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Leonie Stevenson-Jones

Name:

Leonie Stevenson-Jones

Job title:

Research Grants Officer

Place of work / study:

Alzheimer’s Society; University of Cambridge

Area of Research:

At Alzheimer’s Society we fund research across the biomedical and care spaces, from PhDs to project grants.  We also support multiple collaborative initiatives, including the Brains for Dementia Research programme, which I help to manage.

How is your work funded?

The generosity of the public – through donations!

Tell us a little about yourself:

I grew up in Devon, I love the countryside and classical music.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I seem to have a knack for bumping into celebrities, the most recent ones (before lockdown) being Stephen Fry at the Fringe and Emma Thompson in a pub.

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

There are so many aspects of working to support dementia research which are appealing to me.  It’s a massive issue affecting so many people which I feel is under-recognised, and there are social and emotional consequences for those affected and their families, together with huge economic and logistical repercussions for the health and social care services.  I would love to make even a small difference to the lives of people affected by dementia.

Can we find you on Twitter?

No but you can follow out work via Alzheimer’s Society

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