Our steering group members

Members of the Young Dementia Network steering group have been invited to join due to their personal or professional knowledge and experience of young onset dementia.

They utilise their personal profile, contacts and networks for the purpose of influencing more widely.  They volunteer their time to attend our meetings.  The steering group is made up of the following people.

Tessa Gutteridge

Chair, Young Dementia Network and Programme Director for Young Onset Dementia, Dementia UK

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Dr Janet Carter

Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, University College London

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Hilary Doxford

Living with young onset dementia, Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, member of the Research Network and co-founder 3 Nations Dementia Working Group

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Lissy Edwards

Speech and language therapist and dementia carers services practitioner, Dementia Carers Count

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Reinhard Guss

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Faculty of Psychology of Older People (FPOP/BPS) Dementia Workstream Lead

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Dr Hilda Hayo

Chief Admiral Nurse / CEO
Dementia UK

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Dr Jacqui Hussey

Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist and lead Consultant for the Memory Clinic in Wokingham, Berkshire Healthcare Trust

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Mark Ivory

Managing Editor
Journal of Dementia Care

Dominique Kent

Chief Operating Officer
Sodexo Homecare | UK and Chair UK Home Care Association

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Rachael Litherland

Director, Innovations in Dementia, Project Manager of the Dementia Empowerment & Engagement Project (DEEP)

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Prof Jan Oyebode

Professor of Dementia Care
Faculty of Dementia Studies, University of Bradford

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Keith Oliver

Living with young onset dementia, Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, Kent & Medway PT NHS Dementia Service User Envoy  and member of 3 Nations Dementia Working Group

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Rosemary Oliver

Family member, wife of steering group member Keith Oliver

Prof Jacqueline Parkes

Professor of Applied Mental Health, Lead for Dementia Research, University of Northampton

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Laura Phipps

Head of Communications, Alzheimer’s Research UK​ and Director of External Affairs, Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (EDoN)

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Susan Mitchell

Policy Manager
Alzheimer’s Research UK

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Wendy Mitchell

Living with young onset dementia, Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, bloggerauthor and member of 3 Nations Dementia Working Group

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Diana Smith-Harris

Family member and former social worker

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Gavin Terry

Policy Manager
Alzheimer’s Society

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Peter Watson

Family member, Trustee Younger People With Dementia Berkshire CIC, Department of Health Dementia Programme Board

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Nikki Zimmermann

Direct Support Services Lead
Rare Dementia Support

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