Research Interests:

  • Aging Workforce

  • Ageism

  • Workplace Transitions

  • Retirement and Pensions

  • Gender and Work History

  • Parenting in Academia

Research Grants:

2006- present   Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster. Value: $2,097,000 (Co-Investigator).

2011 Research Achievement Award, Nipissing University. Value: $5,000.

2010-2012 Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC): Challenges for Canada’s Retirement Income System. Value: $55,500 (Co-Investigator).

2009-2010 National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) / Networks of Excellence: Geriatric Interest Groups. Value: $5,160 (Researcher/ Faculty Regional Coordinator).

2005-2008 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population: SEDAP II: Canada in the 21st Century: Moving Towards an Older Society. Value: $2,500,000 (Collaborator).

2004-2008 Nipissing University: New Faculty Start-up Research Grant, Employers’ Attitudes and Practices Toward Older Workers: An Exploratory Investigation. Value: $3,500 (Principal Investigator).

Research Networks/ Organizational Affiliations:

2013- Nipissing Representative, Ontario Interdisciplinary Council for Aging and Health (OICAH), Council of Ontario Universities

2012- Leader, Aging and Paid Work Thematic Committee, SSHRC Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster

2008- Member, SSHRC Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster

2008- Member, National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)

2004- Member, Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health

2004- Member, Canadian Sociological Association

2002- Member, Gerontological Society of America

1999- Member, Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population

1995- Member, Canadian Association on Gerontology