Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Award 2021

A novel approach to treating Parkinson’s Disease has won the Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Award 2021.  The prestigious 3-year award goes to Professor Robin Cleveland, Professor Timothy Denison (Engineering Science, University of Oxford) and Associate Professor Alex Green (Neurosurgery, University of Oxford) in collaboration with Dr Christopher Butler (Brain Sciences, Imperial College). It will support their innovative research into the use of low-intensity ultrasound to treat Parkinson’s Disease patients by targeting and modifying abnormal brainwaves.

Initially, the research teams will focus on Parkinson’s Disease patients who have brainwave monitoring devices implanted in the brain.  Future planned research will be on the use of low-intensity ultrasound to treat chronic pain and other brainwave-associated conditions.

The aim of the annual Rosetrees award is to encourage new collaborative studies between researchers in different fields to make advances that will achieve real benefits to patients. This year’s award is for a collaboration between medicine and engineering. We are delighted that this year’s award will be jointly funded by the John Black Charitable Foundation.