Dr. Hazel MacRae
Office: Evaristus Hall, Room 439
Phone: (902) 457-6537
BA University of Western OntarioMA Dalhousie UniversityPhD McMaster University Teaching
Primary courses taught by Dr. MacRae include Social Issues, Deviance, Aging, Becoming Social, and Health and Illness.
Dr. MacRae’s research interests focus on issues pertaining to aging, older women, self and social identity, and health and illness. For a number of years she has conducted research on early-stage Alzheimer disease, investigating its impact on families, familial caregivers, and persons living with the illness. More recently her work has focused on the healthcare experiences and concerns of older women, in particular their experiences with physicians and the healthcare system. Currently she is working on a research project that investigates older men’s perceptions of health, health concerns, and experiences with healthcare professionals and the healthcare system.
MacRae, H. (2016). “My opinion is that doctors prefer younger people”: Older women, physicians and ageism. Ageing & Society, 1-27, doi: 10.1017/S0144686X16001021
MacRae, H. (2016). “It’s my body, my future”: Older women’s views of their interactions with physicians. Journal of Women& Aging, 28, 3, 211-224, doi: 10.1080/08952841.2014.950910
MacRae, H. (2015). Not too old, not too young: Older women’s perceptions of physicians. Canadian Journal on Aging, 34, 4, 545-560, doi: 10.1017/S0714980815000367
MacRae, H. (2011). Self and other: The importance of social interaction and social relationships in shaping the experience of early-stage Alzheimers disease. Journal of Aging Studies,25(4), 445-456. doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2011.06.001
MacRae, H. (2010). Managing identity while living with Alzheimer’s disease. Qualitative Health Research,20(3), 293-305. doi:10.1177/1049732309354280
MacRae, H. (2008). Managing courtesy stigma: The case of Alzheimer’s disease. Sociology of Health & Illness,21(1), 54-70. doi:10.1111/1467-9566.t01-1-00142
MacRae, H. (2008). ‘Making the best you can of it’: living with early-stage Alzheimers disease. Sociology of Health & Illness,30(3), 396-412. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9566.2007.01056.x
MacRae, H. (2002). The identity maintenance work of family members of persons with Alzheimers disease. Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement,21(03), 405-415. doi:10.1017/s0714980800001720
MacRae, H. (1998). Managing feeling: Caregiving as emotion work. Research on Aging, 20(1), 137-160. doi:10.1177/0164027598201007
Selected Presentations / Events
Paper presentation: “Managing the medical encounter: Strategies older women employ during interactions with physicians, at the Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2016, May 11th to May 13th
Paper presentation: “It’s my body, my future”: Older women’s experiences with and views of their interactions with physicians” at the 42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meetings of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2013, October 17th to October 19th
Paper presentation: “Gender Inequality: Older Women and Health”. At the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Sociological Association, University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University, Fredericton, May 2011.
Keynote speaker at the Annual Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia’s Awareness Breakfast fundraiser, January 2010
Poster presentation: “I Don’t Think I’ve Changed a Heck of a lot”: Loss of self and Alzheimer’s Disease”. At the sixth World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France, July 2009.