ParkC was established in 2008 by Dr Meghan Thomas, Professor Natalie Gasson, Professor Romola Bucks, and Associate Professor Andrea Loftus. These four founding members continue to actively grow ParkC.
A/Professor Loftus is current Director of ParkC and is based at Curtin University. Her research focus is the progression and management of Parkinson's. Andrea has a particular interest in the cognitive aspects of Parkinson's and the therapeutic potential of non-invasive brain stimulation. If you have any questions about ParkC and our studies, please email Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 9266 5120. You can read more about Andrea by clicking on the link below.
Professor Gasson is a registered psychologist based at Curtin University. Her research interests include Parkinson's, ageing, and cognition. Natalie has a particular interest in cognitive symptoms of Parkinson's and the management of cognitive decline. Natalie is also interested in the use of mindfulness based therapies for depression and anxiety. You can read more about Natalie by clicking on the link below.
Professor Romola Bucks is a highly-regarded clinician and academic based at the University of Western Australia. Romola's research interests include cognitive impairment, ageing, and sleep. Romola has a particular interest in sleep and Parkinson's. You can read more about Romola by clicking on the link below.
Dr Meghan Thomas is a developmental neurobiologist who, alongside Lyn Beazley, helped to establish ParkC as a research group. Meghan has a particular interest in the role of transcription factors in the development of Parkinson's. Meghan now works in the pharmaceutical industry.