Our Team

An EJS ACT-PD Core Management Team has been appointed across University College London (UCL) and the University of Plymouth (UoP). The Core Team are dedicated to coordinating and facilitating the communication, collaboration and progress of the Working Groups.

Tom Foltynie

Professor Tom Foltynie is Professor of Neurology at University College London and Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

He has a specialist interest in Parkinson’s disease (PD), Deep Brain stimulation and the development of novel treatments for PD.

Prof. Foltynie is involved in several trials of new treatments for PD, including chief investigator for a series of trials of Exenatide- a potential neurorestorative treatment for PD. He is excited to be continuing his work in exploring disease modifying treatments for PD through EJS ACT-PD.

“I am delighted to embark on this project with the support of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation. Our existing process of ‘one drug at a time’ is far too inefficient, and it is high time that we had a platform capable of assessing multiple approaches simultaneously.”

Camille Carroll

Professor Camille Carroll is Professor of Neurology at the University of Plymouth and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at University Hospitals Plymouth.

Dr Carroll is UK Lead for Neurodegenerative Diseases for the National Institute of Health and Care Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) and has oversight of the delivery of the national Parkinson’s disease clinical research portfolio.

She has successfully led PD STAT, a nation-wide trial of simvastatin, the largest neuroprotective trial in the UK, and is leading the development of a web-based research register (JPR) for Parkinson’s.

Dr Carroll is looking forward to realising the vision of developing a multi-arm, multi-stage platform trial for Parkinson’s.

“The funding provided by the Edmond J. Safra Foundation will enable a sea change in how we investigate therapies that could slow or stop Parkinson’s progression.”

    Cristina Gonzalez-Robles

    Clinical Research Fellow, UCL

    Marie-Louise Zeissler

    Clinical Research Fellow, UoP

    Georgia Mills

    Research Project Manager, UCL

    Rebecca Chapman

    Research Assistant, UoP

    Romy Ellis-Doyle

    Administrative Assistant, UCL

    Judith Rudiger

    Administrative Assistant, UoP

    An EJS ACT-PD Core Management Team has been appointed across University College London (UCL) and the University of Plymouth (UoP). The Core Team are dedicated to coordinating and facilitating the communication, collaboration and progress of the Working Groups.