A tribute to Baroness Sally Greengross


Baroness Sally Greengross sadly passed away on 23 June this year – a loss that will be felt by the whole dementia research community. She was a long-term advocate for dementia care and research, having chaired both the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on dementia and the APPG on ageing and older people.

Most recently, Baroness Greengross tabled a debate in the House of Lords on the “dementia moonshot” and the urgent need for better funding of research. You can watch a clip of her speaking in that debate here:

We had the pleasure of meeting Baroness Greengross in 2019, when she joined a group of Parliamentarians on a visit to the UK DRI Centre at UCL.

Dr Adrian Ivinson, UK DRI Chief Operating Officer, who led the visit, said,

“It was a delight to meet Baroness Greengross and show her our labs at UCL. She had a keen interest to engage with our researchers, and her passion for advocating on behalf of people with dementia and their carers was clear. She did a great deal to raise the profile of dementia research in Parliament and help us make progress in the fight against dementia.”

Banner image: Baroness Greengross visiting the UK DRI at UCL in 2019. You can read more about her visit here.
Article published: 24 June 2022

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