Clinical trials

We are actively recruiting for our Parkinson's disease clinical trials.

Clinical trials

The Australian Parkinson's Mission will conduct an Australian clinical trials program using repurposed drugs (potentially disease modifying drugs that could slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s progression), integrated with transformative research, to identify and fast-track effective treatments for people with Parkinson’s. The program will run over 5 years.

The APM will be available for all people with Parkinson's — those who have been newly diagnosed, and those living with the disease. 

Latest update

We are pleased to announce the Australian Parkinson’s Mission clinical trial (APM001) has now commenced, with eight sites across Australia (in NSW, VIC, SA, WA and QLD), opening for participant enrolment and recruitment beginning in the upcoming months. (Please note that some centres have already started screening and recruiting participants while other centres will begin in the near future).


If you would like more information on APM’s clinical trial please see the Participant Information Sheet (PDF)

To determine whether you are eligible to participate in the clinical trial, please contact the closest site in your state.

Please note: more details will be added as additional trial locations become active.


Contact name



St Vincent’s Hospital

Dr Stephen Tisch, Consultant Neurologist

St Vincent's Hospital

390 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Brain and Mind Centre


Stacey West


94 Mallett Street Camperdown NSW 2050


+61 (2) 9114 4172


The Alfred Hospital

Ms. Sue Varley
Movement Disorders nurse

Alfred Hospital
55 Commercial Rd
Melbourne VIC 3004

+61 (3) 9903 8658

Macquarie University Hospital

Richard Gan
Clinical Trials Coordinator

2 Technology Place
Macquarie University NSW 2109

+61 (2) 9812 3739

Southern Neurology (Kogarah)

A/Prof Raymond Schwartz
Melissa Jones Murphy

2/19 Kensington Street
Kogarah NSW 2217

+61 (2) 8566 1500

Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

Dr Saman Heshmat
Research Nurse: Mr Berzenn Urbi

Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
1 Hospital Blvd.
Southport QLD 4215

+61 (7) 5687 3893

Royal Adelaide Hospital

PI: Dr John Tillett
Nurse Consultant/SC: Lynda Huddy

Level 9G 370 Royal Adelaide Hospital Port Road
Adelaide SA 5000

If you're interested in participating in the APM001 clinical trial, you will first have to undergo a screening process to determine if you qualify for the trial. Screening may begin over the phone with your closest site. When you contact the site to be screened, there may be a short wait. Please be patient during this time.

  • For more information on how each site is handling COVID-19, please talk to your closest APM clinical trial site.
  • You can also find more info in our Frequently Asked Questions.