Scotswoman of the Year Awards


Professor Debbie Tolson was one of five women to be recently shortlisted for the Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year award due to her lifelong dedication to advancing older people’s health.

Professor Tolson 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 Hamilton Campus.

She 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, said: “It was a real honour being shortlisted for this prestigious award. 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.”

The award was presented at a ceremony in Glasgow City Chambers on Thursday 11 February 2016 and saw Professor Tolson miss out to Adele Patrick, who is the inspiration behind Glasgow Women’s Library. See: