I've just joined.
Let me introduce myself.
I'm 56; married with two sons; living in Stafford, UK; 7 years since being diagnosed with PD.
I usually post on the neurotalk forum. But you've been getting good reviews there from people with "dual nationality", so I thought that I'd see for myself.
In my view, PwP can DO much useful research.
So, given my background in maths and computing, I'm mainly into data collection and analysis. When we have the data my posts to neurotalk are often about the geographical epidemiology of PD. And when we don't, I've written programs to measure symptoms. See, for instance, the online side to side tap test at:
Sometimes the only way to get the data is to build something, e.g. forced exercise of the arms (using two mixer drills), or to make something, e.g. liposomal dopamine (using banana skins).
I look forward to discussing theories and sharing experiences with you all. Together we can make things better.