Judith Syson

EPAD International Coordinator WP4

  • Psychiatry
  • Centre for Dementia Prevention
  • European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia Project

Contact details



3rd Floor, Kennedy Tower
Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Morningside Crescent

Post code
EH10 5HF


  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 17:30


Judith started in in her career in academic neuroscience research and moved into the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries working in clinical research.  She developed her skills in research and leadership by taking on a variety of roles delivering research projects and leading teams in different companies and latterly with AstraZeneca for 17 years.  Judith’s experience has ranged from project management of a new regulatory standard quality management system to leading a UK clinical research team of 120 staff and operational leadership of a strategic partnership to deliver the AZ portfolio of phase 1 volunteer research.


In all of these project Judith has played a key role in developing the leadership skills of team members using systemic organisational theory and appreciative inquiry as tools in positive change management.   Judith has a practical and pragmatic leadership approach that involves all team members in co-creation of solutions and individual learning.  She has participated and coached on leadership programmes and is part of the Aurora programme as a Role Model.  


In her spare time Judith enjoys walking with friends and her dog in the hills, singing in a choir and taking time out on holiday to indulge her passion for underwater photography.

Postgraduate teaching

MSc Clinical Trials: Tutor