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Faculty - November 2016



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J Keefe photoJanice Keefe, Ph.D. (Guelph)
Chair
(902) 457-6466
msvu.ca

Research Interest(s):

  • Family/friend caregiving
  • Alzheimer disease & related dementia 
  • Seniors housing  
  • Continuing care policy 



Aine HumbleÁine Humble, Ph.D. (Oregon State)
Graduate Program Coordinator
(902) 457-6109
msvu.ca    

Research Interest(s):

  • Division of unpaid family work
  • Family rituals
  • Healthy aging
  • Intimate relationships
  • Qualitative methodology
  • Qualitative data analysis software
  • Same-sex families
  • Social construction of gender
  • Women and retirement


Norris Headshot  1 2017Deborah Norris, Ph.D. (Dalhousie)*
(902) 457-6376
msvu.ca

*On sabbatical July 1 to December 31, 2017

Research Interest(s):

  • Military families
  • Critical theories
  • Family relations and social support
  • Qualitative research
  • Health and social service needs of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities
  • Family violence



Dr. Zimmer

Zachary Zimmer, Ph.D. (Michigan)
(902) 457-5541
msvu.ca

Research Interest(s):

  • Intergenerational relations
  • Disablement
  • Global population aging
  • Migration
  • Demographic change
  • Health disparities 


Susan Stevens

Susan Stevens, BSW (Dalhousie), MEd (Dalhousie), RSW
Adjunct Professor
(902) 457-6321
Email:  susan.stevens2@msvu.ca

Research Interest(s):

  • Home care
  • Long term care
  • Family/friend care giving
  • Continuing care policy
  • Healthy aging
  • Aging populations
  • First Nations continuing care


John Whelan

John Whelan, Ph.D. (New Brunswick)
Adjunct Professor
Email:  msvu.ca

Research Interest(s):

  • Social determinants of mental health
  • Military cultural identity and traumatic stress reactions
  • Masculine values in first response organizations
  • Psychological sense of community and mental health
  • Group therapy applications

Department of Family Studies and Gerontology

Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3M 2J6

Department telephone: (902) 457-6321
Department fax: (902) 457-6134
Dept's main office: Evaristus Hall, Room 318