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Introducing Riddhi – Research Information Co-ordinator

Introducing Riddhi – Research Information Co-ordinator

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve just joined the MND Association’s Research Development Team as a ‘Research Information Co-ordinator’.

You’ll probably see me across the blog, from writing posts on exciting updates in MND research to replying to your comments, so I thought it would be nice to introduce myself and a bit about my background (including how I used ladybirds in neurodegenerative diseases).

Introductory blog post: Samantha Price

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have recently joined the Motor Neurone Disease Association as a part-time ‘Research Information Co-ordinator’ and this blog post is a little bit about my background and how this benefits my role within the Association. In my role I work in the Research Development Team understanding and interpreting current research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND).…

‘Hello’ from the newest member of the team

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the newest recruit to the Research Development Team, I have been asked to let everyone know a bit more about me.  Previously I was a Medicinal Chemist working for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for almost 20 years.  In that time I “survived” two corporate mergers and worked at three different research sites.  For almost a third…

Belinda – incurable optimist

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am optimistic every time I prepare a talk when I look for something new to say about advances in research. Since the discovery of the TDP43 mutation in 2008, I have become spoilt for choice! Every year I have been able to talk about new genetic discoveries to the local groups, branches and healthcare…

Natasha – incurable optimist

Reading Time: < 1 minute After being asked to write about why I am a research optimist, I tried to think about the achievements in MND research. After attending the Care Centre directors meeting I have seen that there is not just biomedical, lab based research going on, there is also a lot of clinical research going on within our Care Centres. This…

Kelly – incurable optimist

Reading Time: < 1 minute MND does not respect national boundaries and neither does our research efforts. There are so many researchers, clinicians and health and social care professionals from around the world who dedicate their whole careers to unlocking the secrets of MND. What makes me optimistic about research, are the people who push research to the next level.…

We are incurable optimists

Reading Time: < 1 minute Next week is MND awareness week (19 June to 27 June). Awareness week sees the national launch of our brand new awareness campaign called Incurable Optimism, led by Patrick Joyce who has MND. To celebrate the launch of our new campaign, each member of the research development team will be posting why they are incurably optimistic about MND research…

Who will be blogging?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Over the next few months, you’ll meet the members of our research development team as we blog to give you an insight into the world of MND Association research. Here’s a quick overview of your research bloggers: Blogging on how we are guiding and progressing MND research is Dr Brian Dickie, our director of research…