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Leah Macaden is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Her career as a senior nurse academic spans 32 years including her Professorship in India’s highest-ranking College of Nursing and a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre at the Christian Medical College, Vellore with a wide range of academic, clinical, management and research expertise. Since moving to Scotland in 2011, she has successfully navigated nurse education for the care of older people and online/blended approaches to education. Her research integrated teaching and pedagogical innovations focus on dementia; dignity and sensory impairments in the care of older adults. Dr. Macaden is a Senior Fellow of United Kingdom’s (UK) Advance HE and an alumnus of the Scottish Crucible. She was recognized as a Churchill Fellow in 2019 for her leadership in dementia education for workforce development. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she designed the first comprehensive dementia education resource for blended learning for staff working in care homes.

Dr. Macaden’s invited positions include leadership at the Northern Nursing Education Network of the UArctic, International Nursing Advisory Board, Gulf Medical University, Expert Reviewer for the United Arabic Emirates Ministry of Education and member of the Executive Committee of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium.


Leah Macaden


Senior Lecturer in Nursing

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

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