Donnie MacDonald

donnie macdonald

Donnie MacDonald MSc BA(Hons) MCSP FHEA

Associate Professor of Physiotherapy

Biography

I joined ENU in 2018 and I am responsible for the development of Allied Health Professions and Social Work programmes. I previously worked at Robert Gordon University, where I had experience for leading the MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) course and initiated the development of the first Doctorate of Physiotherapy programme in the UK. I also spent 3 years leading the Sport and Exercise Science subject area, where I developed the first Sports Performance Analysis course in Scotland which was endorsed by the Scottish FA.

Prior to entering a career in academia, I worked as a physiotherapist with NHS Tayside, where I specialised in rehabilitation, with a particular interest stroke and neurological conditions. During this time I developed an Exercise After Stroke programme, which was one of the first in rural Scotland.

I have a very keen interest in sports, in particular basketball where I have been a volunteer coach for Scottish youth teams at major European competitions and I was lucky enough to be part of the coaching staff for the Scotland women's team during their Commonwealth Games qualifying tournament in Malaysia in 2017.

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Integrating education for Allied Health Professionals and Social Work to meet the health and social care needs for tomorrow's Scottish population

Presentation / Conference
Anne McKay, E., James, K., Hislop, J., MacDonald, D., & Yates, P. (2019, July)
Integrating education for Allied Health Professionals and Social Work to meet the health and social care needs for tomorrow's Scottish population. Poster presented at Occupational Therapy Australia 28th Conference & Exhibition
Introduction: Integration of health and social care services in Scotland has been described as being the most significant change to health and social care provision since 1948...

Development of an Integrated Curriculum for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social Work Students in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Hislop, J., MacDonald, D., Yates, P., James, K., McLelland, C., Hillen, P., …McKay, E. (2019, May)
Development of an Integrated Curriculum for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social Work Students in Scotland. Poster presented at World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Geneva, Switzerland
Background: The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act (2014) came into effect in April 2016 bringing in integration of adult health and social care services in Scotland...

Making Integrated Health and Social Care Education a Reality: A Scottish Example

Presentation / Conference
McKay, E., James, K., Macdonald, D., Hislop, J., & Yates, P. (2018, October)
Making Integrated Health and Social Care Education a Reality: A Scottish Example. Paper presented at 24th ENOTHE Annual Meeting 2018
Integration of health and social care services in Scotland has been described as being the most significant change to health and social care provision since 1948 (Scottish Gov...