Research affiliates

Name

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 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

 

 

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

Bruce, Anne

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing

 

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

Chappell, Neena

Professor Emeritus

Sociology

 

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

 

Effects of exercise on the human brain

Cloutier, Denise

Professor

Department of Geography

 

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

 

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

Deckha, Maneesha

Professor

Faculty of Law

 

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 promotion; accounting; finance; and worksite wellness

Gallagher, Elaine

Professor Emeritus

School of Nursing

 

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

Garcia-Barrera, Mauricio

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

 

Clinical neuropsychology; executive functioning; concussions; neuroimaging

Gawryluk, Jodie

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

 

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 Emertus

School of Public Health and Social 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

 

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

 

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

 

Biomedical, professional, and information ethics

Kobayashi, Karen

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

Liu, Sam

Assistant Professor 

Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

samliu@uvic.ca

 Chronic disease prevention and management, eHealth/mHealth, Big Data and health surveillance, Physical activity, Health promotion

MacDonald, Stuart

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

 

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

 

Healthcare; aging; interdisciplinary practice; rural communities

Mallidou, Anastasia

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing

 

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

Masson, Michael

Professor

Psychology

mmasson@uvic.ca

 

Cognition and action, human memory, Bayesian analysis of data

McGowan, Patrick

Associate Director, Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, Ladner office

Professor

School of Public Health and Social Policy

 

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

Moreau, Jeannine

Professor Emeritus

Nursing

jmoreau@uvic.ca 

 

Gerontology, women and violence, nursing education

Moss, Pamela

Professor

Studies in Policy and Practice

 

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

 

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

 

Life-span development; developmental research methods

Price, Morgan

Adjunct Professor

Computer Science; Division of Medical Sciences

 

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

 

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

Rhodes, Ryan

Associate Director, Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health

Professor

School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

 

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

Sheets, Debra

Professor 

School of Nursing

 

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

Smart, Colette

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

 

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

 

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

Stajduhar, Kelli

Professor

School of Nursing

 

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 Emeritus

Department of Psychology

 

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

Warburton, Rebecca

Associate Professor

School of Public Administration

 

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

Zehr, E. Paul

Professor, MSFHR Biomedical Research Scholar

School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

 

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