Green College Population Health Lecture Series: The Future is Aging: Demographic Contexts, Policy and Practice Agendas, Research Opportunities
Anne Martin-Matthews, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
University of British Columbia
This presentation will place the aging of Canada's population in international context. It will consider implications of population aging for health services and systems (especially in relation to cognitive impairment, mobility in aging, and home care); and it will address the research opportunities of more longitudinal lenses and emerging scientific perspectives.
About the Speaker:
Anne Martin-Matthews has recently completed two terms (2004-2011) as the Scientific Director of the Institute of Aging, one of 13 national Institutes of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Since coming to UBC in 1998, she has held positions as Associate Dean Research, Associate Dean Strategic Initiatives, and Dean pro tem in the Faculty of Arts. She has been a member of the Department of Sociology since 2008.
Professor Martin-Matthews’ publications include two books, Aging and Caring at the Intersection of Work and Home Life: Blurring the Boundaries; Widowhood in Later Life; three edited volumes (on methodology; policy development; and Canadian gerontology in international context); and over 140 papers on health and social care, aging and social support, work - family balance, and rural aging. She is President of the Research Committee on Aging of the International Sociological Association (2010-2014). A former Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal on Aging (1996-2000), she is a member of the editorial boards of Ageing and Society (UK), the Journal of Aging Studies (US), the Policy Press (UK) series on ‘Ageing and the Life Course’ and the Advisory Board for the Sage Handbook of Interview Research (2nd edition).
She is a Fellow of the (U.S.) Gerontological Society of America and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She holds a Distinguished Alumnus Award from McMaster University; a Commemorative Medal for the
Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, awarded by the Canadian Association on Gerontology; and an Honorary Degree in Civil Law from Newcastle University (UK). As of December 2011, she has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of UBC’s Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.