Leah Macaden, Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy


Leah Macaden
Phone: 01463 255641

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Research expertise

  • Dementia
  • Health and Ethnicity
  • Global Health including Non Communicable Diseases
  • Sensory and Cognitive Impairments in Older adults
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum Development
  • Nursing Education including Continuing Professional Development
  • Methodological expertise with Qualitative research


PhD Supervision

  1. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in Tayside, Scotland, among people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes treated with insulin (Student completed in 2016).
  2. Operational Research on Uptake of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) for Low Birth Weight (LBW) Infants along a Facility-Community Continuum in a selected Sub District of Northern Karnataka, India (October, 2016) – University of Stirling International Impact Fellowship.
  3. Facilitating and evaluating the impacts of technology -enabled specialist diabetes service delivery to care homes, Scotland (October, 2016) –  European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) PhD Fellowship, University of  the Highlands & Islands.
  4. Technology Enabled Dementia Education and Support (TEDES) for Health Care Professionals in Rural Scotland (April 2017) – ESIF Collaborative PhD Studentship, University of Edinburgh & University of the Highlands & Islands.
  5. How might the deployment of Digital Technologies improve mental health and reduce inequalities for young people in the Highlands and Islands Region? (2018) ESIF PhD Studentship, University of the Highlands & Islands.
  6. Bringing the Virtual into Reality: Immersive Virtual Environment Technology and Wellbeing for People Living with Dementia in Rural Settings: An Action Research Project (April 2018), City - Region Deal PhD Studentship, University of the Highlands & Islands.

Teaching expertise

  • Adult Nursing inclusive of all specialities
  • Care of Older adults
  • Dementia
  • Health & Wellbeing.
  • Pedagogy; Curriculum and Programme Development
  • Knowledge Exchange within international contexts.
  • Internationalisation
  • Research Methodology
  • Leadership & Management
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Nursing Education

Academic Qualifications

BSc (Nursing) - 1987: College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore

University of Madras, India.

MSc (Medical-Surgical Nursing) - 1995:College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore

The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India.

PhD (March 2009) - School of Health, Community and Education studies - Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (Jan 2016).


Services expertise

  • Curriculum and Programme Development
  • Academic Consultancy for Project Evaluations
  • Consultancy on Nurse Education in Low and middle Income Countries
  • Research Consultancy in Low and middle Income Countries
  • Developing Dementia Training Programmes for Practitioners
  • Academic Partnerships with the Third Sector

Frequent Journals

  1. British Journal of Nursing

    ISSNs: 0966-0461

    MA Healthcare Ltd

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.44 SJR 0.287 SNIP 0.571


  2. Social Science & Medicine

    ISSNs: 0277-9536

    Elsevier Limited

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.71 SJR 2.031 SNIP 1.755


  3. Journal of Diabetes Nursing

    ISSNs: 1368-1109

    SB Communications Group, United Kingdom

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.14 SJR 0.155 SNIP 0.179


  4. Systematic Reviews

    ISSNs: 2046-4053

    BioMed Central

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.09 SJR 1.859 SNIP 1.692


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