Dr. Simon Lewis
Simon is a NHMRC Practitioner Fellow working as a Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital & as Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sydney. He is also the Director of the Parkinson’s Disease Research Clinic at the Brain and Mind Centre & lead the NSW Movement Disorders Brain Donor program.
When Simon initially undertook his research at the University of Cambridge, UK, he became passionate about changing the lives of people living with neurodegenerative brain disease. Seeing the difficulties experienced by patients & their families led Simon to specialise in this field & he remains committed to making a difference. You could say that he is passionate about this, some might argue obsessed.
Simon has published over 180 peer review papers, 2 books & 5 book chapters. He has attracted over AU$5 Million in funding from various sources including the NHMRC, ARC & The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
As a specialist neurologist Simon is interested in newly diagnosed & advanced Parkinson’s Disease & other neurodegenerative diseases, with expertise in freezing of gait, hallucinations, memory problems and sleep disturbances.