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Áine M. Humble
Professor (on sabbatical July 1 to Jan 31, 2020)
BHEc, MSc (Alberta), PhD (Oregon State), CFLE

Email: aine.humble@msvu.ca
Phone: (902) 457-6109
Office: Evaristus 321

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1. Academia.edu profile

2. Facebook: I am listed as “Aine Marie Humble” Please note: If you are on Facebook, you can
see my postings (about research, teaching, issues related to families and gerontology, and
sometimes just about life!) or send me a message on Facebook without having to be a
“Facebook friend”. However I am always looking for new Facebook friends (with people I
know).

3. I am also on Twitter — My most recent tweets are posted to the left, and you can follow me
at “ProfHumble”!

Biography

I completed my PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, with a minor in Women Studies, at Oregon State University. I have an undergraduate degree in Home Economics, with a major in Family Studies, and a Master’s degree in Family Life Education. I also have a diploma in Early Childhood Development. I am certified as a Family Life Educator (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations.

My primary research interest focuses on family dynamics related to family rituals and transitions, in particular the transition to marriage. I have also increasingly been studying same-sex couples and LGBT aging issues. My secondary research interests involve older women and healthy aging and qualitative research methods. Training workshops in Canada on qualitative software (with a focus on MAXQDA) are available through my consulting company, Fada Research Consulting (fadaconsulting@gmail.com).

I have supervised graduate student theses in the following areas: (a) family work, (b) retirement, (c) gay and lesbian families/LGBTQ aging, (d) women and aging, and (e) sexuality education.

I have taught many undergraduate courses at MSVU: introduction to family studies, healthy aging, resilient families, research methods, social and family theories, women and aging, adult development and aging, retirement, understudied intimate relationships, family life education, and interpersonal communication skills. I have taught graduate courses in research methods (quantitative and qualitative), qualitative research methods, family life education, and family relations across the life course. I taught other courses prior to being at MSVU on topics such as child development, family development/dynamics, and women’s experiences in families. The courses I am teaching this year are listed below.

Courses taught in the 2020-2021 year

Winter 2020 term:

None

Winter 2021 term:

FSGN 2100.18 Healthy Aging (online)
FSGN 2312.01 Resilient Families

Qualitative Research Resources:

Guide to transcribing- Feb 2009 (PDF- 36 KB)
Qualitative Research Resources- Nov 2018 (PDF- 787 KB)

Research Interests

  • family rituals/transitions
  • women and healthy aging
  • division of unpaid work in the home
  • intimate relationships
  • qualitative methodology
  • computer-assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS)
  • same-sex couples, aging LGBTQ individuals
  • social construction of gender
  • women and retirement

Selected Recent Publications*

* Please visit my profile at the MSVU E-Commons, where pre- or post-print versions of some of these articles may be available.

ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1429-5869
Mock, S., Walker, E., Humble, A. M., DeVries, B., Gutman, G., Gahagan, J., Chamberland, L., Aubert, P,, & Fast, J. (2019). The role of information technology and communication technology (ICT) in end-of-life planning among a sample of Canadian LGBT older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0733464819848634

DeVries, B., Gutman, G., Humble, A. M., Gahagan, J., Chamberland, L., Aubert, P,, Fast, J., & Mock, S. (2019). End-of-life preparations among LGBT older Canadian adults: The missing conversation. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 88(4), 358-379. doi:10.1177/0091415019836738

Humble, A. M.
, & Radina, E. (Eds.). (2019). Real stories of how qualitative data analysis happens:Moving beyond “themes emerged”. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis. doi:10.4324/9781315171647

Gahagan, J., Humble, A. M., Gutman, G., & de Vries, B. (2018). Older LGBT adults’ end-of-life conversations: Findings from Nova Scotia, Canada. Atlantis, 39(1), 31-40.

Humble, A. M., & Price, C. A. (2017). Individuals and family coping in later life. In C. Price & K. Bush (Eds.), Families and change: Coping with stressful events and transitions (5th ed., pp. 119-136). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Berwick, S., & Humble, A. M. (2016). Older women’s negative psychological and physical experiences with injectable cosmetic procedures to the face. Journal of Women & Aging, 29(1), 51-62. doi:08952841.2015.1063954

Humble, A. M. (2016). “She didn’t bat an eye”: Canadian same-sex wedding planning and support from the wedding industry. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 12, 277-299. doi:1550428X.2015.106578

Humble, A. M., & Green, M. (2016). Qualitative research in the Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement: An 18-year analysis (1995-2012). Canadian Journal on Aging, 35, 131-144. doi:10.1017/S0714980815000628

Few-Demo, A., Humble, A. M., Curran, M. A., & Lloyd, S. (2016). Queer theory, intersectionality, and LGBT-parent families: Transformative critical pedagogy in family theory. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8(1), 74-94. doi:10.1111.jftr.12127
Winner of the 2017 Wiley Prize in Family Science (Alexis Walker Award) for the best family science
paper published in a Wiley journal in 2015 and 2016

Humble, A. M. (2015). Guidance in the world of computer assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS) software programs. [Review essay of Using software in qualitative research: A step-by-step guide (2nd ed.)]. FQS–Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 16(2), Article 22.

