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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Louise Parr-Brownlie

Weaving equity and innovation into Parkinson’s research

Professor Louise Parr-Brownlie (Ngāti Maniapoto me Te Arawa) draws on Western science and mātauranga Māori research to facilitate positive ageing and equitable treatments for people living in Aotearoa New Zealand with neurodegenerative disorders. Her biomedical research focuses on understanding how brain cell activity controls movements and how this changes in Parkinson’s disease. Her lab team and collaborators have translated this knowledge to test novel ways to treat Parkinson’s disease using light to stimulate specific brain cells. She also explores lifestyle, cultural and clinical factors that may be harnessed to modulate neuroinflammation and slow symptom progression. Louise leads the Ageing Well National Science Challenge as Director and is a member of the Health Research Council’s Biomedical Research Committee. Her leadership effects science sector changes in Aotearoa New Zealand, and internationally she serves as the Secretary-elect of the International Basal Ganglia Society Council.

This lecture will be followed by light refreshments, tea, coffee and juice.


This event will be livestreamed, from 5:25pm Tuesday 28 March 2023, at the following web address:

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Date Tuesday, 28 March 2023
Time 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Inaugural Professorial Lecture
LocationCastle 1 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin
Contact NameAnna Poole

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