UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Prof Anette Schrag

Prof Anette Schrag

Professor of Clinical Neurosciences

Clinical and Movement Neurosciences

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Joined UCL
5th Jan 2004

Research summary

Professor Schrag’s research focusses on movement disorders. This includes clinical and biomarker studies to improve early diagnosis, clinical trials to reduce symptoms and progression, development of better tools for the measurement of clinical features, and epidemiological research in the field of movement disorders. She has pioneered a patient-centred approach in assessing outcomes of clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease and the inclusion and development of patient-oriented outcome measures in other movement disorders. 

She is currently Principal Investigator of a number of grants, supervises several PhD and MSc students, and contributes to a range of national and international organisations and collaborations to improve knowledge and treatment of movement disorders. 

Research projects and grants:

ADEPT-PD: randomised controlled trial to study nortriptyline and escitalopram for low mood and progression in Parkinson’s 

PREDICT-PD: UK-wide study to identify risk markers of Parkinson’s in the general population (jointly with Dr. Alastair Noyce, QMUL)

PD-Care: multicenter study to develop and test a supported self-management tool for patients with Parkinson’s (Live Wellwith Parkinson's; jointly with Prof. Kate Walters)

AND-PD: investigation into the mechanisms of Anxiety in Parkinson's

EMTICS: large European collaboration on the risk factors for and mechanisms of Chronic Tic Disorders