Dr Susan Mitchell

    Head of Policy
    Alzheimer’s Research UK

    Dr Susan Mitchell is Head of Policy, as part of the policy and public affairs team at the UK’s leading dementia research charity, with responsibility for developing evidence-based policy to ensure people affected by dementia benefit from the progress in research

    Susan leads the charity’s policy development and engagement to improve early and accurate diagnosis for dementia, working with multiple stakeholders to develop an evidence base for the case for change.

    Susan has an ongoing interest in dementia risk reduction and brain health, leading Alzheimer’s Research UK engagement with policy makers to reframe dementia risk reduction as the concept of brain health.

    Susan has previous experience of management in the NHS and health policy in several clinical areas, and is a former academic volcanologist.