Aging-focused researchers at the University of Waterloo

meet the team

Below is a list of aging-focused researchers, and other faculty and staff members who participate in the Network for Aging Research (NAR). Learn more about our history.



English Language and Literature


Sociology and Legal studies


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (MME)

Systems Design Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering


School of Planning

Geography and Environmental Management

Environment, Resources and Sustainability


Kinesiology and Health Sciences

stacey acker portrait
Stacey Acker ResearchGate
portrait of michael barnett-cowan
Michael Barnett-Cowan ResearchGate
portrait of ​Michaela Devries-Aboud
Michaela Devries-Aboud ResearchGate
clark dickerson
Clark Dickerson ResearchGate
robin duncan
Robin Duncan ResearchGate
lora Giangregorio
Lora Giangregorio Research Scientist, Research Institute for Aging (RIA); ResearchGate
richard hughson
Richard Hughson Research Scientist, RIA; Schlegel Research Chair, Vascular Aging and Brain Health; ResearchGate
heather keller
Heather Keller Schlegel Research Chair, Nutrition and Aging; Research Scientist, Agri-food for Healthy Aging; ResearchGate
andrew laing
Andrew Laing Director, Injury Biomechanics and Aging Laboratory; Research Scientist, RIA; ResearchGate
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Monica Maly ResearchGate
bill mcilroy
Bill McIlroy Department Chair, Kinesiology; Researcher, Neurological Patient Database (NPD); ResearchGate
laura middleton
Laura Middleton Research Scientist, RIA; Researcher, NPD; ResearchGate
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Marina Mourtzakis ResearchGate
Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo
Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo Website; ResearchGate
joe quadrilatero
Joe Quadrilatero ResearchGate
eric roy
Eric Roy Director, Waterloo Research in Aging Participant (WRAP) Pool; Researcher, NPD; cross appointment with Psychology; ResearchGate
james rush
James Rush Professor, Vice-president Academic Provost; ResearchGate
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Richard Staines Associate Dean of Research; Researcher, NPD
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Jackie Stapleton Librarian (assists with Health research)
ken stark
Ken Stark Research Scientist, Agri-food for Healthy Aging ResearchGate
russell tupling
Russell Tupling ResearchGate
karen van ooteghem
Karen Van Ooteghem ResearchGate
richard wells
Richard Wells Director, Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD); ResearchGate

School of Public Health Sciences

Recreation and Leisure Studies


Computer Science

Statistics and Actuarial Science




School of Optometry and Vision Science

School of Pharmacy

Conrad Grebel University College

Theological Studies

Renison University College

School of Social Work

Staff members at UWaterloo

Office of Research