Completed research projects

  • We assessed the needs of employed caregivers and employers (2014-2015) with funding from Caregivers Alberta
  • We created a Quality of Life card sort activity for older adults with funding from and in collaboration with the Greater Edmonton Foundation Seniors Housing (2014-2015) that is being used to gain a greater understanding of the factors contribute to residents' quality of life.
  • We determined the economic costs of care incurred by family/friend caregivers and employers with funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (2010 - 2013) and in collaboration with co-investigators from the University of Guelph and the University of Manitoba.
  • We explored theatre as a pathway to healthy aging with funding from a CIHR UK joint initiative (2010-2012) in collaboration with a local intergenerational theatre company, GeriActors and Friends, and co-investigators from Trent University and the UK NDA Ages and Stages research programme.
  • We explored the connectivity of older adults in rural communities with funding from a CIHR UK joint initiative (2009-2011) and in collaboration with co-investigators from the University of Manitoba and the UK NDA Grey and Pleasant Land research programme.
  • We led the Hidden Costs, Invisible Contributions (HCIC) research program (2003-2008) with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Major Collaborative Research Initiative, making explicit the hidden costs of care and making visible the contributions of 'dependent' adults.