People

IALH Faculty Affiliate Sam Liu

Sam Liu, Assistant Professor in the School of Exercise Science and Health Education and Director of the Digital Health Lab

IALH Faculty Affiliate Debra Sheets with Student Affiliate Sanjit Roy

Debra Sheets pictured with PhD Student Sanjit Roy

IALH Fellow Robert Gifford

Robert (Bob) Gifford, Professor, Department of Psychology

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Jonathan Rush, Department of Psychology

Hosna Jabbari, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

The Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH) is a network of individuals including university researchers, graduate and post-doctoral students, as well as community members, who are committed to improving the health and quality of life of an increasingly diverse population.

If you are interested in becoming an IALH Faculty Fellow, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Student Affiliate or Associate Member, please contact Dr. Jo Ann Miller, Research Manager, at IALHResearch@uvic.ca 

IALH Staff

Victoria site
The creation of a multidisciplinary, university-based research centre was initiated in 1987. The Centre on Aging updated its name to the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health in 2016 to highlight the interdisciplinary work of affiliates in the social, behavioral, and health sciences to improve health and well-being across the lifespan. The Victoria site currently reside at Hut-R at the University of Victoria.

General inquiries
Phone: 250-721-6369
Email: IALH@uvic.ca

Name

Title

Phone

     Email

Scott Hofer

Director

250-721-6350

IALHDirector@uvic.ca

smhofer@uvic.ca 

Ami Bitschy

Project Coordinator

Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging & Community Health Research Team

250-721-6674

amice@uvic.ca

Denise Cloutier

IALH Research Fellow

250-721-6289

dcloutier@uvic.ca

Carren Dujela

Research Coordinator 

Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging & Community Health Research Team

250-472-4464

learn@uvic.ca

Ashleigh Enright

Administrative Assistant

250-721-6369

IALH@uvic.ca

Charlotte Futcher

Research Assistant

Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging & Community Health Research Team

N/A

charlottebfutcher@uvic.ca 

Elena Hagedorn

IALH Finance Adminstrator 

 250-721-6290

 IALHFinance@uvic.ca

Sepideh Heydari

Postdoctoral Fellow

N/A

heydari@uvic.ca 

Breanna Horne

 Research Assistant

Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging & Community Health Research Team

 N/A

 breannahorne@uvic.ca 

Jo Ann Miller

IALH Research Manager

250-472-5269

IALHResearch@uvic.ca

Ashley Mollison

Project Coordinator

Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging & Community Health Research Team

250-472-5501

mollison@uvic.ca

Leah Potter

Institute Administrator

250-721-6575

IALHAdmin@uvic.ca

Kelli Stajduhar

IALH Research Fellow

250-721-7487

kis@uvic.ca

Kara Whitlock

Research Assistant

Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging & Community Health Research Team

250-472-4465

kdwhitlo@uvic.ca 

Shahnaz Winer

Research Assistant

Cognition & Technology Research Group

 N/A

cogtechcoord@uvic.ca

Sascha Zuber

Visiting Scholar

N/A

N/A

 

 

Ladner site

In 2002 the Ladner satellite office was established in Delta, BC. A major focus of activity of the Ladner Office is recruiting and training volunteers to deliver self-management programs and training health care professionals to use self-management support strategies when interacting with patients. The Ladner office self-management programs give people the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to successfully manage chronic health conditions.

For more information on the self-management programs, visit their website here.

General Inquiries
Phone: 604-940-1273
Toll-free: 1-866-902-3767
Email: selfmgmt@uvic.ca

  

Name

Title

Phone

Email

Patrick McGowan

Associate Director- IALH Ladner Site

604-940-3574

pmcgowan@uvic.ca

Naida Khan

Office Manager

604-940-9796

nkhan@uvic.ca

Christine Bramwell

Coordinator: Interior Self-Management Programs

604-946-0521

bramwell@uvic.ca

Margaret Chernaske

Project Support

604-940-1273

mchernaske@uvic.ca 

June Clearsky

Coordinator: Indigenous Provincial & Fraser (North) Self-Management Programs

604-940-6950

clearsky@uvic.ca

Mark Davies

Coordinator: Northern Self-Management Programs

 

