Research affiliates

Name


Affiliate Research Interests

Borycki, Elizabeth

Professor

Health Information Science

Director of the Social Dimensions of Health Program and Director of the Health and Society Program

Health and Technology

Health management, organization, and strategy; disease management, respirology, and geriatrics; nursing informatics and the effect of technology upon nurses' work; evaluation of the impact of information technology in health care; clinical informatics

Branzan Albu, Alexandra 

Associate Professor

Faculty of Engineering

Health and Technology

Computer vision; medical imaging; virtual reality; modelling and simulation

Bruce, Anne

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing

Frail Elderly and End of Life

End-of-life care; nursing services; nursing education; contemplative practices in health care

Chappell, Neena

Professor Emeritus

Sociology

Health Behaviours, Health Policy

Caregiving to older adults; care for people with dementia; aging and ethnicity; quality and cost-effectiveness of community-based home and residential care; Canadian health care restructuring and reform

Christie, Brian

Associate Professor

Division of Medical Sciences

Promoting Cogintive Health, Health and technology, Health Behaviours

Effects of exercise on the human brain

Cloutier, Denise

Professor

Department of Geography

Promoting Cognitive Heath, Health and Technology, Health Behaviours, Frail Elderly and End of Life, Health Policy

Healthy aging; the continuum of care; aging in place; health care reform or restructuring; vulnerable populations; aging in small, rural, and remote communities

Con, Adam

Associate Professor

School of Music

Promoting Cognitive Health, Health Behaviours, Frail Elderly and End of Life

Tai Chi Chuan practice and neuroscience research; how neuroscience related to motor neuron

Deckha, Maneesha

Professor

Faculty of Law

Health Behaviours, Frail Elderly and End of Life

Health law and bioethics; critical animal studies and animal law; feminist analysis of law; law and culture, and law society

Downey, Angela

Associate Professor

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

Health Behaviours, Health Policy

Health promotion; accounting; finance; and worksite wellness

Gallagher, Elaine

Professor Emeritus

School of Nursing

Health Behaviours

Gerontology; health promotion; community development; elder abuse; falls among the elderly.

Garcia-Barrera,  Mauricio

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

Promoting Cognitive Health

Clinical neuropsychology; executive functioning; concussions; neuroimaging

Gawryluk, Jodie

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

Promoting Cognitive Health, Health and Technology, Health Behaviours

Identification of brain changes--functional or structural--that occur earliest in the Alzheimer's disease process; and, how such changes relate to cognitive ability; clinical neuropsychology; neuroimaging

Hayes, Michael

Professor

School of Public Health and Social Policy

Health Behaviours, Health Policy

Health inequities; disability; public policy; obesity; health literacy; population health promotion

Hofer, Scott

Director, Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health
Professor, Mohr Chair in Adult Development and Aging

Department of Psychology

Promoting Cognitive Health

Identification and explanation of individual differences in developmental and aging-related processes; analysis and evaluation of longitudinal and life course studies; intensive measurement designs; developments in research methodology focused on measurement and analysis of change

Hundza, Sandra

Associate Professor

School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

Promoting Cognitive Health, Health and Technology, Health and Healthy Habits

Neural control of human movement; neural control of limbs and trunk during walking with aging, after injury (e.g., stroke), and with disease; rehabilitation and assistive devices and technologies related to mobility

Kluge, Eike-Henner

Professor

Department of Philosophy

Health Policy

Biomedical, professional, and information ethics

Kobayashi, Karen

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology

Health Behaviours

Sociology of aging, ethnicity, and immigrant status; family dynamics and intergenerational relationships; health and illness; long-term care; dementia; research design

Kodar, Freya

Associate Professor

Faculty of Law

Health Policy

Pensions, debtor, and creditor relations; social welfare law; feminist analysis of law; torts

Kuo, Alex Mu-Hsing

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor

Health Information Science

kuo@uvic.ca

Health and Technology

Health Big Data analytics, health data interoperability, health database & data warehousing, data mining application in healthcare, e-health and clinical decision support system.

