Training, Networking, and Communication Working Group

We aim to establish a virtual center-of-excellence to promote training, networking, and communication throughout the GP2 project.

Training is a key element of GP2, and we will develop resources and opportunities to share best practice and learning internationally across a range of existing analytic methods, as well as developing or applying new methods from other fields. GP2 training can be accessed here.

We also aim to support the GP2 network to promote the flow of research opportunities, ideas and data in all directions across, as well as disseminate knowledge in wide and impactful ways across the full spectrum of stakeholders, including the research community, funders, patients, and the public.

Working Group
Alastair Noyce, MRCP, PhD
Biography
Lead, Training, Networking, and Communication

Alastair Noyce, MRCP, PhD

Queen Mary University of London | United Kingdom
Sara Bandres-Ciga, PharmD, PhD
Biography
Co-lead, Training, Networking, and Communication

Sara Bandres-Ciga, PharmD, PhD

National Institutes of Health | USA
Sumit Dey, MSc
Biography
Co-lead, Training, Networking, and Communication

Sumit Dey, MSc

Queen Mary University of London | United Kingdom
Paula Saffie Awad
Biography
Trainee Representative – Latin America

Paula Saffie Awad

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul | Chile
Claire Bale, MSc
Biography
Working Group Participant

Claire Bale, MSc

Parkinson’s UK | United Kingdom
Joseph Callanan, MA
Biography
Administrator

Joseph Callanan, MA

Queen Mary University of London | United Kingdom
Alejandro Martinez Carrasco, MSc
Biography
Trainee Representative – Western Europe

Alejandro Martinez Carrasco, MSc

University College London | United Kingdom
Maggie Kuhl
Biography
Working Group Participant

Maggie Kuhl

The Michael J. Fox Foundation | USA
Pin Jui Kung, MSc
Biography
Trainee Representative – Asia

Pin Jui Kung, MSc

National Taiwan University | Taiwan
Hampton Leonard, MS
Biography
Co-lead, Complex Disease Data Analysis

Hampton Leonard, MS

Data Tecnica International / National Institutes of Health | USA
Patrick Lewis, PhD
Biography
Working Group Participant

Patrick Lewis, PhD

Royal Veterinary College | United Kingdom
Paula Reyes-Pérez, MSc
Biography
Trainee Representative – Latin America

Paula Reyes-Pérez, MSc

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México | Mexico
Arinola Omolara Sanyaolu, PhD
Biography
Trainee Representative – Africa

Arinola Omolara Sanyaolu, PhD

University of Lagos | Nigeria
Simon Stott
Biography
Working Group Participant

Simon Stott

Cure Parkinson's Trust | United Kingdom
Maria Teresa Periñan Tocino, MSc
Biography
Working Group Participant

Maria Teresa Periñan Tocino, MSc

University of Seville | Spain
Yi Wen, MSc
Biography
Trainee Representative – Asia

Yi Wen, MSc

University of Malaya | Malaysia
Alexandra Zirra, MSc
Biography
Trainee Representative – Eastern Europe

Alexandra Zirra, MSc

Queen Mary University of London | United Kingdom
Milestones
Progress so far
  • Established blog and social media presence
  • Set up the GP2 Trainee Network
  • Launched the URP PhD and MSc Programs
  • Launched four courses on the Learning Platform
  • Created a cross-organization working group with the MDS
  • Held exhibitions and meetings at conferences
  • Ran a Hackathon (with IPDGC) and in-person training workshops
  • Launched the GP2 newsletter
Remaining Year 3 Goals
  • Continue to review and process rolling applications for trainee sabbaticals
  • Offer short training course opportunities in autumn
  • Launch the GP2 Hub
  • Release three additional courses on the Learning Platform
  • Continue collaborating with the Project Proposal, Approval, and Execution Working Group to facilitate training opportunities
  • Continue collaborating with the Underrepresented Populations Working Group to identify training needs

Contact Us

For any questions about opportunities, please contact [email protected].