mvdavies@uvic.ca 

Julieta Gerbrandt

Project Support, Self-Management Health Coach Program

604-940-9424

julietag@uvic.ca

Brenda Gyurkovics

Project Support

604-940-1273

bgyurkovics@uvic.ca

Karen Hannah

Lead, HCP Pairing & Support, Self-Management Health Coach Program

604-940-3573

klhannah@uvic.ca

Fran Hensen

Self-Management Health Coach Program Educator

250-516-5742

fhensen@uvic.ca

Lisa Herriot

Program Support, Self-Management Health Coach Program

604-940-8973

lherriot@uvic.ca

Navah Jacobs

Research Assistant and Data Coordinator

604-940-3572

navahj@uvic.ca

Courtney Kang

Coordinator:  Chinese Self-Management Programs

604-940-8967

ckang@uvic.ca

Charles Labun

Coordinator: Fraser (South) Self-Management Programs

604-940-6585

pclabun@uvic.ca

David Langer

Coordinator: Vancouver Coastal (Vancouver & Richmond) Self-Management Programs

604-940-3568

ddlanger@uvic.ca

Sherry Lynch

Research Associate

778-235-0148

slynch@uvic.ca

Ginette McLennan

Project Support

604-940-8924

ginettem@uvic.ca

John Murphy

Coordinator: Fraser (East) Self-Management Programs

604-940-6380

jamurphy@uvic.ca 

Leah Otsig

Coordinator: Vancouver Island Self-Management Programs

250-859-5558

lotsig@uvic.ca

Ana Pacheco

 Program Support, Self-Management Health Coach Program

604-940-3574

apacheco@uvic.ca 

Louise Rolland

Coordinator: Vancouver Coastal & Sunshine Coast Self-Maangement Programs

604-940-8945

lrolland@uvic.ca 

Gundeep Sidhu

 Coordinator: South-Asian Self-Management Programs

236-858-9636

gundeep@uvic.ca 

IALH Research Fellows

UVic faculty research fellows bring a diverse range of expertise in the fields of sociology, geography, psychology, economics, business, law, medical sciences, exercise science, philosophy, engineering, nursing, public health and social policy, child and youth care, social work, and public administration.

Name

Research interests 

Amer, Tarek

Psychology

How age related changes in cognitive control influence memory patterns and represenations in older adults; behavioural techniques; eye-tracking techniques; neuroimaging techniques (FNIRS, EEG)

Ames, Megan

Psychology

Mental health; health behaviour; adolescences; young adults; youth mental health promotion; autism spectrum disorders

Beringer, Robert

Public Health and Social Policy

Health equity; 2SLGBTQ+ Aging; technology and aging

Bertoni, Katherine

Nursing

Primary care delivery models; nurse practitioner practice and leadership; palliative approach to care; diabetes care and management

Borycki, Elizabeth

Health Information Science

 

Aging and assistive technologies; patient safety and technology; virtual care technologies; data science; human factors

Brewster, Paul 

Psychology

 Digital cognitive assessment; early detection of Alzheimer's disease; life course socioeconomic influences on late life cognition; advanced psychometric methods

Brown, Craig

Division of Medical Sciences

Brain plasticity; understanding vascular & immunological contributions to age & related cognitive decline

Buckler, Jean

Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education

Health promotion; physical literacy, childhood and adolescent physical activity; gender-inclusive physical activity programs

Carroll, Simon

Sociology

Sociology of aging and technology; health promotion; health systems change; long term care; mental health

Caruncho, Hector 

Division of Medical Sciences

 

Neurobiology of mental disorders; links between depression and Alzheimer’s disease; biomarkers of early dementia; biomarkers of mood and psychotic disorders; reelin, sex and gender 

Chou, Fred

Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies

 

Intergenerational trauma and resilience; Asian mental health; Participatory Action Research; narrative research; youth mental health promotion; cultural and community psychology; intergenerational relations.

