The SDRC are delighted that Dr Leah Macaden has agreed to be co-opted to the SDRC Executive Committee. Given the change of circumstances of the SDRC Executive Committee in 2020/21, it was decided to co-opt new members between now and the next election support our growing activities as we emerge from the pandemic. Find out more in Leah’s biography below.

Dr Leah Macaden is a Senior Lecturer from the Department of Nursing at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) in Scotland. She is a registered nurse with a wide range of academic, clinical, management and research expertise from India and the United Kingdom. Her professional achievements include her Senior Fellow status of the Advance HE and alumnus of the Scottish Crucible.

She was recognised as a Churchill Fellow in 2019 for her leadership and expertise with innovative approaches to dementia education for workforce development. During the pandemic, she received the Churchill Fellowship’s competitive COVID – 19 Action Fund [2020] to design the first comprehensive dementia education resource for blended learning for staff working in care homes: COVID – 19 Dementia Education Program for Care Homes [CODECH] which will become part of the COVID – 19 Knowledge Bank in the UK.

Leah’s teaching and research include award winning dementia education initiatives and complexities of care for older people with dementia, frailty and sensory impairments. She is a keen investor in building future capacity for dementia research and has secured three externally funded PhD studentships competitively since 2016.   

We would like to thank Leah joining us.

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