Susannah Browne

PhD Research Student at Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge

Policy Fellow Alumna, Centre for Science and Policy

Susannah Browne is the St Luke’s Hospice Research Fellow in the Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge. She is motivated by a desire to ensure equality of access to best practice in End of Life Care provision, whatever the context. Her perspective draws on inclusiveness; bringing excluded or ‘other’ voices into the research arena to challenge received or ‘expert’ opinion in support of service transformation or illness experience.

Susannah completed her Psychology degree at the University of Plymouth and subsequently studied for an MPhil by research there as a recipient of a Science and Engineering Research Council Grant. Her MPhil used Time Series analysis to explore the relationship between mood, peak flow and the menstrual cycle in asthmatics. Susannah went on to work as a research manager designing and delivering research programmes in the Psychology Department at University College London and then the Department of Liaison Psychiatry at St Thomas’ Hospital.

Susannah taught, research methods and statistics, cognitive psychology, gender and psychology and social psychology to undergraduate and graduate students.

Susannah left academia in 2003 to join the Civil Service; where she lead Social Research, Policy, Horizon Scanning and Secretariat Teams in the Home Office, HMTreasury and the Government Equalities Office. She was Head of Social Research in HMTreasury and Head of the Government’s Economic & Social Research Service. The majority of her career was spent in the Home Office where she specialised in developing strategic research programmes in support of National Security. Latterly she was responsible for outcome reporting to the Cabinet Office’s Extremism Task Force and to No.10 on service transformation reviews.

Susannah is a former Trustee of the Social Research Association.