The aim of this Economic and Social Research Council, (ESRC) project is to investigate how imitation is affected in people with Parkinson’s disease.
People with Parkinson’s disease find it difficult to initiate movements and often make movements that are smaller than they should be. This project will investigate how people with Parkinson’s imitate another person’s movements, examining how effective imitation is at improving movement in people with Parkinson’s, compared to a group of healthy volunteers of a similar age.
You should hold or be about to obtain a PhD in a relevant discipline (Psychology, Neuroscience), or have equivalent post-doctoral experience. Applicants with expertise in Parkinson’s disease, motor control, eye or limb tracking techniques are particularly encouraged to apply.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Ellen Poliakoff:
Telephone: 0161 275 7333
The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.