 

Chrimes, Dillon

Health Information Science

Aging; artificial intelligence; biomedical informatics; data analytics; digital health; electronic health records; hospital system; surveillance 

Christie, Brian

Division of Medical Sciences

 Effects of exercise on the human brain; effects of concussions on cognitive health later in life; use of video games to enhance cognitive health later in life

Clark, Nancy

Nursing

Mental health; immigrant, refugee and racialized communities; health equity; social justice; intersectionality; community based participatory action oriented research; patient oriented research

Cloutier, Denise

Department of Geography

 Health services research; healthy aging: healthy communities; social determinants of health; vulnerable populations (stroke-affected, dementia, end-of-life, immigrant older adults, socially isolated, residents of Long Term Care) 

Contandriopoulos, Damien

Nursing

 Primary care delievery models; nurses' roles in primary care; home care; social network models; health policy making; knowledge traslation

Courtney, Karen

School of Health Information Science

Community based health information technology to support older adults in co-managing their health; ethical use of health information technology; use of health information technology to support patients and family caregivers at end of life 

Dordunoo, Dzifa

Nursing

 Cardiovascular health; global health; quality improvement; knowledge translation; metal hypersensitivity

Garcia-Barrera, Mauricio

Department of Psychology

 Executive functioning; neuropsychological assessment; concussions; healthy aging

Gawryluk, Jodie

Department of Psychology

 

Neuropsychology and neuroimaging; identification of biomarkers for neurodegenerative disorders; healthy aging; intervention studies; challenges for individuals with cognitive decline and their caregivers

Gifford, Robert

Psychology

 Impacts of climate change on, and by, older adults

Giles, Josh

Mechanical Engineering

Musculoskeletal and orthopedic medical device design; patient assessment and rehabilitation; surgical planning; biomechanics; computational modeling; in vitro biomechanical experimentation; statistical morphological analysis

Handlovsky, Ingrid

Nursing

Health needs and experiences of middle-aged and older self-identifying gay men; curriculum development to support nursing care of middle-aged and older self-identifying gay men 

Haworth, Brandon

Computer Science

Agent-based modeling; predictive (crowd-aware) environment design; motion capture for biomechanical modeling; human-centred artificial intelligence in design and modeling; simulation for analytics and animation; representation in dynamic simulation, animation and graphics; artificial intelligence in diagnoses; serious games for rehabilitation; partiipatory design

Hofer, Scott

Department of Psychology

IALHDirector@uvic.ca 

 Cognitive health and dementia; digital health technology; longitudinal studies of aging, integrative data analysis

Jobarri, Hosna

Computer Science

 

Bioinformatics; medical informatics; transcriptomics; RNA structure-function prediction; RNA therapy; DNA methylation; mechanism of function prediction; artifical intelligence; high throughput sequence data analysis; aging

Kushniruk, Andre

Health Information Science

Human-computer interaction; cognitive science; health informatics; digital health; ehealth literacy; health information systems

Kwon, Jae-Yung

Nursing

Patient-reported outcomes; hermeneutics;knowledge translation; care of older adults with comorbidities

Lachowsky, Nathan

Public Health and Social Policy

LGBTQ2+ communities; sexual health across the lifespan; sexually transmitted infections; HIV/AIDs; community-based research; mixed and multi-method studies; prospective cohort design; health equity 

lewallen, ann-elise

Pacific & Asian Studies

environmental health issues among Indigenous communities in Northeast and Eastern India;ethnographic, survey based methods;health impacts related to geographic location

Liu, Sam

Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

 Chronic disease prevention and management; mHealth; web-based interventions; big data; data prediction

MacDonald, Stuart

Department of Psychology

 

Cognitive aging; early detection of cognitive impairment; lifestyle engagements for successful aging; aging in place; technology in the home; longitudinal data analysis; gait; functional biomarkers of cognitive function; variability

Mallidou, Anastasia

Nursing

 

Applied health services research; research competencies; knowledge translation competencies; leadership in health care organizations; evidence-based practice and health policy; healthy aging; technology use in health; health informatics

McDaniel, Susan 

Sociology

 Population aging, life course, social determinants of health, social policy

McGowan, Patrick

Public Health and Social Policy

 

Interventions for individuals with chronic health conditions; implementation, spread and sustainability of interventions; effectiveness of various interventions with specific chronic conditions

Minshall, Simon

Health Information Science

sminshall@uvic.ca

Data analytics; visualization; medical imaging; human factors; 

Monkman, Helen

Health Information Science

eHealth/digital health literacy; consumer health informatics; human factors; human-computer interaction; information visualization

Murray, Alison

Anthropology

Bone biology, skeletal plasticity to loading; bone hormones

Newton, Lorelei

Nursing

Care of the older person with cancer; nursing ethics

Nutter, Sarah

Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies

Weight stigma, theories of weight stigma, development of effective interventions, impact of weight stigma on health and health care

