry. His research interests lie in prevention, detection, and management of dementia in Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) populations. His overarching aim is to improve experiences and outcomes for black families living with dementia, by delivering a framework for an inclusive culturally-informed dementia care pathway to inform policymakers in the planning of appropriate and effective dementia integrated care pathway for this group.
Head of Research Communications and Engagement, Parkinson's UK.
Health Content Manager, Parkinson’s UK
Sion is the Health Content Manager at Parkinson’s UK. Sion has over 10 years experience of writing and editing health information, and has a passion for creating easy-to-understand, jargon-free health content for people. Sion has experience of how Parkinson’s Dementia can hugely impact an individual and their families.
Ru’s artwork investigates the interstices between chemistry, physics, history and psychology. His practice is experimental and his processes often lead to unpredictable and often surprising results while exploring and challenging the human mind and behaviour in relation to physical and intellectual experience.
Director of the Jewellery, Textiles and Materials programme, UAL Central St Martins
Anne Marr is the Director of the Jewellery, Textiles and Materials programme at UAL Central St Martins , and is also a researcher at the Textile Future Research Community (TFRC). Anne’s research is based around the socio-cultural context of textiles and she is interested in exploring the benefits of visual arts for those with degenerative neurological diseases. Anne’s work aims to stimulate social innovation as well as push the boundaries of sustainable pattern and material design.
Public Engagement Manager, UCL
With over ten years’ experience in public engagement in research, Cassandra is the Public Engagement Manager at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging. She oversees a broad programme of engagement initiatives focused on embedding public engagement into the research process. The Centreʼs engagement programme aims to empower people with neurological and psychiatric disorders to contribute to and influence neurological research and rehabilitation.
Public Engagement Coordinator, UCL
Joanne is the Public Engagement Coordinator at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging. Supporting over 120 researchers and clinicians, Joanneʼs focus is to develop and deliver meaningful engagement practice. With a strong background in communicating science in accessible and engaging ways, she specialises in providing support and building agency within both the researchers and the patients groups that she works with.
Public Engagement Intern, UCL
Ken is a Public Engagement Intern at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging. Having seen the impact of dementia and OCD on his friends and family, Ken is passionate about communicating the lived experiences of people with neurological and psychiatric conditions.