Award for contribution to nursing presented to the director of the Dementia Services Development Centre
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Professor June Andrews, director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling, has won an international award to recognise her contribution to nursing. She was presented with the Robert Tiffany International Award at The Nursing Standard’s Nurse Awards 2011 ceremony, which was hosted by television celebrity Angela Rippon in London.
June Andrews said; "I am proud to be a nurse, and to be recognised by the nursing profession in this way is very special. Everything I am able to do is a result of the world class team here at the University of Stirling Dementia centre. I have learned so much from people with dementia and their carers. They need as much help as we can possibly give them."
For the past 20 years Professor Andrews has been promoting evidence-based service improvement, both at home and abroad, and was appointed director of the DSDC in 2005. She believes that dementia is a treatable condition and that international research on the design of effective services, combined with better nurse and carer training can make a huge difference.