Ou, Christine

Nursing

 

Perinatal mental health; sleep; parenting;infant/child development;Queer parenting; policy development for psychosocial healthcare in long term care; knowledge translation and mobilization

Paterson, Theone

Pyschology

Cognitive and pyschosocial predictors of health behaviours; impact of technology on these behaviours; improved measurement and assessment tools for assessment of cognitive decline; development of interventions with possible impmact on rate of cognitive and/or functional decline; impacts of COVID-19 and pandemic on psychosocial and cognitive outcomes

Perin, Charles

Computer Science

Visualization; human-computer interaction; health informatics; patient-generated data; quantified self; sports data visualization

Petrovskaya, Olga

Health Information Science & Nursing

 

eHealth; digital health; implementation of clinical information systems and patient portals

 Pauluth-Penner, Trudy

Applied Theatre

Advancing lifelong health and well-being through intergenerational applied theatre arts initiatives; how aging is portrayed in the media; aging over time; promoting holistic-person-and-capability-centred care for people with dementia; enhancing quality in residential care with older adults' family perspectives;policy development for psychosocial healthcare in long term care; reminiscence/life review therapeutic interventions for older adults; prevelance of arts in care facilities; supports, barriers in BC and nationally

Piccinin, Andrea

Psychology

Trajectories of cognitive change in normal aging and neurodegenerative disorders; impact of physical health changes on these trajectories; longitudinal research; role of (un)diagnosed ADHD in late life cognitive performance level and change

Rhodes, Ryan

Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

Behavioural medicine and behaviour change interventions; pyschology of physcial activity and sedentary behaviour; theories of motivation

Rush, Jonathan

Psychology

Intra-individual processes; well-being; longitudinal methodology and analyses

Sheets, Debra

Nursing

 

Healthy aging; technologies to support older adults; community-based interventions to support the independence of individuals with dementia; caregiver supports

Smith, André

Sociology

 

Aging and social capital; role of organizational culture in efforts to reduce anti-pyschotic medication in long term care; choir singing for individuals with dementia and their caregivers

Smith, Kurt

Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education 

Mechanism responsible for physiological adaptation in the cerebral vasculature throughout the lifepan; environmental factors that impact cerebrovascular function; sex differences in cerebrovascular regulation

Somanath, Sowmya

Computer Science

Human computer interaction; technology to support hands-on activities (e.g. building physical interactive artifacts); co-design; technology for health; assistive technologies; interaction design 

Stajduhar, Kelli

Nursing

 

Chronic and life-limiting conditions; palliative and end-of-life care; vulnerable and marginalized populations; familiy caregiving; health services, systems and policies for an aging population

Sukhawathanakul, Paweena

Psychology

Each childhood and adolescent indicators of mental health across the life span; best practices with regard to the prevention of injuries and promotion of road safety

Templeman, Nicole

Biology

 

Signaling pathways and molecular mechanisms that coordinate an organism's nutrtional status with metabollic responses, reproduction and maintenance of cell and tissue integrity with age: age-related changes from the molecular and cellular levels to the whole organism

Tremblay, Marie-Ève (Eve)

Division of Medical Sciences

Aging, stress, diet, lifestyle, infection immunity, microglia, learning, memory, cognition, neurodegenerative disease, animal models, post-mortem human brain samples, clinical studies, fluorescence, confocal and electron microscopy, behavioural analyses, molecular studies

Turner, Brianna

Psychology

Suicide and self-harm; disordered eating; risk-taking behaviours; micro-longitudinal methods; digital health; psychotherapy; behavioural therapy; Borderline Personality Disorder

Willerth, Stephanie

Mechanical Engineering/Division of Medical Sciences

Neural tissue models of age related disorders (e.g. Alzheimer's, Parkinson's)

Wynn, Jordana

Psychology

Eye movements; visusal attention; memory; cognitive aging

Zehr, E. Paul

School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

 Enhanced aging; interventions to improve balance and reduce falls

Zhang, Jie

Gustavson School of Business

How to deliver home care efficiently with a high level of continuity; how to organize adaptive service systems to support transistions through the aging process

