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Zi Hui Su

DPhil Student

I am working on quantifying gait and eye movement in Parkinson's disease.

Current clinical assessment for movement disorders like PD is often objective and results heavily influenced by medication effect.

This lack of sensitivity prevents accurate staging of disease progression, early diagnosis, and prolongs the drug discovery process.

With advancements in mobile sensing technology, we now have the tools that can rapidly collect detailed information of movement and the computing power to analyse large volumes of data.

My DPhil project looks at how mobile sensing can be used in clinical settings and identify biomarkers sensitive to disease progression but relatively unaffected by treatment. 

I have joined my supervisor in organising a number of public engagement events under the Art and Neuroscience Project, and have enjoyed sharing science with members of the public at the Royal Society and various schools across China.