Head of Counter Extremism Analysis, Home Office
Policy Fellow Alumna, Centre for Science and Policy
Susannah is Head of Knowledge and Performance in the Office for Counter Extremism. Prior to this she was Head of Profession for Social Science, Professional Development and Stakeholder Engagement in the Government Economics and Social Research Team at HM Treasury.
Susannah has worked in central government for the last 14 years. A Home Office lifer, she has held a range of social science, policy and operational roles across areas including Policing, Drug Treatment and Counter Terrorism, as well as running the foresight and Horizon Scanning function for the Chief Scientific Adviser. She developed policy and legislation in CBRNE Counter Terrorism and led the design and delivery of the Women’s Business Council – an independent advisory committee to the Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, to encourage women's contribution to economic growth.
Prior to joining the Civil Service, Susannah was an academic health psychologist working out of UCL investigating the treatment efficacy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy compared to Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors in the treatment of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and subsequently at St Thomas' Hospital on treatment decision-making of breast cancer patients at end of life. Susannah is a Trustee of the Social Research Association.