Parkinson's NSW Research Forum

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Hilton Sydney

488 George Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Parkinson's NSW invite you to attend the 2019 Research Forum on 17 September 2019.

Parkinson's NSW is bringing together a panel of expert Australian and world-class researchers to discuss the latest in Parkinson's and neurological research.

What to expect from the Research Forum: presentations, interactive panel discussions, audience Q&As, and networking opportunities.

Research panelists:

Associate Professor Colleen Canning

BPhty(Qld), MA(Columbia), PhD(Syd).
Professor

Professor Colleen Canning leads the Parkinson’s disease research team in the Faculty and collaborates nationally and internationally with researchers and clinicians in developing and testing innovative methods of reducing disability and falls in people with Parkinson’s disease. She regularly presents at international and national conferences including invited plenary addresses as well as continuing education sessions nationally and internationally. Professor Canning’s research focuses on the contribution of impairments to disability in neurological conditions and the development and testing of interventions to improve mobility and reduce falls. She is an international expert on exercise to improve mobility and falls prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s disease.

BPhty(Qld), MA(Columbia), PhD(Syd).
Professor

Professor Stephen Lord

Scientia Professor Stephen Lord is a Senior Principal Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Sydney. He has published over 450 papers in the areas of balance, gait and falls in older people and is acknowledged as a leading international researcher in his field. His research follows two main themes: the identification of physiological risk factors for falls and the development and evaluation of fall prevention strategies. A key aspect of this research has been the design, implementation and evaluation of exercise programs for older people as well as clinical groups with balance impairments, i.e. people with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, dementia and frailty. His methodology and approach to fall-risk assessment has been adopted by many researchers and clinicians across the world and he is actively engaged in initiatives aimed at implementing falls prevention evidence into policy and practice.

Dr Natalie Allen

BAppScPhysiotherapy(First Class Hons)(Syd), PhD (Syd)
Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy

Dr Natalie Allen is a researcher and Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, at The University of Sydney. Natalie worked as a physiotherapist in rehabilitation for nearly 10 years before undertaking her PhD and taking a position at the university.

Natalie’s research focuses on exercise interventions aimed at helping people with Parkinson’s disease to live well, by managing their pain, optimising their movement and reducing their falls. She has published over 25 articles in international peer-reviewed journals as well as 2 book chapters. Her work has been presented at national and international conferences, workshops and seminars for researchers, clinicians and people with Parkinson’s.

Natalie has been a recipient of several Parkinson’s NSW grants over the years, including a grant in 2016 called Towards effective exercise prescription to reduce pain in people with Parkinson’s disease and another in 2018 called Integrate: a tailored and multifactorial program for safe mobility in people with advanced Parkinson’s disease.

Dr Teri Furlong

Dr Teri Furlong is currently a senior postdoctoral researcher at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) located in Sydney.

Her research is focused on preclinical models of neural disorders including Parkinson’s disease, autism and drug addiction. The goal of this research is to improve current treatment options, as well as to further the understanding of the cognitive and learning changes associated with having Parkinson's disease. She is also working on human brain atlases to provide clinicians and researchers with accurate maps and images of the brain.

As part of Professor Paxinos’ team, she contributed to the discovery of a new nucleus in the human brain (endorestiform nucleus), which received international media attention this year as it may impact neurological disorders. Dr Furlong has conducted post-doctoral research both in Australia and internationally at the University of Utah, and has had extensive experience teaching biological psychology and behavioural neuroscience.

Dr Furlong has conducted post-doctoral research both in Australia and internationally at the University of Utah, and has had extensive teaching experience in biological psychology, learning theory, and behavioural neuroscience. She is located at The University of New South Wales in Sydney


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We look forward to seeing you on the day.



  • Dr Natalie Allen

    Dr Natalie Allen

  • Associate Professor Colleen Canning

    Associate Professor Colleen Canning

  • Dr Teri Furlong

    Dr Teri Furlong

  • Professor Stephen Lord

    Professor Stephen Lord


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