Non-human primates are used in many areas of medical research.   An on-going study is being carried out to examine how research scientists view the opportunities and challenges of using primates in biomedical science, and to investigate the feasibility of phasing out their use. It focuses on investigations into two diseases, Schistosomiasis and Parkinson’s Disease.

The work is the main part of a PhD thesis being written by FRAME researcher Michelle Hudson-Shore.