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Biography

My research team is dedicated to better understanding, and finding improved treatments for, Parkinson’s disease. A key focus is to find drugs to combat the neurodegeneration underpinning Parkinson’s. As well as identifying novel targets for achieving this, such as mGlu4 receptors, we use targeted repurposing strategies to identify existing drugs that boost protective growth factor levels and explore novel delivery mechanisms for the growth factors themselves. Another key focus is to define the mechanisms behind pain in Parkinson’s and identify ways in which patients’ pain can be better managed. I am also Head of Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, responsible for delivery of pharmacology education to undergraduate and masters students. I have received Teaching Excellence Awards from King’s College London and the British Pharmacology Society in recognition of innovative education.

Please see my Research Staff Profile for more detail.

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Key Collaborators:

  • Professor K Ray Chaudhuri, King's College London
  • Professor Marzia Malcangio, King's College London
  • Dr Gareth Williams, King's College London
  • Dr Michael Jones, Cell Guidance Systems Ltd