Anna Bird

Executive Director of Policy and Research

Anna leads Scope’s research and policy influencing, focusing on three areas, tackling the extra costs that disabled people face, improving employment opportunities and ensuring that disabled people get the right care and support.

Anna joined Scope in 2013 from the Fawcett Society, where she led campaigns for gender equality and acted up as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for 15 months. Previously, Anna worked at the Mental Health Alliance and Mind campaigning for new mental health legislation, support for victims and witnesses with mental health problems as well as welfare and employment rights.

Anna has a Masters in mental health services research from the Institute of Psychiatry and an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages and European Studies, studying at Bath and Sciences Po, Paris.
About Anna Bird