Humble, A. M. (2015).Wedding work (Method in Practice Report #9). [On-line supplement to Sage Publications’ Companion Website to L. Richards’ Handling qualitative data (3rd ed.).

Humble, A. M. (2014). Wedding work (Method in Practice Report #9). [On-line supplement to Sage Publications’ Companion Website to L. Richards’ Handling qualitative data (3rd ed.).

Sharp, E. A., Zvonkovic, A., Humble, A. M., & Radina, E. (2014). Cultivating the family studies terrain: A synthesis of qualitative conceptual articles. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 6(2), 139-168. doi:10.1111/jftr.12037

Rose, H. A., & Humble, A. M. (2014). Canada’s patchwork policy: Family policy in the Canadian context. In M. Robila (Ed.), Family policies across the globe (pp. 357-372). New York: Springer.

Humble, A. M. (2013). Moving from ambivalence to certainty: Older same-sex couples marry in Canada. Canadian Journal on Aging, 32(2), 131-144. doi:10.1017/S0714980813000196
(Copyright © Canadian Association on Gerontology, 2013)

Ross, P., Humble, A. M., Blum, I. (2013). Sexuality and HIV/AIDS: An exploration of older heterosexual women’s knowledge levels. Journal of Women & Aging, 25(2), 165-182. doi:10.1300/ J074v19n03_06

Humble, A. M. (2012). Qualitative data analysis software: A call for understanding, detail, intentionality, and thoughtfulness. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 4(2), 122-137. doi:10. 1111/j.1756-2589.2012.00125.x

Selected Recent Conference Presentations

de Vries, B., Gutman, G., Chamberland, L., Fast, J., Gahagan, J., Humble, A.,& Mock, S. (2017, July). Preparation for end-of-life among LGBT older Canadians. Paper presented at the IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA.

Paterson, S., & Humble, A. M. (2016, October). End-of-life preparation: A comparison of gay men and lesbians. Poster presented at the 45th annual scientific and educational meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Montreal, Quebec.

de Vries, B., Gutman, G., Fast, J., Mock, S., Chamberland, L., Humble, A., Gahagan, J., & Aubert, P. (2015, November). Preparations for end of life among older LGBT individuals. Paper presented at the 68th annual scientific meeting of the Gerontology Society of American, Orlando, Florida.

Larkin, T., & Humble, A. M. (2015, June). Why bi? Bisexual individuals’ coming out experiences. Paper presented at the annual Guelph Sexuality Conference, Guelph, ON.

Gutman, G., de Vries, B., Gahagan, J., Humble, A., Fast, J., Mock, S., Chamberland, L., & Firlotte, K. (2015, May). End-of-life conversations with older LGBT adults: Needs of an “invisible” community. Paper presented at Public Health 2015 (Canadian Public Health Association’s annual conference), Vancouver, BC.

Humble, A. M. (2014, November). Qualitative research trends in gerontology: An 18-year analysis of 7 journals (1995-2012). Poster presented at the 67th annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Humble, A. M., & Berwick, S. (2014, November). Women’s transformed lives as a result of negative experiences with facial injections: A feminist phenomenological analysis. Poster presented at the 67th annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Humble, A. M. (2013, November). Same-sex weddings in Canada: An ecological analysis of support. Poster presented at the 75th annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, San Antonio, Texas.

Berwick, S., & Humble, A. M. (2013, October). I’d rather feel good than look young: Women’s transformed lives as a result of negative experiences with facial injections. Poster presented at the 42nd annual scientific and educational meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Humble, A. M., & Green, M. (2013, October). Qualitative research trends in the Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement: An 18-year analysis (1995 – 2012). Poster presented at the 42nd annual scientific and educational meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Humble, A. M., & Boswell, J. (2012, November). An exploration of the relationship between retirement reasons and retirement congruency. Poster presented at the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging 20th Anniversary Conference “Our future is aging: Current research on knowledge, practice, and policy”, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Byrne, J., & Humble, A. M. (2012, November). Retirement decisions and outcomes among women caregivers who retired to give care in rural Nova Scotia. Poster presented at the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging 20th Anniversary Conference “Our future is aging: Current research on knowledge, practice, and policy”, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Humble, A. M. (2012, June). Bells and whistles: A critical examination of qualitative data analysis software. Paper presented at the 29th annual meeting of The Qualitative Analysis Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Boswell, J., & Humble, A. M. (2011, October). Choice in the retirement decision: An exploration of factors differentiating between low, moderate, and high retirement congruency. Paper presented at the annual scientific and educational meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Ottawa, ON.

Humble, A. M. (2011, October). Icing on the cake: A qualitative inquiry into older lesbian and gay men’s wedding experiences. Paper presented at the annual scientific and educational meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Ottawa, ON.

Department of Family Studies and Gerontology

Mount Saint Vincent University
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