Areas of Research

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease​

It is estimated that 1.1 million Canadians are affected (indirectly and directly) by dementia, a number that continues to rise. Our work examines the current gaps in dementia care, services, and policies. 

LGBTQ+ Health

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) older adults and their support networks are situated within a unique historical and social context which may influence their aging experiences. Our research aims to explore the health status, risk and protective factors, and lived experiences of LBGTQ+ older adults.

Palliative and End-of-Life Care

 

The palliative approach to care asks "What matters most to you at the end-of-life?" Our group strives to bring forward diverse voices which articulate the needs, hopes, and experiences of older Canadians.  

 

Healthcare Provider Education

 

Healthcare and social service providers play an important role in defining the experiences of older adults. Our research seeks to infuse strategies to support healthcare providers to facilitate inclusive and safe spaces for all older Canadians.

Health and Social Policy

 

Policy landscapes play a vital role in the lives of older adults. We aim to shed light on structural gaps and how those gaps impact diverse aging communities.

Mental Health and Aging

 

Our work recognizes the importance of supporting and promoting mental health for aging individuals within a heterogeneous population.