Christine Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 2005 from Dalhousie University and her Master of Arts (MA) in 2007 from the University of Manitoba. Her MA thesis research used qualitative methods to explore the role of organizational philosophies in shaping care interactions in two different organizations for people with disabilities. Dr. Kelly did her doctoral training at Carleton University in the School of Canadian Studies, receiving her degree in 2012. Her dissertation drew on feminist and disability theory and used qualitative methods to explore directly-funded home care in Ontario. This research found that directly-funded home care models change the meaning and practices of ‘care’ among disabled people and their attendants. This work warranted a Senate Medal upon graduation and was the basis for a full-length book titled Disability Politics and Care: The Challenge of Direct Funding (UBC Press, 2016).
Following her doctoral work, Dr. Kelly undertook postdoctoral training in the Institute of Population Health at the University of Ottawa funded by the Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-term Care, studying a policy decision to standardize care worker education in Ontario. In 2014, Dr. Kelly was awarded a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, held in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa. In this role, Dr. Kelly led a study exploring the role of youth in disability and health-related organizations funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In 2016, Dr. Kelly joined the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba as an Assistant Professor. She is a Research Affiliate with the Centre on Aging.

Research Keywords: Home care; long-term care; disability studies; qualitative methods; gender and feminist theory; sociology of health and illness; aging studies and cultural gerontology; Canadian health and social policy.


Christine Kelly, PhD
Associate Professor
Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine
University of Manitoba

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