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By DSDC Team

June 16th, 2014

Professor June Andrews named as one of the most influential figures in nursing

Professor June Andrews, the Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre, has been named in a “leaders’ list” produced by the Nursing Times magazine.

The magazine said the 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.”

View details of all of the leaders and their achievements

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