Leon completed his PhD at the start of 2021. Leon's PhD thesis was entitled "The Measurement and Nature of Impulsivity in Parkinson’s Disease". Leon received a competitive scholarship to undertake his PhD with ParkC. To our delight, Leon has just started a research position with the esteemed George Institute for Global Health in New South Wales. Leon has always had a keen interest in public health policy, and has joined the food policy team. Leon continues to be a valuable contributor to ParkC research and is in the process of publishing and communicating his PhD findings. We hope to develop PhD projects with Leon examining diet in Parkinson's.
Andrew completed his PhD in 2020 with ParkC. Andrew's PhD thesis was entitled " A Bayesian Evaluation of Subtyping Methods in Parkinson’s Disease". During his PhD, Andrew was awarded the 'Best Paper Award' by the Mark Liveris conference. Andrew is currently a Research Fellow working with Dr Peter McEvoy examining suicide prevention. Andrew continues to be a valuable contributor to ParkC research and is in the process of publishing and communicating his PhD findings.
Blake completed his PhD in 2018 with ParkC. Blake's PhD thesis was entitled "Nonpharmacological Interventions for Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease", and explored cognitive training and non-invasive brain stimulation for improving cognition in Parkinson's. Following completion of his PhD, Blake has worked in a number of postdoctoral research roles in Adelaide, Sydney, and Perth. Blake is currently employed as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at WACPRU, the WA Cancer Prevention Unit based at Curtin University. Blake continues to contribute to ParkC research and is a valued collaborator.
Maria completed her PhD in 2016 with ParkC. Maria's PhD thesis was entitled "Sleep Disruption and Cognitive Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease: Does Sleep Disturbance Exacerbate Cognitive Symptoms?". Following her PhD, Maria worked as a Research Fellow with Professor Romola Bucks at UWA, conducting sleep studies in a range of conditions affecting sleep. Maria continues to be a valuable contributor to ParkC research.