About our Research Team

Our research team brings together faculty and students with expertise in social gerontology, social work and social policy:

Amanda Grenier
Dr. Amanda Grenier

Principal Investigator

Dr. Amanda Grenier is a Professor in the Department of Health, Aging & Society at McMaster.

Chris Phillipson
Professor Chris Phillipson


Chris Phillipson is the co-Director of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing.

Karen Kobayashi
Dr. Karen Kobayashi


Dr. Karen Kobayashi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria.

Professor Patrik Marier


Professor Patrik Marier is the Scientific Director of CREGÉS, a university research center at the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network.

Debbie Laliberte Rudman
Dr. Debbie Laliberte Rudman


Dr. Debbie Laliberte Rudman is Associate Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University.

Stephanie Hatzifilalithis
Stephanie Hatzifilalithis

Research Assistant

Stephanie Hatzifilalithis is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Health Aging and Society, Faculty of Social Science at McMaster University.