Professor Debbie Tolson has been nominated for the Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year award. Professor Tolson was shortlisted for this award, which will be presented at a ceremony in Glasgow City Chambers on Thursday 11 February 2016, for her lifelong dedication to advancing older people’s health.
She is respected nationally and internationally for her work on dementia and is the
Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Dementia Policy and Practice, a joint partnership between UWS and Alzheimer Scotland, which is based at the University’s Hamilton Campus.
Professor Tolson is passionate about improving services and care for people living with dementia and her hard work and determination has made a real difference to those with dementia, and the attitudes of others towards them.
Professor Tolson, who is based in the School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, said: “It is a real honour to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. I feel very humbled to have been nominated and to have reached this stage.
“Throughout my career I have been committed to working with colleagues to raise the awareness and that understanding of dementia as it is vital that as many people as possible are aware of the condition, the challenges people with dementia may face and the positive steps we can all take to make a difference to their lives.”