Leah Macaden

Leah Macaden


I moved from South India to Inverness in November 2011. My background is nursing and I have been involved with practice, management, education and research supervision within nursing academia at the Christian Medical College, Vellore (http://www.cmch-vellore.edu/) for over two decades as Professor in Nursing.I am based in the Highland Campus as Lecturer on the MSc in Health and Wellbeing of the Older Person. More recently, I led the development of a strategic and distinctive undergraduate dementia curriculum called Being Dementia Smart that is embedded throughout the pre reg programme based on the Promoting Excellence Framework.

I have been recognised as a Senior Fellow of the UK higher Education Academy in Jan 2016. I am a peer reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing and am on the editorial board of the International Journal of Older People Nursing. My professional affiliations and membership is inclusive of the Nurse Leader Member of the Phi Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
To ensure high quality education, my teaching and research are linked closely. My research interests include Ageing, Sensory impairment in older people, Dementia, Diabetes, NCDs, End of Life care, Global Health, Ethnicity and Health, Risk, Nurse Education inclusive of internationalization and Nurse migration.


Work details


University of Stirling
November 2012
School of Health Sciences
I teach on the Masters Programme - M.Sc in Health and Wellbeing of the Older Person and coordinate PG modules within this programme. More recently, I have developed an integrated dementia curriculum called Being Dementia Smart for our undergraduate students which would enable them to exit the BSc programme at the Enhanced level of Dementia training within a national framework in Scotland called the Promoting Excellence Framework :A framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers. Within my research role, I am research active and also involved in the research supervision of both Masters and PhD students within the school.