With expertise in research, fundraising, policy and more, our staff and key spokespeople are dedicated to making breakthroughs possible.
Ian is Deputy CEO and Executive Director of Fundraising & Communications at Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK). Ian joined ARUK in September 2013 and is responsible for leading their fundraising, public engagement, marketing, and communications activities.
Ian also has overarching responsibility for ARUK’s Early Detection of Neurodegenerative Diseases initiative (EDoN) and is a Board member of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). Prior to this appointment, Ian was at Cancer Research UK with responsibility for delivering funding towards a number of multi-million pound projects within the organisation.
Dr Susan Kohlhaas
Dr Susan Kohlhaas is the Director of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK where she currently drives the research agenda.
Susan has over a decade of experience at medical research charities, most recently as Executive Director of Research and External Affairs at MS Society.
Tim has overseen the growth of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s communications, establishing its press office in 2008.
The charity is now the leading voice on dementia science in the UK media thanks to its award-winning team.
Tim’s role is responsible for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s media, health information and science communications functions, as well as its digital and social media work and branding.
Tim has 13 years’ experience in PR and corporate communications across the public, corporate and voluntary sectors.
Carolyne joined Alzheimer’s Research UK in 2014.
Her team are responsible for generating 50% of the charities income through ambitious direct marketing programmes across cash, regular giving, legacy and in memoriam giving. She also manages the Supporter Care function, aiming to delight supporters at every touch point.
Carolyne has been Head of Individual Giving at both The Children’s Society and The National Autistic Society.
Prior to her time in the charity sector, Carolyne was Head of Marketing at Telewest Broadband.
Since starting Alzheimer’s Research UK in 2016, Lucy has built a successful department enabling supporters to fundraise through leveraging their own talents and passions.
Her team includes; Sporting Events, Regional Corporate, Community Fundraising and the Central Fundraising Team.
With previous commercial marketing and PR roles, Lucy started her fundraising career at Cancer Research UK in 2004.
She then worked as an interim manager and freelance consultant in the sector specialising in troubleshooting fundraising processes, developing robust fundraising strategies and establishing high performing teams.
Prof Jonathan Schott
Prof Jonathan (Jon) Schott joined Alzheimer’s Research UK in November 2019, as our new Chief Medical Officer.
The Chief Medical Officer is an important new role for Alzheimer’s Research UK, providing the organisation with clinical expertise and advice to help drive forward our research priorities, as well as being an important Ambassador for dementia research.
Jon brings a wealth of clinical knowledge to this role.
He is Professor of Neurology at the Dementia Research Centre, UCL where he leads on a number of clinical research projects, with one being Insight 46 – a major Alzheimer’s Research UK funded neuroimaging study of the MRC National Survey of Health and Development British 1946 Birth Cohort. He has published over 240 papers in the field of dementia and ageing.
Jon is also an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square where he runs a busy cognitive disorders service with a particular emphasis on young onset and unusual dementias.
We are delighted to have Jon on the team.
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.
Alison joined Alzheimer’s Research UK in 2017 and is responsible for the HR and Volunteer Management Team.
Alison leads on all people-based activities from an organisational development, employee engagement and cultural change perspective. Alison ensures effective solutions are developed and implemented which add value and contribute to the strategic and operational needs across all areas including resourcing, learning and development, reward and benefits, employee relations and volunteer stewardship.
Prior to joining Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alison has worked in a variety of sectors where she developed her career within the HR profession.