My current research program represents a convergence of several key interests or themes: the use of critical social theory and qualitative research methods to examine the norms and assumptions underpinning care practices in long-term care and rehabilitation settings; a philosophy and approach to person-centred care that emphasize embodied selfhood (the importance of the body--its movements and gestures--for self-expression), individualizing care and psychosocial interventions in the clinical area of dementia; and the development, implementation and evaluation of arts-based approaches such as research-based theatre, improvisational drama, and film to bridge my social science research on person-centred care with practice in long-term care and rehabilitation settings.
Sociol Health Illn. 2017 Feb;39(2):182-198
A prospective 2-site parallel intervention trial of a research-based film to increase exercise amongst older hemodialysis patients.
BMC Nephrol. 2017 Jan 26;18(1):37
Gerontologist. 2016 Dec 07;:
Exploring Canadian surgeons' decisions about postoperative weight bearing for their hip fracture patients.
J Eval Clin Pract. 2016 Oct 6;:
Dementia (London). 2016 May;15(3):358-80
Dementia (London). 2016 May;15(3):315-29
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2016 Apr 7;:1-11
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Feb;64(2):347-53
Presence redefined: The reciprocal nature of engagement between elder-clowns and persons with dementia.
Dementia (London). 2015 Apr 23;
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Feb 6;
Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)
Associate Professor (status-only), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (2013-present)
Adjunct Scientist, Baycrest Health Sciences, Rotman Research Institute (2013-present)
Associate Researcher, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University (2013-present)
Associate SGS Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto (2012-present)
Associate SGS Member, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto (2011-present)
Academic Fellow, Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, University of Toronto (2009-present)