Susi Dennison joined ECFR in March 2010 as a policy fellow, working on human rights and democracy promotion. Prior to that she worked for Amnesty International, carrying out advocacy on human rights protection and promotion in the EU's relationship with Africa, Asia and the Americas. In particular she specialized in EU-BRICS relations, concentrating particularly on EU-China, EU-US and EU-Africa. She was the civil society representative in the Human Rights and Good Governance partnership of the EU Africa strategy from 2008 to 2010.
After studying history at the University of Cambridge, she began her career in HM Treasury. There she held a range of positions, starting in the EU Co-ordination and Strategy team of the then directorate for Macroeconomic Policy and International Finance. She worked in the Home Office Spending team during SR04 - advising on migration policy in the run up to the 2004 wave of accession to the EU, and also on prisons and probation policy. She also worked in the Private Office of the Chief Secretary to Treasury, and was the policy lead on Enterprise in Disadvantaged areas during Budget and Pre-Budget Report 2006.