Postdoctoral Fellows

Name

Research interests 

Heydari, Sepideh

Psychology

Brain health; healthy aging; multiple sclerosis; superaging; digital health technology; wearable medical devices; cognitive control; decision making; pain

Knight, Jamie

Psychology

jknight@uvic.ca 

Cognitive and olfaction, early diagnosis; neurodegenerative diseases

Lewis, Nathan

Psychology

nathanlewis@uvic.ca 

Cognitive reserve & resilience to dementia; early detection of cognitive change; relationship between physiologicalhealth and cognitive functioning

Sun, Yao

Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education

yaosun@uvic.ca

Neurophysiology; balance; posture control; fall prevention; aging; rehabilitaton; 

Thakkar, Vidhi

Nursing

Aging; palliative care; digital health; health equity; patient-oriented research; health services and policy research

Wagner, Sarah

Sociology

Long-term care; social isolation; digital inclusion; critical ethnography; digital storytelling; collaborative research

IALH Student Affiliates

 

Name

Research interests 

Anthony Theodore Amato

Social Dimensions of Health

Supervisor: Nathan Lachowsky 

HIV Health promotion in Gay/Bi and other men who have sex with men (MSM); health equity across generations

Masako Anderson

 Social Dimensions of Health

Supervisor: Kelli Stajduhar, Denise Cloutier

Death and dying; end of life care; advance care planning; older adult mental health; home care; older adult abuse/neglect/self-neglect; vulnerable adults, especially Japanese

Faria Athar

Biology

Supervisor: Nicole Templeman

Impact of nutrition and diet on aging; reproductive health; menopause; role of exercise on aging; reproductive aging; improving health and care outcomes for aged persons

Coady Babin

Social Dimensions of Health

Supervisor: Nathan Lachowsky

Health equity – specifically related to LGBTQ community, including autonomy and independence, access, experiences with health care systems

Tess Carswell

Mechanical Engineering

Supervisor: Josh Giles

Medical device design; female-specific lower limb prosthetic design; user-centred design of medical devices; human factors engeineering; patient-oriented research; sex and gender differences in lower limb amputees; patient assessment and rehabilitation; biomechanics; computational modeling

Matilde (Matty) Cervantes

Interdisciplinary

Supervisor: Denise Cloutier

Arts-based research; healthy aging; social determinants of health; mental health; social justice; environmental psychology; participatory action research

Tabitha Craig

School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

Supervisor: Kurt Smith

Effects of sex hormones on endothelial function; arterial stiffness in cerebrovasculature across the lifespan

Erin Donald

Nursing

Supervisor: Kelli Stajduhar

Pre-existing and mental illness and advancing life limiting conditions; health equality

Gillian Eades Telford

Social Dimensions of Health

Supervisors: Karen Courtney; Anastasia Mallidou

Community dwelling centanarians’ perceptions of life long successful aging predictors; qualitative research

Mina Emadi

Computer Science

Supervisor: Hosna Jabbari 

Bioinformatics; system biology; computational biology; machine learning; Alzherimer's disease

Amr Farghali

Health Information Science

Supervisor: Elizabeth Borycki

Clinical informatics; innovative technologies to improve clinical practice, workflow, enhanced outcomes and patient safety; analysis of clinical data; tools or applications to visualize disease analytics; use of digital health solutions on medication compliance; impact of digital health solutions on clinical outcomes

Kendall Fraser

Social Dimensions of Health

Supervisor: Denise Cloutier

Women 55+ who have experienced homelessness; use of life course perspective to understand cumulative impacts of homelessness on physical and mental health; support for women who have experienced homelessness to age safely in their communities; social isolation and loneliness of marginalized older women; the needs of LGBT women who have experienced homelessness

Junko Fukui Innes

School of Health Information

Supervisor: Abdul Vahabpour Roudsari 

Quality assurance; home support; seniors living independently at home; advanced analytics; technology 

Maddie Gregory

Psychology

Supervisor: Theone Paterson

Healthy aging; cognitive reserve; predictors of cognitive decline; psychological health

Kareen Hall

Health Information Science

Supervisor: Karen Courtney

Older adults; older adults and the intersection with digital health and health equity

Heather Hollman

School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

Supervisor: Ryan Rhodes

Physical activity; digial health; pregnancy and postpartum health; lumbopelvic pain; low back pain; pelvic girdle pain; health behaviours; family physical activity; psychology of physical activity

