Meet The Team

We value the lived experience of those personally affected by Lewy body dementia and reflect through our Board of Trustees and Ambassadors.

We do not have a central office base, nor a large team of staff, and we do not receive any government funding. We keep our running costs as low as possible to ensure the vast majority of donations are used to fund vital research.


Ashley Bayston


Ashley Bayston
Dr Lynne Corner
Douglas Patterson
Carol Bewick
Dr Liz Bewley


Jacqueline Cannon


Baroness Dianne Hayter

Conor McGinn MP
Ken Clasper
Lesley Magee
Chris Leek
Chris Maddocks
Vicky Hands
Kim Robinson
Karen Young

Sylvia White


Specialist Advisory Committee

Our multi-disciplinary team of health and social care professionals reviews grant applications, advises on our workplan
and provides expert input on specific pieces of work.

Dr Jill Rasmussen

Clinical Representative for Dementia, Royal College of GPs (SAC Chair)

Prof Ian McKeith

Emeritus Professor of Old Age Psychiatry,
Newcastle University

Prof Paul Francis

Professor of Neurochemistry, University of Exeter and Kings College London

Fiona Lindop

Specialist Physiotherapist, London Road Community Hospital, Derby

Prof John O’Brien

Foundation Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

Dr John-Paul Taylor

Professor of Translational Dementia Research with the Institute of Translational and Clinical Research at Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry with the Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (NTW) NHS Trust

Rachel Thompson

Consultant Admiral Nurse for Lewy body dementia,
Dementia UK and The Lewy body Society

Dr Zuzana Walker

Professor of Psychiatry of the Elderly University College London and Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Marzena Kurzawa-Akanbi

Research Associate, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University

Dr Jay Amin

Associate Professor in Psychiatry of Older Age (University of Southampton),
Honorary Consultant in Older People’s Mental Health (Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust)

Dr Paul Donaghy

Intermediate Clinical Fellow, Newcastle University

Dr Daniel Erskine

Alzheimer’s Research UK Senior Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Neurodegenerative Pathology

Anne Child MBE

Pharmacist and Dementia Specialist Lead at Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution

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