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October 26, 2016
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Paula Fletcher

Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Graduate Coordinator

Areas of Expertise: Health; Aging; Fall prevention for seniors; Risk factors for falling; Parents of children with cancer; Living with gastrointestinal disorders (Irritable Bowel Syndrome/ Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

Biography: Dr. Fletcher’s research interests are diverse in nature and are linked by the common thread of risk, or more specifically, risk reduction.  Her research program broadly deals with health and well-being.  The overall goal of this research is to…

519.884.0710 ext.4159

Dawn Guthrie

Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education and Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise: Aging; Health services research; home care services; Quality indicators; Risk adjustment methods; Assessment systems for older adults and people with disabilities; combined vision and hearing loss; palliative care;

Biography: My research mainly focuses on understanding the needs and abilities of older adults with disabilities, and their caregivers, including individuals receiving home care services, palliative care and adults with sensory impairments. My research typically…

519-884-0710 ext.2590

Dana Sawchuk

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Sociology of Aging Sociology of Religion Sociology of Social Movements

Biography: I joined the Department of Sociology in …

519.884.0710 ext.2306

Joan Norris

Dean, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Areas of Expertise: Adult development and aging; Intergenerational family relationships; Gambling

Biography: Joan E. Norris is Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Professor of Psychology. She has studied and taught adult development for nearly 30 years and has published widely in the field. She has a special interest in successful aging and…

519-884-0710 ext.3324

Diano Marrone

Associate Professor, Psychology

Areas of Expertise: Neurobiology of Aging

Biography: Dr. Marrone is a behavioural neuroscientist who studies neurophysiology and gene expression related to learning and memory, with a particular emphasis on the neurobiology of ageing and age-related disease. He joined the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid…

(519) 884-0710 ext.2990

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