Samantha Benham-Hermetz

    Director of Policy and Public Affairs
    Alzheimer's Research UK

    Sam was appointed in 2019 to lead the policy and public affairs function at Alzheimer’s Research UK

    Her role is to develop Alzheimer’s Research UK’s political strategy and wider influencing to ensure that research breakthroughs reach people affected by dementia.

    Her team covers policy, campaigning and government and parliamentary engagement. She is co-Chair of the Charity Medicines Access Coalition and sits on the Dementia Programme Board.

    Sam decided to join Alzheimer’s Research UK because she believes through medical research we will be able to bring about life changing treatments for people affected by dementia. Sam brings 15 years campaigns experience in the voluntary sector, having held leadership roles at Alzheimer’s Society, Breast Cancer Now and Rethink Mental Illness.