Research Field: Neuroscience
Dr Lyndsey Collins-Praino studies the possibilities for new treatment strategies for Parkinson’s Disease. She is currently investigating the role of brain inflammation in the development of cognitive impairment – when a person has trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating or making decisions.
Her translational program of research combines experimental preclinical work with clinical studies in Parkinson’s Disease patients, demonstrating a “bench to bedside” approach to her research.
Dr Collins-Praino established Kids Navigate Neuroscience, that provides engaging activities and events for children interested in understanding how the brain works. She has been involved in neuroscience workshops with children from rural areas and has held a community event Neural Knitworks SA and given caregiver education sessions for Parkinsons’ SA.
Dr Collins-Praino is currently a Lecturer and Head of the Neurodegenerative Disease Group at the University of Adelaide.