Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition and Aging
Cross appointed with the School of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science
My research is focused on improving the health and quality of life of older adults through food and nutrition. Frail older adults living in the community, recently transitioning from hospital and/or living in long term care residences are my focus. Persons with dementia and their care partners are a specific group of interest. I use mixed methods to answer a variety of research questions such as identification of malnutrition through implementation of screening and diagnosis processes and preventing poor food intake through multi-component interventions that address food access, food quality and mealtime experience. My research is practice focused with knowledge translation and implementation science components.
Graduate supervision and student opportunities
- Research volunteer
- Undergraduate thesis
- MSc thesis
- Coursework interns
- PhD thesis
- Postdoctoral fellowship
- Research assistant/coordinator
Please email me to discuss current available opportunities.
Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies
Knowledge translation, intervention design and implementation
Qualitative and quantitative methods
KIN 470: Seminar in Kinesiology
KIN 342: Nutrition and Aging
BASc, Univeristy of Guelph
MSc, McGill University
PhD, Western University
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