At Canterbury Neurology, we provide expert care in the management of people living with movement disorders such as tremor and Parkinson's disease. We offer state-of-the-art assessment including the use of accelerometer-based measures of tremor and mobility at home using a 'watch'-like device worn on the wrist. Each of our neurologists is trained in the diagnosis and management of Parkinson's disease and atypical Parkinson's-like syndromes. Our nurses are highly skilled in caring for people living with Parkinson's disease and provide an important point of contact for patients between visits. All device-assisted treatment options are available at Canterbury Neurology including deep brain stimulation and continuous medication infusions. Without bias, we can help patients living with Parkinson's disease determine which treatment modality will best suit them.  

Dr. Richard Blazé


Richard returned to Melbourne in 2018 to take up a position as consultant at the Alfred Hospital and the new Department of Neuroscience, Monash University. Additionally, Richard is a rostered neurologist with admitting rights at the Epworth Hospital, Richmond. Richard has a particular interest in helping patients with more complex Parkinson's disease determine whether device-assisted therapies such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) and infusion therapies will be beneficial and to help implement the right treatment for each individual patient. 

Richard graduated in medicine & surgery at The University of Melbourne in 2006. Training in general medicine and neurology was subsequently completed at The Royal Melbourne and St. Vincent’s hospitals and their affiliated regional hospitals. Richard returned to The Royal Melbourne Hospital in 2014 for a 3-year fellowship working in the movement disorders unit. In 2017 Richard broadened his experience in movement disorders and in particular, the practice of deep brain stimulation (DBS) at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris.

Dr. Fiona Permezel
MBBS, BSc(Hons)(Psych), BSc(ScSchProg), FRACP

Fiona initially completed degrees in Mathematics and Physics and later Psychology (honors) before completing a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Melbourne in 2013. She went on to train in General Medicine and Neurology at the Austin and Northern Hospitals, before completing advanced training in Neurology at the Austin and Royal Hobart Hospitals. Fiona completed her subspecialty training in Movement Disorders (Parkinson's and related conditions, tremor, dystonia, chorea) at the Austin Hospital. 

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Fiona is trained in the advanced management of complex Parkinson's disease cases, including treatment with Apomorphine, Duodopa and DBS programming. She is also trained in botulinum toxin therapy for the management of dystonias and has developed a strong interest in this area. 


As of 2022, Fiona is a PhD candidate at Monash University with a project exploring both Parkinson's disease brain networks and early prediction of Parkinson's disease development. 

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Dr. Lin Zhang

Dr Lin Zhang is a neurologist and movement disorder sub specialist with experience in both public and private practice as well as clinical teaching. Dr. Zhang undertook post graduate medical training at Concord Hospital (Sydney) followed by sub-speciality training in general neurology at St. Georges Hospital (Sydney) and Wollongong.

She has a Master of Science (Biopharmaceuticals) (University of NSW) in addition to her core medical training.


Dr. Zhang’s dual fellowship training in both movement disorders and headache at the Alfred Hospital was followed by completion of a further masters thesis exploring the relationship between cervical dystonia and migraine. Dr. Zhang holds a VMO position in the neurology unit (Movement Disorders) at Eastern Health (Box Hill). She admits privately to the Epworth Hospital, Richmond where she participates in the on-call roster.


Dr. Zhang currently accepts referrals for general neurology in addition to those pertaining to her subspecialty interest areas of Parkinson’s disease (including advanced management using deep brain stimulation and infusion-based therapies) and chronic migraine. Dr. Zhang is expert in the use of botulinum toxin to manage chronic migraine and movement disorders.