Dr Alison Yarnall is a clinical academic in geriatrics, focussing on older people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. She runs a specialist clinic for older adults with Parkinson’s disease and complex health needs, in addition to a general medical memory clinic. She is particularly concerned with how to make this research applicable to her every day clinical practice.
Dr Yarnall’s research portfolio is looking to target mobility impairment in Parkinson’s disease by determining accurate measurements, mechanisms (with an emphasis on cholinergic contribution) and by pursuing potential interventions. Her goal is to reduce adverse consequences associated with mobility loss, utilising Parkinson’s disease as a model of multimorbidity, including falls, cognitive changes and sarcopenia.
Translational research in Parkinson’s disease; an ageing-associated condition