Sandra McDonald


Sandra is the new chair of the DSDT starting in February 2022.

Sandra offers independent mental capacity/incapacity advice and training, drawing on 14 years as Public Guardian for Scotland, and personal experience as a carer of a person with dementia.  Sandra holds qualifications in law, public sector management and nursing.  She is a Trustee of the Lewy Body [dementia] Society, a Board Member of Garvald Edinburgh (a charity offering creative opportunities and support for people with learning disabilities) and provides specialist advice to the Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law at Napier University and to Action on Elder Abuse Scotland.