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Janice Keefe

Dr. Janice Keefe,

Dr. Janice Keefe received her BA in Sociology from the University of Prince Edward Island, her MA in Sociology/Anthropology from the University of Guelph, and her PhD in Family Relations and Human Development in the Department of Family Studies at the University of Guelph. Prior to coming to Mount Saint Vincent University in 1990 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gerontology, Dr. Keefe worked in public municipal home care. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Gerontology. In July 2002 Dr. Keefe was selected as the Mount’s first Canada Research Chair in Aging and Caregiving Policy and was awarded funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to develop the Maritime Data Centre for Aging Research & Policy Analysis. Recently, she was appointed Director of the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging and the Lena Jodrey Chair in Gerontology.

Dr. Keefe’s research areas include informal caregiving, specifically work and elder care, financial compensation and assessment, human resource issues, rural aging, and continuing care policy. Dr. Keefe has published many peer-reviewed articles, technical reports and has been invited to present her research at regional, national, and international conferences.

Her professional activities include membership on the board of directors for the Canadian Association on Gerontology as Chair of the Social Science Division. In addition, in 2003 Dr. Keefe was appointed Member of the Advisory Board for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Aging.

Dr. Keefe teaches courses in social policy and research methods in the Master of Arts in Family Studies and Gerontology program. Dr. Keefe also provides mentorship and supervision to a number of graduate students in the program.