Training & Mentorship

Highly Qualified Professionals

2022-2023

Shala Knocton, MSc. Research Coordinator.

Q, BA Student. Digital Media Editor.

2021-2022

Mary Jane Kelly, BA Honours. Summer Lab Coordinator.

2020-2021

Laura Dowling, MPA(M), LLB, BSc. Project Manager, Dementia Care Under COVID-19.

Tara Reddick, BA. Knowledge Mobilization and Community Outreach.

 

Postdoctoral Research Associates

2022-2023

Dr. Emily Reid-Musson, PhD. Evaluating for Equity in Dementia Care.

2020-2021

Dr. Ashley McAskill, PhD. Postdoctoral Research Associate (Accessible Knowledge Mobilization). SURGE: Disability, Vitality and Death Under COVID-19.

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

2021-2022

Dr. Tammy Bernasky. Innovating for Inclusive and Equitable Post-Secondary Education: A Pathway to Realizing the Social Development Goals. Co-Supervised with Dr. Susan Hardie, Eviance: Canadian Centre on Disability Studies. Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada.

Dr. Janna Klostermann. Art of Good Care: Arts Informed Approaches to Nursing Home Dementia and Mental Health Literacy. Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Council Canada.

Dr. Stephanie Mason. Dementia Care Under COVID-19. Funded by Research Nova Scotia via the Nova Scotia Health Research COVID-19 Coalition.

 

Graduate Research Assistants & Trainees

2021-2022

Prince Owusu, PhD Candidate. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Science Team, Maritime Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Support Unit.

Kelly O'Neil, PhD Candidate. Lead Research Associate. Independent Review of the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act. Department of Justice, Government of Nova Scotia.

Julianne Acker-Verney, PhD Candidate. Research Associate. Independent Review of the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act. Department of Justice, Government of Nova Scotia.

Lisa Snider, PhD Candidate. Research Associate. Independent Review of the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act. Department of Justice, Government of Nova Scotia.

Miriam Schroeder, MA. Graduate Research Assistant. Independent Review of the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act. Department of Justice, Government of Nova Scotia.

Margaret Lyons-Macfarlane, MA. Research Assistant. Learning and Leading with Lived Experiences Project.

Tara Martin, MA Student. Research Assistant. Accessibility as Collaborative Practice Project.

Shirley Hodder, MA Student. Research Assistant. Independent Review of the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act. Department of Justice, Government of Nova Scotia.

2020-2021

Roseanne Burke. MA Student. Dementia Care Under COVID-19. COVID-19 Health Research Coalition.

 

Undergraduate Trainees

Mia Landi, BA Honours Sociology Student. Mitacs Intern. Post-secondary Mental Health Student Self-Representation and Social Advocacy.

 

Graduate Thesis Supervision

2018-2021

Marco Redden. Master of Arts in Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University. Co-Supervised with Dr. Janice Keefe, Mount Saint Vincent University. Funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Masters Award.

2017-2019

Kelly O'Neil. Master of Arts in Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University. Co-Supervised with Dr. Janice Keefe, Mount Saint Vincent University. Recipient of Mount Saint Vincent University's Graduate Thesis Award, and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award to pursue a PhD in Educational Studies.

 

Undergraduate Honours Thesis Supervision

2022-2023

Emily MacEachern. Honours Sociology.

Mia Landi. Honours Sociology.

2021-2022

Jami Horne. Honours Health. "Rural Dementia Caregiving: A Community Life Story." Funded by a RBC Foundation Research Award. Recipient of a Pathy Foundation Fellowship.

Kate Graham. Honours Health. "Curriculum of Care: Investigating the Representation of Persons with Disabilities in Eastern Canadian Medical School Curriculum." Funded by a Research Nova Scotia Undergraduate Student Scholar Award. Recipient of a McKenna Leadership Grant.

Jenny Li. Honours Sociology. "Integrated Youth Mental Health Services: An Examination of Best Practices." Funded by a Research Nova Scotia Undergraduate Student Scholar Award. Recipient of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters to pursue a MA in Sociology at Dalhousie University.

Mary Jane Kelly. Honours Sociology. "Emergency Sheltering for People Living with Disabilities in Nova Scotia: A Governmentality Analysis." Funded by Accessibility Standards Canada. Student in the Master in Public Administration, University of Victoria.

2020-2021

Andreina Marquez de la Plata Gregor. Honours Sociology. "An extra five or ten minutes... It's all they want, it's all they need: Relational Understanding of Time in Long-Term Care." Funded by a Research Nova Scotia Undergraduate Student Scholar Award. Recipient of Canadian Association on Sociology Undergraduate Thesis Award.

Anola Campbell. Honours Sociology. "Understanding the Experiences of University Students with Learning Disabilities in Navigating Educational Success." Funded by a RBC Foundation Research Award.

Maya Lowe. Honours Health. "Mapping the Relations between Monoracial ideals and Multiracial Student Mental Health in Higher Education." Recipient of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters to pursue a MA in Health Promotion at Dalhousie University.

Samantha Smith. Honours Sociology. "Social Enterprise Development for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: The Centrality of Community Support." Funded by a Change Lab Action Research Initiative SEARCH Award. Student in the School of Social Work, Dalhousie University.

Sara Luck. Honours Health. "Quality of Care in Long-term Care and COVID-19: Understanding Contributors from Staff Perspectives at Kings Way Care Centre." Funded by Canada Research Chairs Program Research Stipend. Masters in Gerontology Graduate, Brock University.