Opportunity details

To be part of a public involvement panel for the development of a new early diagnostic tool for Parkinson’s using artificial intelligence to analyse images of the eye.

Share thoughts about how the public may further be involved in the project.

Link to organisation:

Full description:

The project will use NHS data of eye scans and feed this into artificial intelligence algorithms, to train it to recognise the characteristics associated with Parkinson’s. As the eye scanning technology is already available in an increasing number of high street opticians, the ultimate goal is that the testing becomes part of a routine eye test. 4 meetings will be held over the next 12 months, all will be available via zoom. A range of life experience is welcomed.

Date from

29th April 2021

Date to

29th May 2021


Newcastle University

In the most recent assessment of research quality in UK universities, 31% of Newcastle’s research was rated world-leading, with a further 48% rated internationally excellent.

Involving and engaging the public in research is essential, and is central to this current project.



Neurological disorders
Public health


North East

Involvement type:

Identifying and prioritising
Evaluating impact

What support is offered?

Feedback will be ongoing throughout the meetings in a collaborative nature, as well as a summary of how participants have helped guide the research at the end.


£10 Amazon voucher per meeting


Travel expenses covered (if applicable)

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?


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