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Donnie MacDonald


Donnie MacDonald

Associate Professor

Post Nominals MSc BA(Hons) MCSP FHEA
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.
Research Interests Peer assisted learning
Interprofessional learning
Learning and teaching practise
Physical activity
Injury prevention
Teaching and Learning Physiotherapy
Interprofessional learning