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 have taught a range of subjects both to under graduate and post graduate students. My PhD from the Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne work was a Qualitative study on risk perception in older South Asians with Type 2 Diabetes in the United Kingdom. I am based in the Highland Campus as Lecturer on the MSc in Health and Wellbeing of the Older Person and PG Module coordinator for Anticipating and Enhancing care of a person with dementia in practice settings. 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. My teaching and research collaborations are with NHS Highland, Alzheimer Scotland and Diabetes Scotland.
To ensure high quality education, my teaching and research are linked closely. My research interests include Ageing, Sensory impairement in older people, Dementia, Diabetes, NCDs, End of Life care, Global Health, Ethniicty and Health, Risk, Nurse Education inclusive of internationalisation and Nurse migration.
Macaden L, Washington M, Smith A, Thooya V, Selvam SP, George N & Mony P (2017) Continuing Professional Development: Needs, Facilitators and Barriers of Registered Nurses in India in Rural and Remote Settings: Findings from a Cross Sectional Survey. Open Journal of Nursing, 7 (8), Art. No.: 78795. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojn.2017.78069
Kyle R, Medford W, Blundell J, Webster E, Munoz SA & Macaden L (2017) Learning and unlearning dignity in care: Experiential and experimental educational approaches. Nurse Education in Practice, 25, pp. 50-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2017.05.001
Macaden L, John P & Christopher D (2017) Quality of Life using AQLQ (S), ACT and GINA in patients with bronchial asthma in South India. Innovational Journal of Nursing and Healthcare, 3 (2), pp. 76-84.
Macaden L, Kyle R, Medford W, Blundell J, Munoz S & Webster E (2017) Student nurses' perceptions of dignity in the care of older people. British Journal of Nursing, 26 (5), pp. 274-280. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2017.26.5.274
Munoz S, Macaden L, Kyle R & Webster E (2017) Revealing student nurses' perceptions of human dignity through curriculum co-design. Social Science and Medicine, 174, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.12.011
McGlynn L, Macaden L & Seneviratne P (2016) A Diabetes Scotland initiative: Diabetes and Me - diabetes support through community engagement. Diabetes and Primary Care, 18 (2), pp. 80-85. http://www.diabetesandprimarycare.co.uk/journal-content/view/a-diabetes-scotland-initiative-diabetes-and-me-diabetes-support-through-community-engagement
Schoultz M, Macaden L & Watson A (2016) Co-Designing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Services in Scotland: Findings from A Nationwide Survey. BMC Health Services Research, 16 (1), Art. No.: 231. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1490-7
Schoultz M, Macaden L & Hubbard G (2016) Participants’ perspectives on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for inflammatory bowel disease: a qualitative study nested within a pilot randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2 (1), Art. No.: 3. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-015-0041-z
Macaden L & Clarke CL (2014) A Conceptual Model on Risk Perception Among Older South Asians with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 18 (9), pp. 371-377. http://www.thejournalofdiabetesnursing.co.uk/journal-content/view/a-conceptual-model-on-risk-perception-among-older-south-asian-people-with-type-2-diabetes
Varghese N, Macaden L, Premkumar B, Mathews P & Kumar S (2014) Delirium in older people in hospital: an education programme. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (13), pp. 704-709. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2014.23.13.704
Macaden L (2011) Research in Nursing. In: David S, Brown A, Nelson B, Banerjee A & Anantharaman V (eds.) Textbook of Emergency Medicine - Vol. 1 & 2. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins: Delhi, India. http://lwwindia.co.in/book/9788184732023/textbook-emergency-medicine.aspx
Macaden L (2011) Research in Nursing. In: David S, Brown A, Nelson B, Banerjee A & Anantharaman V (eds.) Textbook of Emergency Medicine: Volumes 1 & 2. Delhi, India: Wolters Kluwer, pp. 1263-1270. http://www.lwwindia.co.in/book/9788184732023/textbook-emergency-medicine.aspx
Macaden L & Clarke CL (2010) The influence of locus of control on risk perception in older South Asian people with Type 2 diabetes in the UK. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 2 (2), pp. 144-152. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-9824.2010.01054.x
Macaden L (2007) Variations in Risk Perception: South Asians living in the UK and their health care professionals. Diabetes Voice, 52 (1), pp. 13-16. http://www.idf.org/diabetesvoice/articles/variations-in-risk-perception-south-asians-living-in-the-uk-and-their-healthcare-profession
Macaden L & Clarke CL (2006) Risk perception among older South Asian people in the UK with Type 2 Diabetes. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 1 (3), pp. 177-181. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-3743.2006.00026.x