Parkinson’s researcher convicted of fraud

A University of Queensland medical researcher who faked a clinical trial into Parkinson's disease has been convicted of fraud and given a two-year suspended prison sentence.

Dr Bruce Murdoch PhD (pictured), a neuroscientist and former director of the university's Centre for Neurogenic Communication Disorders Research, pleaded guilty in the Brisbane Magistrates Court to charges of fraud relating to a clinical trial of transcranial magnetic stimulation for speech impairment in people