A leading figure at the University of Stirling has been named as one of the most influential figures in nursing.
Professor June Andrews, the Director of the University’s Dementia Services Development Centre, has been named in a “leaders’ list” produced by the Nursing Times magazine.
The magazine said its supplement celebrated “the contributions to nursing and healthcare of the profession’s most influential leaders”.
Jenni Middleton, the magazine’s editor, said: “We were looking for a set of nurses who have changed practice for the better, shown visionary thinking, had a major positive impact and role modelled exceptional behaviours for others to imitate.”
Professor Andrews, who grew up in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, is a former nurse, trade union leader, NHS manager and senior civil servant.
In her current role she leads the University’s award-winning Dementia Centre which works with individuals and organisations to improve the lives of people with dementia.
In picking Professor Andrews, the judges from Nursing Times said: “June has done phenomenal work to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families.”
Professor Andrews said: “I have been very lucky in my career and always worked with great teams. Here at the University of Stirling we are part of a wider high performing team. It is really exciting to be recognised in this way.”
The University of Stirling's Dementia Services Development Centre provides a range of services to help people with dementia. It draws on research and practice from around the world to improve the design of care environments (from hospitals and care homes to people’s homes); influences policy on dementia; and tries to make communities more dementia-friendly. It also organises training, formal education courses and events for professionals and carers supporting people with dementia.