Nancy MacRae

Nancy has been an occupational therapist for over 50 years with a clinical focus on people with developmental disabilities acorss the lifespan, and older adults. She has been a faculty member for 27 years, teaching courses on older adults, foundations, occupational analysis, management,, and communication, leadership, and advocacy. She has a keen interest in sexuality of older adults and interprofessional endeavors.

Nancy is a past president on the Maine Occupational Therapy Association and a former director of the UNE OT department.


Older adults

interprofessional team work

death and dying



health management and delivery

women and work


fall prevention



Research Interests

Older adults

Selected Publications

MacRae, N. (2013). AOTA Fact Sheet: Sexuality. Bethesda, MD: AOTA. 

Jacobs, K. & MacRae, N. (2013). Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence, second edition. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated. (co-editor and author of a few chapters)

WORK journal, 41 (3), Special Issue on Interprofessional Education. Co-authored article on Building a Sustainable academic-community partenrship: Focus on fall prevention, 261- 267, and a sole authorship of Turf, team, and town: A geriatric interprofessional education program, 285 - 292.

MacRae, N. (2010). Sexuality and aging in R.H.Robnett & W.C. Chop, eds, Gerontolgoy for the health care professionals, second edition. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartl;ett Publishers, 235 - 258.

Jacobs, K, & MacRae, N. (2013). Mentoring others in their development as writers in A writer's toolkit for occupational therapists and health care professionals: An insider's guide to writing, communicating, and getting published. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Other Scholarly Activity

Member of Editorial board of the WORK journal, since its inception

Invited Plenary Presentation

August 16 & 17, 2013: One of two presenters (with Dr. Karen Jacobs) for the first ever OT national conference in Slovenia, entitled: Building Mosaic of Health and Well-Being

Nancy MacRae

Nancy MacRae



Associate Professor

Proctor Hall

(207) 221-4106

On Campus