Project Director

Tamara Daly is a Professor at York’s School of Health Policy & Management; and is appointed to graduate programs in Health Policy & Equity; Critical Disability Studies; and Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies. Daly is Director of the York University Centre for Aging Research and Education and CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Care Work and Health. View profile here.




Researcher Roundtable

Gudmund Ågotnes, a postdoctoral fellow (PDF) and social anthropologist from Norway, brings experience in qualitative research on care services with multi-ethnic workforces. View profile here.




Donna Baines, Professor and Chair, Social Work and Policy Studies, University of Sydney, Australia, provides expert knowledge of care work, international comparative analyses and anti-oppressive theory with a focus on equity. View profile here.






Albert Banerjee, sociologist and CoFAS Marie Curie Research Fellow, Stockholm University, Sweden, will offer critical perspectives on FPE. View profile here.





Susan Braedley, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Carleton, contributes expertise on FPE, physical environments equity and access, long-term care (LTC), comparative social policy and mixed method research. View profile here.






Julia Brassolotto, Assistant Professor, Public Health, Lethbridge, and AIHS Research Chair in Rural Health and Well-being, brings expertise in care of older adults, health equity perspectives and using philosophical frameworks. View profile here.





Sienna Caspar, Assistant Professor, Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences-Therapeutic Recreation Program, is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and a dementia care specialist. View profile here.


Sara Charlesworth, brings socio-legal expertise on front-line aged care and care work migration. She is Professor and Deputy Head of School, Research & Innovation School of Management, and an executive of Centre for People, Organisation & Work, RMIT, Australia. View profile here.




Sally Chivers, Professor in English, Trent, is an expert in artistic communication through drama, film, and storytelling; she addresses cultural re- evaluations of aging, combining disability and aging studies, and assesses how attitudes towards aging influence practices. She will contribute to the contextual site analysis pivotal to understanding how “communities within communities” form and function. View profile here.







Jacqueline Choiniere, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, York, is a registered nurse with expertise in analysis of health reform, FPE, accountability, and women’s care work. View profile here.





Karine Côté-Boucher, Assistant Professor, School of Criminology, Université de Montréal, and researcher, Centre international de criminologie brings knowledge of immigration and refugee issues in multicultural societies. View profile here.





Rachel Gorman, Associate Professor, Critical Disability Studies, York, is an artist and activist with expertise in fine arts, cultural studies, transnational social movements, aesthetics of disability, and critiques of ideology. View profile here.








Lone Grøn, Senior Research Manager, VIVE, contributes expertise in medical and moral anthropology, phenomenology and aging, and ethnographic methods. View profile here.





Frode Fadnes Jacobsen, Professor, Elderly Care, Bergen University College, Norway, and Research Director, Centre for Care Research–Western Norway, has expertise in elderly care, health professionals, work culture, local knowledge systems and cultural aspects of health. View profile here.






Kate Laxer, Research Associate at York, is a sociologist with expertise in FPE, paid and unpaid care work, precarious employment, labour force mapping, and developing statistical databases for cross-national, inter-jurisdictional analyses. View profile here.








Monique Lanoix, Associate Professor, Public Ethics and Philosophy, Saint Paul University, contributes expertise in political philosophy, feminist philosophy and medical ethics. View profile here.







Martha McDonald, economist Professor and past Chair, Department of Economics, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, has expertise in FPE, and studies LTC, precarious work, and income security policy. View profile here.








Patricia D. McGuire, Kishebakabaykwe, Bizhiw nii doodem, Nindonjibaa Animbigoo zaaga’igan Aki, is Indian-Act-affiliated with Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek but has Lake Nipigon familial connections with Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek and Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek. She is Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Carleton and an Indigenous community helper with expertise creating respectful frameworks for inclusion of Indigenous knowledge(s). View profile here.



Beatrice Muller, is a PDF, Institute of Gerontology, Vechta and York, who studies care work in capitalist societies, feminist theory and care ethics. View profile here.






Tine Rostegaard, Professor, VIVE, Denmark, brings strong methodological skills and knowledge in family policy and aging such as rehabilitation, quality concepts and measurements, and care conditions. View profile here.








Mia Vabø (Co-A), Senior Researcher Centre for Welfare and Labour Research, Oslo, and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, is a sociologist with expertise in care work in aging and diversifying societies. View profile here.







Frank Tsen-Yung Wang, Professor, Social Work, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, brings expertise in LTC with a focus on indigenous and LGBT communities. He is Chair of the Taiwan Association of Family Caregivers and the Planning Committee of LTC of the Taiwanese government. He has expertise in institutional ethnography.View profile here.






Renate Ysseldyk, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Carleton University, brings social psychological perspectives on religion, online social interactions, coping and arts-based methods. View profile here.

Collaborator Roundtable

James Struthers, historian and Professor Emeritus, Trent, contributes expertise in LTC, regulation of nursing homes, home care policies, aging veterans, Canadian social policy and social welfare history. View profile here.







Ivy Bourgeault, Professor, Telfer School of Management and the Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, will contribute expertise on health professions, health policy and influencing health policy. View profile here.






Joel Lexchin, Professor Emeritus, York, Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, and emergency room physician, will provide expertise about LTC and pharmaceutical prescribing for seniors. View profile here.






Stephen Katz, Professor of Sociology, Trent, will provide insight on aging bodies, quantifying technologies, critical gerontology, biopolitics, and cognitive impairment. View profile here.






Sheila Neysmith, Professor Emeritus and former Associate Dean of Research, Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, brings extensive knowledge and experience engaging with policy issues impacting seniors. View profile here.






Research Coordinator

Emily McIntyre, Research Coordinator for Dr. Tamara Daly’s research program. Her research interests surround social justice, access to care, community care and disability rights. She was a researcher for Spinal Cord Injury Ontario to determine service gaps in Ontario. Emily has an MA in Critical Disability Studies from York University, and worked as a GA for Disability Rights Promotions International. She has previously taught at Queenstown Resort College and has directed and co-chaired events. She is a Technical Committee Member for ISO/TC 228. View profile here.




Kelsey Berg, Kelsey Berg is a doctoral student at the University of Lethbridge in Population Studies in Health. She completed her Masters of Public Health and certificate in Epidemiology at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois in 2017. Since this time, Kelsey has been part of the Research and Innovation Department in Population, Public, and Indigenous Health with Alberta Health Services. Her research focuses on social determinants of health and health equity.






Mariana Castelli Rosa, I have a B.A. in English and Portuguese from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, a M.A. in English Studies from the University of Heidelberg, Germany and I am currently pursuing a M.A. in Public Texts from Trent University, Canada. In September 2018,  I will start my Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at Trent University.







Kiki Chang, MA, M.Ed., RP, MTA, FAMI, Kiki holds master’s degree in music therapy (from Concordia University) and psychotherapy (from the University of Toronto). She is currently a PhD student in Health Policy and Equity at York University.  Prior to coming to York, she worked as a certified music therapist (MTA) at long-term care homes in the Toronto area.  Her research interests center around precarious labour and unpaid care work in long-term residential care.





Madeline Lamanna, Madeline Lamanna will be beginning her Master of Science in Health Sciences at Carleton University in September. Under the supervision of Dr. Renate Ysseldyk, her thesis will explore how Age-Friendly Community initiatives can better take into account the needs and experiences of older adults from a variety of ethnocultural backgrounds. She has also been awarded the SSHRC-CGS Master’s Scholarship. Madeline has graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and Psychology. At the University of Toronto, she conducted an independent research project on social isolation of older adults and public transportation and volunteered with the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE).




Anna Przednowek, M.ADS, MSW, RSW/PhD Candidate.  Anna is a registered Social Worker and a PhD Candidate in the School of Social Work at Carleton University.  Building on fourteen years of community practice, Anna’s doctoral research explores the impacts of Individualized Funding on familial care provision with persons labelled with Intellectual Disabilities in Ontario, Canada. Her interest in an “aging and disability” intersection stems from practice experience working with seniors labelled with Intellectual Disabilities and aging paid and familial care providers, and her work with her doctoral research supervisor Dr. Susan Braedley

Selected Publication:

Braedley, S., Owusu, P., Przednowek, A., & Armstrong, P. (2018). We’re told, ‘suck it up’: Long-term care workers’ psychological health and safety. Ageing International, 43(1), 91-109.