The Cure Parkinson's Trust's (CPT) Research Committee meets quarterly (via Zoom or if face to face meetings are viable, in CPT’s London offices) to assess the scientific quality of research applications received into the charity.  We are currently inviting expressions of interest from the following:

1. A clinician scientist either from the Parkinson’s research community or from the neurological research arena; and

2. A pre-clinical scientist specialising in Parkinson’s.

3. Statisticians and trial design experts

Please send an expression of interest and a short CV to Helen Matthews.

Person specification:

Expressions of interest are sought from committed individuals who have relevant experience and expertise to become Research Committee members.

Our Research Committee members demonstrate the following qualities:

  • A commitment to the mission and objectives of CPT to fund research into a cure for Parkinson’s
  • A productive track record in research 
  • Breadth of knowledge
  • Experience in contributing to a peer review process
  • An understanding of Parkinson’s
  • Recognition of the urgency that CPT brings to its work
  • Respect for diversity


It is preferred to hold Research Committee meetings in person, but remote access via zoom is the norm at the moment. Committee members are asked to comment on each application being considered. If unable to attend for any reason, Committee members are requested to provide comments on the applications being considered and these comments are tabled by the Committee Chair. 

The provisional 2021 meeting dates are: 

  • Thursday 7th January 2021
  • Thursday 25th March 2021
  • Thursday 24th June 2021
  • Thursday 21st October 2021

Travel expenses are reimbursed.

All Research Committee members are expected to sign the charity’s non disclosure agreement and abide by the charity’s conflict of interest policy and declare any private, professional or commercial interests that might or might be perceived to conflict with the work of the Research Committee.

Selection process:

A shortlist of candidates will be drawn up and the chair of the Research Committee and the CPT executive will speak to each shortlisted candidate. Successful candidates will be invited to join by the Chair of the Research Committee.