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Paul Wicks

  • PhD
  • Managing Director, PatientsLikeMe UK
  • PatientsLikeMe
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Recent publications

  • Scaling PatientsLikeMe via a “generalized platform” for members with chronic illness: Web-based survey study of benefits arising

    • Wicks P
    • Thorley E
    • Simacek K
    • et al.
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    5Citations
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  • Understanding How Chorea Affects Health-Related Quality of Life in Huntington Disease: An Online Survey of Patients and Caregivers in the United States

    • Thorley E
    • Iyer R
    • Wicks P
    • et al.
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    1Citations
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Professional experience

Managing Director, PatientsLikeMe UK

PatientsLikeMe

October 2011 - Present

R&D Director

PatientsLikeMe

June 2008 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

September 2005 - September 2008(3 years)

Education

PhD

Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

September 2002 - September 2005(3 years)

About

Paul Wicks is the director of research and development (R&D) at PatientsLikeMe. An internationally recognized expert in psychological aspects of neurodegenerative conditions, Dr. Wicks is responsible for shaping the scientific and medical validity of the online patient communities at PatientsLikeMe. As R&D director, he leads a team of experts charged with conducting scientific research that generates insights about the personal health data shared by patient members. Under Dr. Wicks’ direction, the PatientsLikeMe R&D team has produced over a dozen peer-reviewed publications to date, including an innovative patient-led trial of lithium in ALS, a survey of pathological gambling in Parkinson's disease, and an extension of a gold-standard patient reported outcome measure; studies which have appeared in major scientific journals such as Nature Biotechnology, Movement Disorders and European Journal of Neurology. In addition to working with elite research organizations, including Johns Hopkins, Penn State, and Forbes-Norris Pacific ALS Centre, the R&D team also provides professional services to the company’s commercial partners. Prior to joining PatientsLikeMe, Dr. Wicks worked directly with patients from around the world studying cognition in rare forms of ALS and psychological consequences of Parkinson’s disease. Those research findings have also been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. A frequent conference presenter on the power of personalized medicine in improving health outcomes, Dr. Wicks has twice won the British Neuropsychiatry Association prize for best speaker. He completed his Ph.D. thesis at King’s College London at the age of 24.

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