I am a critical gerontologist and health services and policy researcher. My interdisciplinary research program is focused on the socio-cultural dimensions of aging and disability and the role of stigma and other structural factors driving health inequity in institutional, community, and home care settings. In my research I draw on critical theories and methods of inquiry from across diverse fields of study to analyze the intersection of lived experiences of care with policies, practices, and philosophies.
The following three areas are my main research foci:
- Implementation and evaluation of intelligent technologies to improve quality of care and quality of life for older adults and persons living with disabilities
- Organization, delivery, and experiences of dementia care
- Development and evaluation of arts-based and digital knowledge translation innovations
Assistant Scientist, KITE – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network
Adjunct, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University
Academic Fellow, Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, University of Toronto.