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.

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Professor (status-only), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Faculty Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
Faculty Member, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
Academic Fellow, Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, University of Toronto
Adjunct Scientist, Baycrest Health Sciences, Rotman Research Institute
Associate Member, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University