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Jon D. Perkins

Jon D. Perkins


Jon D. Perkins




University of Edinburgh


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Personal Statement

My primary research centres on developing therapeutic methods for improving movement in people with cerebellar ataxia.  Through this my work is concerned with understanding cerebellar function and its role in the sensory guidance of movement as well as its influence on other non-motor functions.

Besides other neurodegenerative conditions, I am also interested in communicative motor acts and their underlying emotional states from infancy through to adulthood with specific reference to the therapeutic dyad.

I have worked on a number of research projects within PMARC such as neonatal perceptuomotor control (as part of the Thought in Action project), emotional regulation in infants and Parkinson’s disease.

I also teach Neuroscience and Attachment in the School of Health and Social Science.