We have fantastic Patrons who lend their support to our work to defeat dementia.

Professor Gustav Born

Prof Gustav Born FRS

Prof Born is Research Professor at the William Harvey Research Institute and Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology. Prof Born has provided enduring support since he became a Patron in 1998.
In January 2011 Prof Born hosted a lunch for Alzheimer’s Research UK supporters after a tour of Dr Damian Crowther’s project lab at the University of Cambridge.

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay Duncan CBE

Lindsay is an award-winning actress. She has always been hugely supportive in helping to raise awareness of our vital work.
In May 2009, Lindsay gave a very moving talk as an introduction to a scientific debate on Alzheimer’s at The Royal Institution.

Sir Richard Eyre

Sir Richard Eyre, CH, CBE

As Director of the film Iris, about the life of author Iris Murdoch who developed Alzheimer’s, Sir Richard has made a huge contribution to increasing public understanding of the disease. He has also spoken eloquently about his mother’s deterioration with the illness on behalf of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Sir Richard became a Patron in 2001.

Baronness Greenfield

The Baroness Greenfield CBE

Baroness Susan Greenfield, a professor at Oxford University, is one of Britain’s foremost neuroscientists. As an award-winning science communicator she has spoken about the science of the brain and Alzheimer’s. Her research is focused on brain physiology, with a particular interest in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Baroness Jay

The Baroness Jay of Paddington PC

Baroness Jay was born into politics, as the daughter of former Prime Minister James Callaghan, and, following a successful career as a BBC journalist, returned to her roots by becoming a life peer in 1992. She addressed Alzheimer’s Research UK’s annual scientific Network Conference in Southampton in 2010. A tireless health campaigner, she founded the National Aids Trust in 1987 and raised awareness in the House of Lords of key Alzheimer’s issues.

Jan Morgan

Jan Morgan

Jan’s enthusiasm on behalf of Alzheimer’s Research UK is tremendous. As a former Chair and Trustee, she continues to increase awareness of the need for more dementia research and to raise funds for our charity.

Baroness Perry

The Baroness Perry of Southwark

Baroness Perry has been a Patron since the launch of our charity. She has regularly attended Alzheimer’s Research UK fundraising events and has raised awareness in the House of Lords of key Alzheimer’s issues.

Sir Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard OBE

Sir Cliff became a Patron in 2002. Not only has he has helped us to raise over £100,000 by fronting numerous nationwide fundraising campaigns, he is also a generous donor to Alzheimer’s Research UK. In 2010 Sir Cliff generously donated all the download royalties from his Christmas single to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. By speaking publicly about his mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s, Sir Cliff is significantly boosting our efforts to raise awareness of this devastating disease.

Lord Robertson

The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT GCMG FRSA FRSE PC

Former Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson is a long-standing Patron of Alzheimer’s Research UK. He has been instrumental in raising funds for vital dementia research.

June Spencer

June Spencer OBE

June’s voice is well known among fans of BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, as one of the cast in the very first episode. Since 2005, June has helped us with major national fundraising campaigns and has spoken at a number of Alzheimer’s Research UK events. June’s husband, developed vascular dementia before he died in 1996. June recently recorded a message as part of our Christmas Appeal.


Dr Thomas Stuttaford OBE

As medical correspondent for The Times Dr Stuttaford has offered fantastic support to Alzheimer’s Research UK. He has written a number of informative articles raising the profile of dementia.

Malcolm Walker

Malcolm Walker CBE

Malcolm Walker is founder and Chief Executive of Iceland Foods. He is an entrepreneur and enthusiastic adventurer who has scaled Everest and attempted to reach the South Pole in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Malcolm’s personal commitment to supporting early-onset dementia research inspired his colleagues at Iceland Foods to raise a staggering £1.2m for Alzheimer’s Research UK in 2011; in 2012 he pledged to follow this with a further £1m.

Prof John Hardy, UCL

Prof John Hardy PhD FMedSci FRS

Professor John Hardy became a Patron 2017, in recognition of his world-renowned dementia research and longstanding support for the charity. Prof Hardy is currently a Lead Academic Scientist at our UCL Drug Discovery Institute and a professor at the UK Dementia Research Institute. His work includes the discovery of rare faulty genes linked to Alzheimer’s and other dementias that have shed new light on the biology of the diseases. His research has underpinned nearly all basic science and treatment research into Alzheimer’s disease over the last 20 years.