PD-MitoQUANT is fortunate to have two people with Parkinson’s, Richard Campbell and Paula Scurfield, involved in the project through our patient advocacy partner Parkinson’s UK (www.parkinsons.org.uk). Recently, Richard wrote a blog entitled “Getting involved in an international research project on Parkinson’s”.

“Paula Scurfield and I are part of the Parkinson’s UK Research Support Network and have joined the project as patient and public representatives. Our role is to advise on how information about the project is communicated, and how findings are shared with the Parkinson’s community and the public.

I became interested in the research because of its more basic science approach to Parkinson’s. There are many opportunities to take part in research testing new drugs and treatments for Parkinson’s, including on-line surveys. However, this was an opportunity to look in detail at some of the possible causes of the condition in terms of genetics, cell structure and organisation, and the early changes that are happening inside cells even before symptoms become obvious. The research also keeps alive the hope of finding new targets for future drug development.”

Richard Campbell, PD-MitoQUANT representative of people with Parkinson’s.

Read Richard’s blog entry entitled “Getting involved in an international research project on Parkinson’s” in its entirety here. The blog was published on March 25, 2020.