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Disgraced UQ researcher to return to court

AAP logoAAP 25/10/2016

A former University of Queensland researcher who avoided jail after being found guilty of fraud offences relating to a false study into Parkinson's disease will have to re-contest two charges.

Dr Caroline Barwood, 31, was found guilty of two charges of fraud and three charges of attempted fraud after a five-day trial in the Brisbane District Court.

Barwood was sentenced to two years for the two fraud counts and 15 months on the other three, with the terms to be served concurrently and suspended immediately for three years.

The jury failed to reach a majority verdict on one charge of fraud and one of attempted fraud, and they will return to court for a mention on November 15.

Barwood, a mother of one, was bailed on her own undertaking.

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