Lay Grant Reviewer
People living with Parkinson’s are our driving force, shaping, steering and taking part in research. Whether you have Parkinson’s, or help support or care for a partner, friend or family member with Parkinson's, as a lay grant reviewer you will have an opportunity to influence research projects by feeding in the perspective of people affected by Parkinson’s. Your experience could make all the difference to ensure the research we fund makes the biggest possible difference to the lives of people with Parkinson’s.
Anne, lay grant reviewer says: “Becoming a lay grant reviewer was a way for me to use the knowledge I gained as I cared for Mum. It has also been helpful in my grief journey and enables me to give back to the charity that has supported me. "Now, having done quite a few, I realise it’s my first-hand knowledge of the condition that is important to share with researchers, who have the scientific knowledge but not the lived experience of how Parkinson's affects those who live with or alongside the condition."
Interested in supporting Parkinson's UK research in other ways?
If you don't have direct experience of Parkinson's, but would like to get involved, have a look at our Research Champion volunteer role
If you'd like to use your own experiences to shape and guide how people with Parkinson's take part in our research, have a look at our Patient and Public Involvement Volunteer role.
Join Team Parkinson's, the movement that's uniting to end Parkinson's
Find out more about our local Research Interest Groups
Join the Research Support Network