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Dr Alasdair MacDonald



PhD, Organic Chemistry and Automation University of Edinburgh
Master of International Business Administration CQU
Bb Science (Hons) University of Glasgow
From biotechnology to aged care and education, Alasdair has 20+ years’ global management experience. He currently runs his own consulting firm helping aged care and disability providers with their marketing, strategy, quality, education, training, business improvement, and the customer experience as well as teaching MBA units.

In addition to lecturing Alasdair is a course developer where he has written and reviewed several subjects.
My passion for teaching
I love that I can teach subjects I'm truly passionate about. Because I bring my professional experience to the classroom, I can help my students apply theory to real world examples.
Alasdair MacDonald


Prior to establishing his own consulting company, Alasdair held various roles across several industries. As COO at the award-winning start-up NewDirection Care, he was appointed to develop, commission and market a world first in residential aged care. Prior to that he spent seven years at Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home where he was the General Manager Business Innovation, Marketing & Quality helping to secure five Better Practice Awards from the Australian Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission including the award-winning iTraining – a staff eLearning platform.

Before moving to Australia, Alasdair spent most of his career in the USA working for various Silicon Valley biotech companies with senior global responsibility in marketing, strategy, service, support and licensing.

Expert Comment Areas

  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Best Practice and Compliance
  • Sustainability


2018 6th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards – “The House Companion Model”

2016 Better Practice Award – “Dietary Coordinators – Bridging the Gap”

2015 Better Practice Award – “iTraining – games & videos to engage staff with online education & training”

2014 Better Practice Award – “Nurse Practitioner Role in Residential Aged Care”

2013 Better Practice Award – “Montefiore Oral Health Assessment Plan”

2013 Better Practice Award – “Establishing Hotel Services in Aged Care”

2011 Director’s Honorary Award for Academic Excellence & Outstanding Leadership, CQUniversity

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