Keynote Speaker


Simon Denegri, Chair, INVOLVE

Simon Denegri is National Director for Patients and the Public in Research at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and Chair of INVOLVE – the national advisory group for the promotion and support of public involvement in research funded by NIHR. He was Chief Executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) from 2006 until 2011 and, prior to this, Director of Corporate Communications at the Royal College of Physicians from 2003.  He also worked in corporate communications for Procter & Gamble in the United States from 1997 to 2000.  He has a long-standing personal and professional interest in the needs and priorities of people with dementia and their families.  He writes and speaks extensively about community and public involvement in health and social care and blogs at http://simon.denegri.com/ He also writes poetry which he publishes at http://otherwiseknownasdotcom.wordpress.com/