Michele Hu


Co-Principal Investigator

OPDC Theme 1 Leader

After obtaining her medical degree (University of London, 1993) Michele was awarded an Action Research Training Fellowship and PhD in an imaging study of Parkinson’s brain function before completing her neurology specialist training in London and Oxford. In 2005 Michele set up a consultant-led clinical Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders service in Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes.

She is NIHR Parkinson’s Thames Valley Research Director, and co-Principle Investigator of the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre. She leads the Clinical Theme of the Parkinson’s UK-funded Monument Discovery Award, which aims to recruit people with PD and their families from the Thames Valley area in the UK to understand and target the early pathological pathways in Parkinson’s. Research interests include the use of longitudinal clinical cohorts and brain imaging to develop biomarkers for the early diagnosis and prognostication of Parkinson’s.

Watch Dr Hu talk about our research:

Overview of the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC) Cohort

OPDC Participants' Day

March 2015

What Should the OPDC Cohort Studies Deliver for YOU?

Dr Hu discusses what clinicians would like before asking the cohort members what they would like from OPDC.

OPDC Participant's Day: May 2016

Update on the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC) Cohort

OPDC Participants' Day

May 2016

Can we personalise treatment for people with Parkinson's?

Parkinson's UK asked their research supporters for research questions they would like answered and put them to Parkinson's researchers.

Parkinson's UK Research Meeting: Nov 2014

Are there different types of Parkinson's

Parkinson's UK Bespoke Treatment Lectures at the Royal Institution

Nov 2014

Q & A: What is the future of Parkinson's research?

Dr Arthur Roach, Dr Michelle Hu, Dr Alistair Noyce and Steve Ford discuss the latest range of research projects for Parkinson's at the Royal Insititution.

Nov 2014


Michele Hu: Tackling Parkinson’s

Consultant Neurologist Michele Hu outlines the work of the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre and the research that the centre is undertaking to find a cure for the disease. Talk given as part of Oxford BRC’s Open Weeks 2015.