KNPE 335 – Healthy Aging
I am currently a research fellow and PhD student in Health Quality – in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s. I also completed my undergraduate degree and masters degree in the SKHS. During my undergraduate and masters degree, I also worked in various healthcare and rehabilitation settings, such as a dietary aid at the Sienna Living Rosewood Retirement Residence, a kinesiologist and physiotherapy assistant at Quinte Orthopedics, and program developer and instructor at Kingston Community Health Centres. Currently, I am also a part time Ambulance Communications Officer with Kingston Health Science Centre, and work as a graduate research fellow for my PhD supervisor, Dr. Rylan Egan. I have diverse experiences conducting research in topics related to Kinesiology, Health Studies, and Health Quality, where I have been involved in multiple large multi-disciplinary and international studies.
My doctoral research focuses on investigating the mental health implications for patients and their caregivers when an older adult is admitted into a long-term care facility in Canada. Specifically, I am investigating the differences between caregiver relationships (i.e., intimate, familial, and non-intimate) and the health condition of the older adult (i.e., cognitive ailment, physical ailment, or both).