International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board of Dementia Care International consists of eminent leaders in health, science and social change who embody the holistic and humanitarian spirit of the Spark of Life Philosophy.

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE


Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE is Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, the Director of the Oxford Centre
for the Science of the Mind and was the Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain 1998 – 2010 (the first woman to hold that position).

Baroness Sally Greengross


Sally Greengross has been a crossbench (independent) member of the House of Lords since 2000 and chairs four All-Party Parliamentary Groups: Dementia, Corporate Social Responsibility, Intergenerational Futures: Old & Young Together and Continence Care. She is Treasurer of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities. Sally is Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre – UK and in December 2006, she was announced as a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Professor Ralph Martins PhD AO

Professor Martins is an internationally recognised global pioneer in dementia research. He and his colleagues are unique in facilitating the translation of research findings  into improved therapeutics, diagnostics and preventative interventions for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Director of the Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease Research & Care, and Research Director of the Sir James McCusker Unit for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Professor Martins is also the Inaugural Chair for Ageing and Alzheimer’s Disease at Edith Cowan University and leads the new dementia research team at Macquarie University, Sydney.

Professor Peter Whitehouse MD, PhD


Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology as well as current or former  Professor of Cognitive Science, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Psychology, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Bioethics and History. His is also  a member of the faculty of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at the Weatherhead School of Management.  He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and MD-PhD (Psychology) from The Johns Hopkins University (with field work at Harvard & Boston Universities).