Steering Committee

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Dr. Tamara Daly (Centre Director)

Dr. Tamara Daly

Director, York University Centre for Aging Research and Education (YU-CARE)

School of Health Policy and Management

Research interests:

Health equity for older adults through interdisciplinary lenses that address aging and long-term care, health and social care policy, formal and informal care systems, conditions of care and care work, and how gender and ethnicity shape access to health and social care.

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Dr. Joseph Baker

Dr. Joseph Baker (Centre Co-Chair)

Dr. Joseph Baker

School of Kinesiology and Health Science

Research interests:

Psychological and social factors that influence involvement in physical activity and sport across the lifespan.  In particular, I am trying to determine the role that societal stereotypes about growing older play in promoting a disengagement from physical activity and sport involvement thereby perpetuating and accentuating the decline in physical and cognitive abilities we typically see as we grow older.

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Dr. Gary Turner

Dr. Gary Turner (Centre Co-Chair)

Dr. Gary Turner

Department of Psychology

Research interests:

The overarching theme of my research involves the translation of cognitive neuroscience research into brain and behaviour-based rehabilitation interventions to enhance higher cognitive (i.e. executive) functioning in healthy aging, acquired brain injury and brain disease - an approach I describe as cognitive rehabilitation neuroscience.

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Dr. Mary Fox

Dr. Mary Fox

Dr. Mary Fox

School of Nursing

Research interests:

Comprehensive of function-focused interprofessional interventions to improve outcomes during older adults’ hospitalization. Her expertise includes qualitative and quantitative data analysis; systematic reviews; survey and intervention research; bedrest; and the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) model.

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Dr. Susan Murtha

Dr. Susan Murtha

Dr. Susan Murtha

Department of Psychology

Research interests:

Research explores the role of neuroplasticity in older adults. In particular, she is investigating external factors (such as technology, activity) that focus attention in older adults. Her ultimate aim is to improve cognitive performance such that older adults in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease can live independently longer in their own homes.

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