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.
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
J Health Organ Manag. 2017 Mar 20;31(1):82-95
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
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)