Recognised leader in the world wide movement to improve services for people with dementia and their carers. Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing. Founders Award of the British American Project, Fellow of the British American Project, awarded the Robert Tiffany Award by the Nursing Standard for international work. Considerable experience in management of change in health services, having set up and directed for three years the Centre for Change and Innovation, in the Scottish Executive Health Department. Former trade union leader, NHS manager and senior civil servant.