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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Developing MSc learning & teaching resources connecting Allied Health Professionals to a rights-based approach when working with people with dementia, their families and carers

Presentation / Conference
Robertson, L., Maclean, F., & Hunter, E. (2016, June)
Developing MSc learning & teaching resources connecting Allied Health Professionals to a rights-based approach when working with people with dementia, their families and carers. Poster presented at The College of Occupational Therapists 40th annual conference and exhibition, Harrogate

Alcohol use amongst older adults: knowledge and beliefs of occupational therapists working in physical health care settings

Presentation / Conference
Maclean, F., Gill, J., O'May, F., & Breckenridge, J. (2016, June)
Alcohol use amongst older adults: knowledge and beliefs of occupational therapists working in physical health care settings. Poster presented at Council of Occupational Therapists for European Countries and the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education Conference, Galway, Ireland

Exploring how conceptual occupational therapy models shape, and are shaped, by the language of practice

Presentation / Conference
Maclean, F., & Breckenridge, J. (2016, June)
Exploring how conceptual occupational therapy models shape, and are shaped, by the language of practice. Presented at Council of Occupational Therapists for European Countries and the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education Conference, Galway, Ireland
A recent study by Maclean & Breckenridge (2015) explored the use of occupation-focused language by occupational therapists in physical health care settings. Analysis of therap...

The relationship between disability and domestic abuse

Presentation / Conference
Breckenridge, J. P., & Maclean, F. (2016, June)
The relationship between disability and domestic abuse. Presented at Council of Occupational Therapists for European Countries and the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education Conference, Galway, Ireland

The topic of alcohol within the Scottish occupational therapy curricula

Presentation / Conference
Maclean, F., O'May, F., & Gill, J. (2015, June)
The topic of alcohol within the Scottish occupational therapy curricula. Poster presented at 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Yokahama, Japan

Use of occupation-focused language by occupational therapists in physical health care settings when considering older people & alcohol

Presentation / Conference
Maclean, F., & Breckenridge, J. (2015, June)
Use of occupation-focused language by occupational therapists in physical health care settings when considering older people & alcohol. Presented at Advancing Occupational Therapy Conference, Plymouth, UK

The Topic of Alcohol within the Scottish Occupational Therapy Curricula

Journal Article
Maclean, F., O'May, F., & Gill, J. S. (2014)
The Topic of Alcohol within the Scottish Occupational Therapy Curricula. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77(4), 205-213. https://doi.org/10.4276/030802214X13968769798872
Purpose: Scotland has witnessed a large rise in all types of alcohol-related illnesses and death, with societal costs associated with drinking estimated to be 3.6 billion poun...

An evaluation of a one-day course delivering alcohol brief intervention training to final year nursing & occupational therapy students.

Presentation / Conference
Gill, J., O'May, F., Hunter, H., Maclean, F., & McMillan, A. (2013, May)
An evaluation of a one-day course delivering alcohol brief intervention training to final year nursing & occupational therapy students. Poster presented at Social Determinants of Health Research Theme Research Day, Edinburgh, UK

An exploration of the usefulness of the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) Model

Presentation / Conference
Maclean, F., Carin-Levy, G., Hunter, H., Malcolmson, L., & Locke, B. (2012, June)
An exploration of the usefulness of the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) Model. Presented at The College of Occupational Therapists 36th annual conference and exhibition, Glasgow, UK

Developing ‘bespoke’ learning modules: a joint occupational therapy/academic development

Presentation / Conference
Maclean, F., & Renton, L. (2012, June)
Developing ‘bespoke’ learning modules: a joint occupational therapy/academic development. Poster presented at The College of Occupational Therapists 36th annual conference and exhibition, Glasgow

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