About Us

PenPRIG promotes participation by the people of Cornwall and Devon in clinical research into Parkinson’s. This is what we do:

  • Arrange for researchers to talk about their work
  • Build relationships between the Research community and our Parkinson’s community
  • Maintain a register of local opportunities to participate in research
  • Help you better understand the science of Parkinson’s and how to assess your participation
  • Describe the opportunities in ordinary language, and share information and experiences.

Our PenPRIG Facebook Group is the news channel and the place for feedback and comments.

We are an independent team of volunteers. The Steering Group includes Chairman Ulli Funken, Secretary Sue Whipps, Treasurer Chris Maycock and Devon Representative Nigel Coleman. Our work is funded by donations from local people and organisations. We appreciate the support of the organisations and individuals helping us to achieve our aims. We are an Unincorporated Association.

Thank you for visiting our website. Our aim is clear presentation and ease of use bearing in mind some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s, and it is therefore best suited to a PC or tablet. Links (underlined text) will always open in a new browser tab. When using our website and its information, we assume that you have read and understood the terms and conditions on which we operate the website and provide the information. These include our Privacy Policy and how we use Cookies. We try to keep information about our activities up to date and correct, and to provide useful information about Parkinson’s.  However, we make no representations about its completeness or accuracy. Any reliance you place on the information is at your own risk.