Sean Kiley

Music Composition & Psychology

Supervisors: Anthony Tan, Stuart MacDonald

Perception of time and memory; engagement with environment; factors that influence our perception and alter our states of mind; methods to enhance and optimize mind and body coherence so that alternative forms of healing may occur; cognitive disorders; attention deficit disorder

Amy Kim

Health Information Science

Supervisor: Abdul Roudsari

Mental health and addiction; clinical decision support; digital health

Heather Kwan

Psychology

Supervisor: Jodie Gawryluk

Using neuroimaging to understand both healthy and pathological aging; Alzheimer's disease; impact of various risk facotrs and their influence on outcomes of aging

Colleen Lacey

Psychology

Supervisor: Jodie Gawryluk

 Using neuroimaging and neuropsychological assessment measures to better understand healthy aging processes and neuropyschological conditions; investigating the use of non-pharmaceutical treatment (e.g. exercise) for neuropyschological conditions

 

Adrienne Lagura

Nursing

Supervisor: Dzifa Dordunoo

Adult cardiology; public health; transplant; health equity

Victor Lau

Division of Medical Sciences

Supervisor: Marie-Ève  Tremblay

Cellular senescence and aging; neuroimmune interactions and pharmacological treatments; role of glial cells in neurodegenerative disease and psychiatric disorders

Maybins Lengwe

Computer Science

Supervisor: Jens Weber

Digital health; visualization; human computer interaction

Cameron Lindsay

Health Information Science

Supervisor: Karen Courtney

Novel telehealth methodologies to improve access to Ear/Nose/Throat specialist services; use of health care proxies by ENT specialists for consultations, including use of specialized equipment

Cindy McDowell

Psychology

Supervisor: Stuart MacDonald

 Individual differences and cognitive health in the aging population; biological predictors of cognitive decline; risk and preventative factors; dementia symptom reduction reduction and social cognitive lifestyle interventions

Ashley Mollison

Social Dimensions of Health

Supervisor: Kelli Stajduhar

Palliative and end-of-life care; poverty and homelessness; equity-informed care; harm reduction

Jordan Monks

Social Dimensions of Health

Supervisors: Kelli Stajduhar, Nathan Lachowsky

Healthy aging; sexual health; health economics; older adult sexual health; STI prevention and treatment in older women

Dennis Natembeya

Health Information Science

Supervisor: Karen Courtney

Gerontology; social isolation in seniors; community health and home health monitoring solutions

Lisa Olhauser

Psychology

Supervisor: Jodie Gawryluk

 Neuropyscholgy; healthy aging;cognitive rehabilitation

Ashleigh Parker

Psychology

Supervisor: Jodie Gawryluk

Neuropsychology; neuroimaging through MRI; Alzheimer’s disease; subjective cognitive decline

Jessica Percy Campbell

Political Science

Supervisor: Colin Benett

Aging and technology; marketing towards senniors; technological solutions 

Brady Reive

Division of Medical Sciences

Supervisor: Hector Caruncho, Lisa Kalynchuk

Neuroscience

Aleah Ross

Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

Supervisor: Ryan Rhodes

Health psychology; physical activity and health behaviours; clinical populations

Sanjit Roy

Social Dimensions of Health

Supervisor: Rebecca Waburton

Healthy aging; quality of life for people living with Alzheimers and related dementias

Sebastian Santana

Psychology

Supervisor: Stuart MacDonald

Health interventions; health policy; cognitive health in later life

Vanessa Scarapicchia

Psychology

Supervisor: Jodie Gawryluk

Using neuroimaging technologyto better understand and prevent environmental and physiological factors that contribute to agerelated cognitive decline 

Morgan Schaeffer

Psychology

Supervisor: Theone Paterson

Determining psychological variables which may predict cognitive decline in older adults (e.g. personality traits; non-pharmalogical interventions for preventing/reversing cognitive decline such as psycho-education, mindfulness)

Kimberly Shapkin

Nursing

Supervisor: Esther Snagster-Gormely

Decision making in older adults; living well with dementia

Baeleigh VanderZwaag

Psychology

Supervisor: Mauricio Garcia-Barrera

Brain injury (particularly concussion) treatment; neurorehabiliation; brain health; alternative therapies/treatments

