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Professor Malcolm Mac Lachlan

Adjunct Professor (Psychology)

My research paradigm is inter-disciplinary social health science, and my research interests are in disability, international aid and culture. Prior to becoming an academic I worked as a clinical psychologist and as a management consultant. Before moving to Trinity College Dublin, I worked for three years at the University of Malawi's Chancellor College. I have also held visiting positions at the University of Limpopo, University of Cape Town, University of Malawi, College of Medicine, and am currently Extraordinary Professor of Disability & Development at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. I have published 13 books and over 150 academic papers and book chapters. I have served on research and capacity development committees for the Irish National Committee for Development Education and Irish Aid; have been Chair of the National Committee for Economic and Social Sciences (NCESS) and a member of the Irish Research Council for Humanities & Social Sciences. I have experience of a broad range of systematic research practice; including large scale surveys, questionnaire development and evaluation; intervention, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies; multivariate statistical analysis, experimental investigation, and a variety of qualitative methods, from single case to group and textual analysis. I have a strong research supervision record at doctoral level and led the establishment of one of Europe's first Masters Programmes in Global Health. I have also worked with a broad range of NGOs (including, Concern, Academy for Educational Development, Finnish Refugee Council, American Refugee Committee, Banja La Mtsogolo) and multi-lateral agencies (including WHO, Unicef, UNHCR, OECD, UNESCO) and was a member of an EU specialist group on Psychotrauma and Human Rights. I recently exchanged an MOU with the Secretariat of the African Decade for People with Disabilities and am a Research Advisor to the Southern African Federation of the Disabled.
  Disability   Embodiment   Inclusive global health (especially disability and ethnicity   International aid   Psychoprosthetics   Social Inclusion   Strengthening health systems
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Hevey, D., Hand, K., MacLachlan, M., Happiness in texting times, Frontiers in Psychology, 6, (1436), 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
MacLachlan M, Mannan H, Huss T, Munthali A, Amin M, Policies and Processes for Social Inclusion: Using EquiFrame and EquIPP for Policy Dialogue Comment on "Are Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies Designed for All? Vulnerable Groups in Policy Documents of Four European Countries and Their Involvement in Policy Development"., International journal of health policy and management, 5, (3), 2015, p193-6 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Servants of Empowerment in, editor(s)W. Reichman , Industrial and Organizational Psychology Help the Vulnerable: Serving the Underserved, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, [Carr, S.C., McAuliffe, E. & MacLachlan, M.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Challenges and Opportunities to Developing South-North Programme Partnerships in, editor(s)R.L Griffith, L .F. Thompson & B.K. Armon , Internationalizing the Curriculum in Organizational Psychology, New York, Spinger, 2014, pp17 - 40, [McWha, I., Carr, S.C., MacLachlan, M. & Mji, G.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Daly, M, Baumeister, R.F., Delany, L. & MacLachlan. M, Self-control and its relation to emotions and psychobiology: Evidence from a Day Reconstruction Method study., Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37, (1), 2014, p81 - 93, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Munthali AC, Mannan H, MacLachlan M, Swartz L, Makupe CM, Chilimampunga C, Non-use of Formal Health Services in Malawi: Perceptions from Non-users., Malawi medical journal : the journal of Medical Association of Malawi, 26, (4), 2014, p126-32 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
MacLachlan, M. & Hand, K., Happy Nation? Prospects for Psychological Prosperity in Ireland, Dublin, Liffey Press, 2013, Book, PUBLISHED
Maritime Work: Psychosocial and organisational aspects of work at sea and their implications for health and performance in, editor(s)Carter. T. & Schreiner, A , Textbook of Maritime Medicine. , Bergen, Norwegian Centre for Maritime Medicine., 2013, [Malcolm MacLachlan, Sam Cromie, Paul Liston, Bill Kavanagh, and Alison Kay], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Enacting Globalization: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Integration in, editor(s)L. Brennan , Research Capacity Building in Africa: Perceived Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats impacting on the Doctoral Training for Development Programme in Africa, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, [Uduma, O., Glavey, S., O'Reilly Doyle, S., Hennessy, M., Barry, F., Jones, M. & MacLachlan, M.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Psychosocial and organisational aspects of work at sea and their implications for health and performance in, editor(s)T. Carter & A. Schreiner , Textbook of Maritime Medicine (2nd Ed.), Bergen, Norwegian Centre for Maritime Medicine, 2013, [MacLachlan, M., Cromie, S., Liston, P., Kavanagh, B. & Kay, A.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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MacLachlan, M. & Mannan, H., Inclusive Health and Community Based Rehabilitation for Children with Disabilities, New York, Unicef, 2013, Notes: [Background paper for the State of the World's Children Report 2013], Report, PUBLISHED
MacLachlan, M., Community Based Rehabilitation and Inclusive Health: A Way Forward, Statement to the United Nations Commission for Social Development, New York, 2 February, 2012, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
MacLachlan, M., Culture and Health, Second Edition, Chichester, Wiley, 2005, Book, PUBLISHED
MacLachlan, M. and Carr, S.C., The Human Dynamics of Development, Paris, OECD Policy Insight Series, 2005, Book, PUBLISHED
Carr, S.C. and MacLachlan, M., Knowledge Flows and Poverty Reduction. Special Issue of Higher Education Policy., Paris, UNESCO/IAU/Palgrave, 2005, 199 - 325pp, Book, PUBLISHED
MacLachlan, M., Smyth, C.A. , Youth Culture & Bring Drinking: Contrasting Perspectives., Dublin, Liffey Press, 2004, Book, PUBLISHED
MacLachlan, M. & Gallagher, P., Enabling Technologies: Body Image and Body Function, Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone, 2004, 295pp, Book, PUBLISHED
MacLachlan, M., Pressure Points in Irish Society , Volumes 4,5,6, Dublin, Liffey Press, 2004, Book, PUBLISHED
MacLachlan, M., Embodiment: Clinical, Critical & Cultural Perspectives on Health & Illness, Milton Keynes, Open University Press, 2004, 207pp, Book, PUBLISHED
MacLachlan, M. and Caball, M., Social Science in the Knowledge Society, Dublin, Liffey Press, 2004, 121pp, Book, PUBLISHED


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Social Inclusion, as it relates to the following areas: Disability, especially psychosocial perspectives, enabling technologies and embodied experience. International aid, especially human dynamics. Culture and health. Global health. Strenghtening health systems, especially in low income countries.