Professor Alison Yarnall
Professor Alison Yarnall completed her PhD in 2013 at Newcastle University looking at biomarkers of cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease. She is now a Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University; Deputy Director of the Clinical Ageing Research Unit; Honorary Consultant in Older People’s Medicine at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; and DeNDRON Subspecialty Clinical Research Lead for Parkinson’s disease in the North East of England. She has a particular interest in mobility (including digital mobility), cognition, gait and falls in people with Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases and has published more than 100 articles in this topic area. She runs a specialist clinic for older adults with Parkinson’s and complex health needs, in addition to a general medical memory clinic.