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Profile – Katherine Gray


Katherine Gray

Job Title:

Research Grants Manager

Place of work / study:

Alzheimer’s Society

Tell us a little about yourself:

I manage the research funding programme at Alzheimer’s Society so work to support applicants through our review processes and then working with our funded researchers to support them as they work on their grants. I’ve worked at the Society for six years and previously worked at the MS Society. I studied Human Sciences at King’s College London and worked part time as a home carer supporting people to remain independent at home which is what motivated me to work in the charity sector.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

As soon as I do up my seat belt on an aeroplane I fall asleep. I’ve missed many a take off. It’s quite a useful skill but doesn’t make me the most fun travelling companion unless you like being a cushion….

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

I was really interested in the work of Alzheimer’s Society and then sadly have since become personally affected.