Research Grants

Professor Kim Delbaere and Dr Matthew Brodie

Parkinson’s Grant Funded at NEURA to address Falls

Saturday, 19 January 2019

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Shake It Up Australia Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF & SIUAF) have funded a grant at NEURA to test eHealth and smart garment technologies to prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s disease. NeuRA’s…

Parkinson's Wearable Technology

National Parkinson’s Study Using Wearable Technology

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Your opportunity to get involved in a clinical study using wearable technology.   Study sites are available in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Brisbane When you see your doctor, they usually ask how you have been. Sometimes it may be hard to remember…

Linked Clinical Trial Program – Australia

Thursday, 1 February 2018

In 2016 the Cure Parkinson’s Trust (UK) spearheaded a unique initiative called the Linked Clinical Trials program (LCT) in collaboration with the Michael J Fox Foundation, the Van Andel Research Institute (Michigan), the Shake it Up Foundation and the Garvan…

Nic Dzamko, PhD - Parkinson's research

New Project Funded: Inflammation in Parkinson’s Disease

Friday, 1 September 2017

Study Rationale: The contribution of inflammation to Parkinson’s disease (PD) is increasingly being recognized. However, the stage of the disease in which inflammation is prevalent and/or important remains unclear. Our recent work suggests that inflammation may be increased early in…

Connecting supporters directly with researchers

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Last Friday Shake It Up CEO, Ben Young hosted a research information session in Brisbane where supporters had the opportunity to hear directly from researchers at The University of Queensland. Associate Professor Trent Woodruff and Dr Richard Gordon shared their…

Yet another project funded!

Monday, 4 April 2016

Today Shake It Up shares yet another recently funded project. This is the third project we have shared in three weeks and it is part of the $1.6M worth of research that the Shake It Up / Michael J. Fox…

New research project funded at NeuRA

Friday, 3 October 2014

Shake It Up Australia Foundation is delighted to be funding more world leading research at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). The twelve month research grant funded in partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research will enable Professor Glenda…

Garvan Research Opportunity Funded!

Friday, 4 July 2014

Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful community we have reached the target and this strategic, internationally competitive and non-redundant research will commence without delay. We look forward to keeping you up to date with the outcomes of this project…

Parkinson’s research at The Garvan.. in layman’s terms

Friday, 4 July 2014

Shake It Up Australia recently launched an opportunity for its supporters to help fund a world leading research opportunity at The Garvin Institute of Medical Research. To provide greater understanding of the research you’re helping Shake It Up fund, we…

The research you are funding, in layman’s terms

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Last month Shake It Up shared an interview with Dr Nick Dzemko at  NeuRA who gave a layman’s explanation of the Parkinson’s research they are undertaking in the area of LRRK2. Today we share insights from Associate Professor David Finkelstein….