Dr. Margaret MacAndrew

Knowledge Translation Research Fellow

PhD, RN, BN, GCert (Ageing & Dementia), GCAP (FHEA)

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing , QUT

+617 3138 5956

About Dr. Margaret MacAndrew

Dr MacAndrew is a Registered Nurse with experience across a variety of clinical settings including emergency nursing, care of children with special needs, dental surgery and most recently aged and dementia care. With a passion for improving quality of life and quality of care for people with dementia, particularly in residential aged care, Dr MacAndrew completed her PhD at the Queensland University of Technology in 2014 in the field of dementia care.

Her program of research focusses on improving the safety and autonomy of people with dementia who wander and has included two pilot trials of non-pharmacological interventions to reduce risky aspects of wandering in residential aged care, developed and is currently trialling a new risk assessment and care planning tool for people with dementia who wander and is currently working with the Queensland Police to revise reporting procedures for missing persons with dementia.

Dr MacAndrew has a joint appointment as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, and a DCRC Knowledge Translation Research Fellow.

  • Fox, A., MacAndrew, M., Ramis, MA. (accepted March 2020) Health outcomes of patients with dementia in acute care settings – a systematic review. International Journal of Older People Nursing.
  • Parker, C. N., Finlayson, K. J., Edwards, H. E., & MacAndrew, M. (accepted Feb 2020). Exploring the prevalence and management of wounds for people with dementia in long‐term care. International Wound Journal.
  • Green,  T.,  Bonner, A., Teleni, L., Bradford, N., Purtell, L., Douglas, C., Yates, P., MacAndrew,  M., Yen Dao, H., Chan, R. (Accepted September 2019).The Implementation and Reporting of Experience-Based Co-Design (EBCD) studies in the healthcare setting: A systematic review. BMJ Quality & Safety.
  • MacAndrew, M., Kolanowski, A., Fielding, E., Kerr, G., McMaster, M., Wyles, K., & Beattie, E. (2019). “Would you like to join me for a walk?” The feasibility of a supervised walking program for people with dementia who wander. International Journal of Older People Nursing, e12244.
  • Schnitker, L., Fielding, E., MacAndrew, M., Beattie, E., Lie, D., & FitzGerald, G. (2019). A national survey of aged care facility managers’ views of preparedness for natural disasters relevant to residents with dementia. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 38(3), 182-189
  • MacAndrew, M., Schnitker, L., Shepherd, N., & Beattie, E. (2018). People with dementia getting lost in Australia: Dementia‐related missing person reports in the media. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37(3), E97-E103doi:10.1111/ajag.12542
  • MacAndrew, M., Brooks, D., & Beattie, E. (2019). Nonpharmacological interventions for managing wandering in the community: A narrative review of the evidence base. Health & Social Care in the Community, 27(2), 306-319. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12590
  • Beattie, E., Fielding, E., O’Reilly, M., Brooks, D., MacAndrew, M., & McCrow, J. (2018). Recruitment of Individuals With Dementia and Their Carers for Social Research: Lessons Learned From Nine Studies. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 11(3), 119-128.doi.org/10.3928/19404921-20180308-01
  • Kolanowski, A., Boltz, M., Galik, E., Gitlin, L., Kales, H., Resnick, B., Van Haitsma, K., Knehans, A., Sutterlin, J., Sefcik, J., Liu, W., Petrovsky, D., Massimo, L., Gilmore-Bykovskyi, A., MacAndrew, M., Brewster, G., Nalls, V., Jao, Y-L., Duffort, N., & Scerpella, D.  (2017). Determinants of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A Scoping Review of the Evidence, Nursing Outlook. 65(5), 515-529. doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2017.06.006
  • Jao, Y.-L., Loken, E., MacAndrew, M., Van Haitsma, K., & Kolanowski, A. (2017). Association between social interaction and affect in nursing home residents with dementiaAging and Mental Health. 22(6), 778-783. doi-org.ezp01.library.qut.edu.au/10.1080/13607863.2017.1304526
  • Travers, C., Brooks, D., Hines, S., O’Reilly, M., McMaster, M., He, W., MacAndrew, M., Fielding, E., Beattie, E. (2016). Effectiveness of meaningful occupation intervention for people with dementia in residential aged care: A systematic Review. The Joanna Briggs Institute. 14(12), 163-225. doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003230
  • MacAndrew, M., Fielding, F., Kolanowski, A., O’Reilly, M., Beattie, E. (2016). Observing wandering-related boundary transgression in people with severe dementia transgression with severe dementia. Aging & Mental Health. 21(11), 1197-1205. doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2016.1211620
  • MacAndrew, M., Beattie, E., O’Reilly, M., Kolanowski, A., Windsor, C. (2015). The trajectory of tolerance for wandering-related boundary transgression: An Exploration of care staff and family perceptions. The Gerontologist. 57 (3), 451-460. doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnv136
  • Low, L-F., Fletcher, J., Goodenough, B., Jeon, Y-H., Etherton-Beer, C., MacAndrew, M., Beattie, E. (2015). A systematic review of interventions to change staff care practices in order to improve resident outcomes in nursing homes. PLoS One. 10 (11). doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0140711
  • Neville, C., Beattie, E., Fielding, E., MacAndrew, M. (2015). Literature review: Use of respite by carers of people with dementia. Health and Social Care in the Community. 23 (1), 51-63. doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12095
  • Travers, C., MacAndrew, M., Hines, S., O’Reilly, M., Fielding, E., Beattie, E., Brooks, D. (2015) The effectiveness of meaningful occupation interventions for people living with dementia in residential aged care: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 13 (4), 87-99. doi.org/10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2058
  • MacAndrew, M. (2014). A descriptive study of wandering-related boundary transgression in people with severe dementia in residential aged care (Thesis). PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology. http://eprints.qut.edu.au/78569/
  • Smyth, W., Fielding, E., Beattie, E., Gardner, A., Moyle, W., Franklin, S., Hines, S., MacAndrew, M. (2013). A survey-based study of knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease among health care staff. BMC Geriatrics. 13(1) 2. doi.org/10.1186/1471-2318-13-2

Non-Peer reviewed papers:

  • MacAndrew, M., Beattie, E., Schnitker, L., Brooks, D., Shepherd, N. (accepted March 2019) Working towards autonomy and safety for people with dementia. Australian Journal of Dementia Care.
  • MacAndrew, M., Beattie, E., Fielding, E., Wyles, C. (2016) A walking program to reduce risky aspects of wandering. Australian Journal of Dementia Care.
  • Fielding, E., Beattie, E., MacAndrew, M. (2013). Understanding dementia is vital in all health care staff. Australian Journal of Dementia Care, 2(2): 34-35.
  • Fielding, E., Beattie, E., Gresham, M., Neville, C., MacAndrew, M. (2012). Building Better Respite: Hearing the Voices of Carers. Australian Journal of Dementia Care. 1(4): 16-18