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; the development of a philosophy and approach to relational caring; the evaluation of arts-based approaches including music, dance, and improvisational play to enrich the lives of people living with dementia; and the development and evaluation of research-based theatre, improvisational drama, and film to bridge the principles of relational caring with practice in long-term care and rehabilitation settings.
A critical realist exploration of the vulnerability of staff to sexual harassment in residential long-term care.
Soc Sci Med. 2019 Jun 08;:112356
Problematizing Sexual Harassment in Residential Long-Term Care: The Need for a More Ethical Prevention Strategy.
Can J Aging. 2019 Apr 17;:1-11
Work-related traumatic brain injury: A brief report on workers perspective on job and health and safety training, supervision, and injury preventability.
BMJ Open. 2019 Feb 15;9(2):e024838
J Bioeth Inq. 2019 Feb 11;:
Improving social inclusion for people with dementia and carers through sharing dance: a qualitative sequential continuum of care pilot study protocol.
BMJ Open. 2018 Nov 28;8(11):e026912
Integrating Citizenship, Embodiment, and Relationality: Towards a Reconceptualization of Dance and Dementia in Long-Term Care.
J Law Med Ethics. 2018 Sep;46(3):717-723
Fit for Dialysis: a qualitative exploration of the impact of a research-based film for the promotion of exercise in hemodialysis.
BMC Nephrol. 2018 Aug 06;19(1):195
J Aging Stud. 2018 Jun;45:39-48
Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being. 2017;12(sup2):1389578
Senior Scientist, KITE (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)