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Area of academic expertise - outline

Research interests include dementia, advanced dementia, dementia education and dementia care giver support. Qualitative methodologies, knowledge exchange, improvement science, learning transfer and practitioner research.

Current research activities

Developing dementia research and enterprise within the Alzheimer Centre for Policy and Practice Centre. Rhoda collaborates extensively with Canadian colleagues and was a Visiting Research Schlar at the University of Saskatchewan in 2017. She is currently a co-invesigator on three international research grants. All based in Canada, the first is to develop education for the healthcare workforce to support family carers of seniors, the second is to develop an app to support family carers with rare dementias and the third is to develop dementia education of the qualitifed healthcare workforce. Rhoda is also co-investigator on a project to evaluate the social impact of dementia friendly walking football with Eilidh Macrae (UWS).

Phd Supervision

Target collaborative organisations

National and International Alzheimer and dementia organisations

NHS Education Scotland, Office of the Chief Nursing Officer, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Experience of facilitating the use of evidence and education in practice to affect positive change.

Dementia education

Desired research direction

Care givers and supporters of people livng with dementia, dementia in prison, evaluation of interventions



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Research Output 2000 2019


MacRae, R., Brown, M. & Tolson, D., 24 Jul 2019, Hospice Palliative Home Care and Bereavement Support: Nursing Interventions and Supportive Care. Holtslander, L., Peacock, S. & Bally, J. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 181-199 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Palliative Care
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Perspectives: dementia education in Higher Education Institutions, now and in the future: the role of the professional regulatory bodies in the UK

Knifton, C., MacRae, R., Jack-Waugh, A., Brown, M., Surr, C., Thompson, R. & Baillie, L., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Research in Nursing. 24, 3-4, p. 271-278 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Professional Role
United Kingdom

Scotland's National Dementia Champions evidence, actions and outcomes

MacRae, R., Jack-Waugh, A., Mellon, K. & Gorrie, L., 9 May 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

Delivery of Health Care
72 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Professional Education

Experiences of advanced dementia care in seven European countries: implications for educating the workforce

Lillo-Crespo, M., Riqelme Galindo, J., MacRae, R., de Abreu, W., Hanson, E., Holmerova, I., Cabanero, M. J., Ferrer, R. & Tolson, D., 13 Aug 2018, In : Global Health Action. 11, 12 p., 1478686.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Early Diagnosis

Activities 2015 2017

Custody and Caring

Shelley Peacock (Invited speaker), Alexandra Hodson (Invited speaker), Cindy Peternelj-Taylor (Invited speaker), Lorraine Holtslander (Invited speaker), Meridith Burles (Invited speaker), Rhoda MacRae (Invited speaker), Maha Kumaran (Invited speaker)
4 Oct 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Custody and Caring

Rhoda MacRae (Invited speaker), Lorna Hart-Thomson (Invited speaker), Scott Cringles (Invited speaker)
4 Oct 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Supporting the Evaluation of Dementia Friendly Communities in Dumfries and Galloway

Rhoda MacRae (Consultant), Anna Waugh (Consultant)
31 Jan 201731 Mar 2018

Activity: Consultancy

University of Saskatchewan

Rhoda MacRae (Visiting researcher)
1 Sep 201724 Dec 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Exploring Dementia Care in Corrections: an integrative literature review

Rhoda MacRae (Contributor)
May 2016Apr 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation