Preet Chauhan

 
I am a third year doctoral student in Developmental Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Nicky Newton at Wilfrid Laurier University. My dissertation, funded by International Society for Study of Behavioral Development- Jacobs Foundation Fellowship for Early Career Scholars, examines the role of social support provided by a volunteer-based telephone helpline program in older adults’ lives. To extend my current research, I am also working with Dr. Boger’s Intelligent Technologies for Wellness and Independent Living team to design and evaluate innovative technology-based applications which promote healthy aging. Through advocacy, research, and creating innovative products, I am passionate about enhancing older adults’ and their care-partners' health, well-being, social connections, and overall quality of life.