Rebecca Vendittelli

Psychology

Supervisor: Scott Hofer

Use of a mobile-based assessment application to measure psychosocial and lifestyle variables as well as cognition

Jeremy Viczko

Psychology

Supervisor: Collette Smart

Clinical psychology; neuropsycholog; self-regulation neuroscience; sleep and memory; mindfulness; meditation

Evangeline Wagner

Health Information Science

Supervisor: Elizabeth Borycki

At home assisted living; dementia care for patients and caregivers at home

Mattie Walker

Public Health and Social Policy

Supervisor: Nathan Lachowsky

Trans, Two Spirit and non-binary mental health; safety in the trauma support contexts for gender diverse populations; gender diverse young people; gender-based violence; community based trauma supports and violence response

Catherine Webster

Health Informatics 

Supervisors: Frances Lau; Jae-Yung Kwon

Nursing informatics; telehealth; interoperability across health regions; perceptions of HER adoption by clinical staff

Alex Wells

Public Health and Social Policy

Supervisor: Nathan Lachowsky

Role of LGBTQ2S recreational sports teams and leagues in supporting the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ2S individuals and communities; intergenerational nature of LGBTQ2S sports teams and leagues

Amanda Willms

Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

Supervisor: Sam Liu 

Promoting physical activity and lifelong health through mHealth solutions and financial incentives as extrinsic motivators

Alison Ziesel

Computer Science

Supervisor: Alex Thomo & Hosna Jabbari

Changes in gene expression over human aging; epigenetic changes in DNA and RNA over human againg

Sasha Zinovich

Sociology

Supervisor: Andre Smith

Impact of social influences on healthcare decisions; inequalities in access to healthcare; social influences on moral regualtion and ethical behaviour

Associate Members

Associate Members are retired UVic researchers who are interested in aging and/or lifelong health; former IALH Student Affiliates who have completed their degree(s) and are still conducting research on aging and/or lifelong health; post-doctoral fellows who are conducting research on aging and/or lifelong health with a supervisor associated with a non-UVic academic setting; researchers associated with a non-UVic academic setting; individuals associated with a community-based organization focusing on lifelong health and/or aging; or organizations that are interested in supporting research on lifelong health and/or aging.

Name

Position/Organization

Camille Angus

Epidemiologist & Research Affiliate, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria

Research interests: population health, optimal aging, cognitive health, social determinants of health, quality of life, health measurement, intersectionality, longitudinal methods, research data protection & sharing, authorship practices, research capacity development

 Elisabeth Antifeau

Regional Clinical Nurse Specialist, Palliative Care

Interior Health 

Carl Asche

Research Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

University of Illinois

Arlene Carson

Owner 

AJ Carson Consulting & Research

Neena Chappell

Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria

Founding Director of IALH

Chris Corbett

CSCW (Victoria)

Sarah-Louise Decrausaz

Social Sciences Faculty Grant Officer, University of Victoria

Elizabeth Dow

Owner

Dow Consulting in Gerontology

Elaine Gallagher

Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria

Former IALH Director

Taylor Hainstock

BC SUPPORT Unit - Vancouver Island Centre (Victoria)

 Arne Hetherington 

Independent researcher

Sherin Jamal

sherinj12011@gmail.com 

Public Health & Social Policy, University of Victoria

Research Interests: Immigrant, ethno-cultural and visible minority older adults' access to care; equity-oriented palliative approaches to care; long-term residential care; health services research

Sharon Koehn

Adjunct Professor, Department of Gerontology 

Simon Fraser University

 Principal, Sharon Koehn Research Consulting

Tammy Maclean

Postdoctoral Researcher, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

University of Toronto

Shaina Raza

CIHR Health Systems Impact Fellow, Public Health Ontario 

& University of Toronto

Kaitlyn Roland

University of Victoria Research Services

Research Interests: Parkinson's disease; dementia; caregiving; functional ability; activities of daily living; long-term care

Vicky Scott

Clinical Professor, School of Poulation and Public Health

University of British Columbia

Stacey Voll

Consultant

Rebecca Waburton

Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria

Laura Tamblyn Watts

Founder & CEO, CanAge

Amanda Webber

UVic Graduate, Masters of Psychology

Research Interests: executive functioning; TBI and concussions; modeling cognitive and daily functioning over time; impacts of COVID-19 on well-being