Kushniruk, Andre

Professor

Health Information Science

Health and Technology 

Evaluation of the use and usability of information systems; design and evaluation methodologies; eHealth and telemedicine; consumer informatics; cognitive aspects of decision support systems

Lai, David Chuenyan

Professor Emeritus

Department of Geography

Health Policy

Chinatowns—power structure and leadership; overseas Chinese and development of Chinatowns; urbanization and industrialization of China; historical geography of China

MacDonald, Stuart

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

Promoting Cognitive Health

Patterns and predictors of cognitive decline in the healthy elderly; developmental transition between primary and secondary aging

MacKenzie, Patricia

Associate Professor

School of Social Work

Health Behaviours

Health care; aging; interdisciplinary practice; rural communities

Mallidou, Anastasia

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing

Promoting Cognitive Health, Health Behaviours, Health Policy

Health services research; knowledge translation; leadership for shaping effective and efficient healthcare systems

McGowan, Patrick

Associate Director, Ladner office

Professor

School of Public Health and Social Policy

Health Behaviours

Self-management health education programs for persons experiencing chronic health conditions

Moss, Pamela

Professor

Studies in Policy and Practice

Health Behaviours

Body politics; women with chronic illness; theories of body and embodied theories; women's health; feminist research methodologies; autobiographical writing; contested illness; disabling subjectivities; alternative healing practices; chronic fatigue syndrome; veterans with PTSD

Penning, Margaret

Professor

Department of Sociology

Frail Elderly and End of Life

Social support, informal and formal care in relation to chronic illness and disability; mental health and well-being; impact of structural inequalities on health and health care; Canadian health care restructuring and reform

Piccinin, Andrea

Professor

Department of Psychology

Promoting Cognitive Health

Life-span development; developmental research methods

Price, Morgan

Adjunct Professor

Computer Science; Division of Medical Sciences

Health and Technology

eHealth; Electronic Health Records; consumer eHealth; decision support; safer medication management; action research methods; continuity of care

Prince, Michael

Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy

Studies in Policy and Practice

Health Behaviours

Trends in social policy, past, present, and in the next generations; federal-provincial relations; aboriginal governance; policy making in the community

Purkis, Mary Ellen

Professor
School of Nursing

Ethnographic studies of nursing practice;criticall exploration of the organizational context of nursing practice; home care nursing; ambulatory care nursing; health promotion

Rhodes, Ryan

Associate Director, Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health

Professor

School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

Health Behaviours

Exercise adherence; intervention strategies to promote physical activity; social cognitive theories of exercise behavior change; personality and exercise behavior; exercise and quality of life; exercise among special populations

Rutman, Deborah

Adjunct Professor

School of Social Work

Health Behaviours

Family and child well-being and services; community development and social planning; caregiving; adult capacity and guardianship issues

Sheets, Debra

Associate Professor

School of Nursing

Health and Technology, Health Behaviours, Frail Elderly and End of Life, Health Policy

Gerontology and geriatric nursing; healthy aging; family caregivers; evaluation; geriatric nursing education; end-of-life care

Smart, Colette

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

Promoting Cognitive Health

Understanding the neural mechanisms underlying meditation practice in healthy and clinical populations; neural and neuropsychometric correlates of everyday functioning in older adults

Smith, André

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology

Promoting Cognitive Health

Health and illness; dementia care; health policy; mental illness; qualitative methodologies; aging; and social inequality

Stajduhar, Kelli

Professor

School of Nursing

Health and Technology, Frail Elderly and End of Life

Palliative and end-of-life care; family caregiving; home care; HIV/AIDS; oncology; vulnerable and marginalized populations; gerontology; health services research; qualitative and quantitative research methods; mixed method study design; collaborative, participatory research

Tuokko, Holly

Professor

Department of Psychology

Promoting Cognitive Health

Clinical neuropsychology; clinical aging; older driver safety; cognitive impairment including dementia; everyday competence

Warburton, Rebecca

Associate Professor

School of Public Administration

Health and Technology, Frail Elderly and End of Life, Health Policy

Error reduction and patient safety in health care, evidence-based medicine, evidence-based public policy and healthy public policy, economic evaluation methods, health care technology assessment, population health, socioeconomic determinants of health, child poverty, children in care, impact of medical premiums on access to care, and the importance of public administration of medicare

Wu, Zheng

Professor

Department of Sociology

Health Behaviours

Family demography; immigration; social gerontology; sociology of mental health; quantitative methods

Young, Lynne

Professor

School of Nursing

Health Behaviours, Frail Elderly and End of Life

Family health promotion research; heart health; program evaluation; complex health challenges

Zehr, E. Paul

Professor, MSFHR Biomedical Research Scholar

School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

Promoting Cognitive Health, Health and Technology, Health Behaviours

neural control of human movement after stroke and spinal cord injury; arm and leg coordination during walking; enhancing neuroplasticity, biomechanics, motor behavior, and exercise physiology