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Funded Studies

Simon John Geoffrey Lewis, MBBCh BSc MRCP FRACP MD

Professor at University of Sydney

Location: Sydney NSW Australia

Dr. Simon Lewis is an NHMRC practitioner fellow who works as a consultant neurologist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and is associate professor in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Sydney. He is the director of the PD Research Clinic at the BMRI and heads the NSW Movement Disorders Brain Donor program. He has published over 60 peer review papers, two books and two book chapters and has attracted funding from the NHMRC, ARC and The Michael J Fox Foundation to support his research interests targeting quality of life in Parkinson's disease.

Dr. Lewis has expertise in clinical neuroscience, functional neuroimaging, sleep, neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology and neuropathology. In addition to this research activity, he sits on the board of Parkinson's NSW. He led the nationwide Commonwealth-funded "DASH to the InfoLine" campaign aiming to reduce stigma in Parkinson's disease and has led the political agenda to appoint community-based Parkinson's nurses in Australia.

Associated Grants

  • Photoreceptor-Directed Light Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease


  • Targeted Cognitive Training Program for Freezing of Gait


  • Determining the Neural Correlates of Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging


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