Fiona Maclean
fiona maclean

Dr Fiona Maclean

Associate Professor

Biography

Fiona is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at Edinburgh Napier University and is a full member of the Centre for Person-centred Practice Research (CPcPR) with Queen Margaret University. She is an HCPC registered occupational therapist, previously working in practice with older people across health and social care.

With extensive experience of educational leadership, including the design, delivery and evaluation of pre and post registration occupational therapy learning and teaching, Fiona has also worked as an Allied Health Professional (AHP) Project Lead with Alzheimer Scotland. She has led the development of a range of innovative educational approaches designed to advance the contribution of the AHPs with people living with dementia, their families and supporters.

Fiona is an active researcher exploring drinking alcohol as an occupation in later life and publishes in peer reviewed journals and presents at national and international conferences. She has recently co-edited a textbook in occupational therapy and dementia, and continues to contribute widely to professional education with a range of national and international universities.

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Dementia Strategy Academic Forum

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress 2022

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Faculty of Health: Dentistry and Human Sciences School of Health Professions

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Merit Award
  • Honorary Professor

 

Media Activity

  • Transitions in social care and the contribution of occupational therapy [online]
  • Caring through a pandemic [online]
  • The art of remotely ‘coming together’ [online].
  • Reflections of a partnership approach to a MSc Allied Health Profession dementia module [online].
  • A pathway to success: building an occupational therapy internship programme.
  • Older People and Alcohol: The Elephant in the Room
  • Helping people with dementia means encouraging them to live positive lives
  • Should Scottish Occupational Therapists engage in the end of life debate?

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Registered Member of the Health & Care Professions Council
  • Full Member The Royal College of Occupational Therapists

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • From National to International

 

Date


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Occupation Matters to Me

Other
Maclean, F., & Hunter, E. (2019)
Occupation Matters to Me. [E-book]
Working together in partnership, our focus has been to capture the meaning and importance of occupation in the lives of people living with dementia. Occupation can be broadly ...

Creating an occupational therapy internship pathway

Presentation / Conference
Maclean, F., & Hunter, E. (2019, June)
Creating an occupational therapy internship pathway. Poster presented at Royal College of Occupational Therapy Annual Conference 2019, Birmingham, UK

Advocating for Ourselves: An occupational therapy social media strategy

Presentation / Conference
MacFarlane, S., Felle, C., Maclean, F., & Hunter, E. (2019, June)
Advocating for Ourselves: An occupational therapy social media strategy. Poster presented at Royal College of Occupational Therapy Annual Conference 2019, Birmingham, UK

Modifying gap analysis for use in the profession of occupational therapy

Presentation / Conference
Maclean, F., Kantartzis, S., Dewing, J., Breckenridge, J., & McCormack, B. (2018, June)
Modifying gap analysis for use in the profession of occupational therapy. Poster presented at Royal College of Occupational Therapy Annual Conference 2018, Belfast, UK

The occupation of drinking alcohol in older people: unearthing the relationship between occupation and healthfulness in a hospital setting

Presentation / Conference
Maclean, F., Kantartzis, S., Dewing, J., Breckenridge, J., & McCormack, B. (2018, June)
The occupation of drinking alcohol in older people: unearthing the relationship between occupation and healthfulness in a hospital setting. Paper presented at Royal College of Occupational Therapy Annual Conference 2018, Belfast, UK

The importance of meaningful activity: An innovative collaboration between people with dementia and occupational therapy students

Presentation / Conference
Noon, A., Maclean, F., & Hunter, E. (2017, October)
The importance of meaningful activity: An innovative collaboration between people with dementia and occupational therapy students. Paper presented at The 27th Alzheimer Europe conference 2017, Berlin, Germany

Photographing a ‘Day in the Life’ of an Occupational Therapy Intern

Presentation / Conference
Wallace, M., Hunter, E., & Maclean, F. (2017, June)
Photographing a ‘Day in the Life’ of an Occupational Therapy Intern. Poster presented at Royal College of Occupational Therapy Annual Conference 2017, Birmingham

Using Instagram as an Alzheimer Scotland Occupational Therapy Intern

Presentation / Conference
Bew, R., Hunter, E., & Maclean, F. (2017, June)
Using Instagram as an Alzheimer Scotland Occupational Therapy Intern

Understanding person-centeredness through an occupational therapy internship programme

Presentation / Conference
Maclean, F., & Hunter, E. (2017, June)
Understanding person-centeredness through an occupational therapy internship programme. Paper presented at Alzheimer Scotland Annual Conference 2017, Edinburgh, UK

Exploring the participation in leisure occupations of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy

Presentation / Conference
Kosma, K., Maclean, F., & Giatsi Clausen, M. (2016, September)
Exploring the participation in leisure occupations of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Paper presented at 7th pan-Hellenic Conference of Occupational Therapy, Athens, Greece

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