Completed research projects

Our scientific excellence advances knowledge in partnership with stakeholders

  • We shifted our focus from understanding caregivers’ needs to empowering caregivers’ goals about their own well-being and sustainability, and enhanced our understanding of how technology can support their goals with funding from AGE-WELL NCE, Canada’s technology and aging network (2015-2020).

  • We conceptualized and empirically created family care trajectories across the life course with funding from the¬†Kule Institute for Advanced Study (2016-2019)

  • We assessed the needs of employed caregivers and employers¬† with funding from Caregivers Alberta (2014-2015).

  • We created a Quality of Life card sort activity for older adults living in affordable housing 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 that contribute to their 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.