Parkinson's disease and memory REF UW00662

Do you have Parkinson’s disease or care for someone with Parkinson’s disease? Would you like to use your personal experience to help researchers gain a clearer picture of how Parkinson’s disease effects memory?

Applications close: as soon as possible

About the position

Researchers at the School of Psychology, University of Western Australia are looking for two people who have experienced a personal diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or who have cared for someone who has been affected by the disease.

The members will work closely with the researcher to provide input and advice on research into how Parkinson’s disease effects memory.

What am I expected to do?

  • Assist in reviewing documents for the program
  • Provide feedback on the relevance, understanding and value of the research
  • Provide a “lived experience” perspective on the research

What skills or experience do I need?

  • Have experience of Parkinson’s disease or cared for someone who has experienced Parkinson’s disease
  • Have an interest in research looking at how Parkinson’s disease effects memory

What is the time commitment?

Depending on funding, you will meet with the researchers 1 - 2 times per year for up to 2 years

What support is offered?

A $30 honorarium per hour is offered. Free training and mentoring is also offered by the Consumer and Community Health Research Network.

Applications close: As soon as possible