Team

Lisette Dansereau (she/her) received her MA (Sociology) in 2018 from the University of Manitoba. Her MA thesis was a qualitative exploration of the ways that non-professional care workers manage their emotions, focusing on the feeling rules and structural influences that shape emotional labour in paid care work. Lisette is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba under the supervision of Dr. Kelly, and her thesis investigates choice and risk among older adults and their carers in the Self and Family Managed Care program in Manitoba. Lisette has been a research assistant in seven projects examining topics that include home care systems, violence and care, and experiences of care among older adults, informal carers and family, and care workers. In 2018 Ms. Dansereau was awarded the Jack McDonnell Award for Research in Aging from the Manitoba Centre on Aging and received fellowship support from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Research Interests: Home care, care work, caregiving, emotion, health systems and policy, critical gerontology, relational sociology, feminist care theory, knowledge mobilization.

Kevin Balkaran (he/his) is an emerging researcher in Canadian health and healthcare policy. Highlights of Kevin’s appointment include assisting in the preparation of several grant proposals to competitive funding agencies, summarizing academic articles to the public, developing high quality infographics, and communication management. Kevin is currently a Master of Science student in Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, where he plans to study the role of violence policies in home care settings.

Research interests: Healthcare policy, Canadian healthcare system, violence in home care, qualitative methodology.

Jen Hammond Sebring (they/their) is a Master’s student in Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. They completed their honours BA at the University of Winnipeg in Women’s and Gender Studies (2019). Their thesis work explores experiences of medical micro-trauma in women and gender minorities living with chronic illness.

Research Interests: Arts-based methods, critical health studies, xhronic illness & medical trauma, sisability arts & culture, deminist cultural studies, gender, health, and embodiment.

Twitter: @JenHSebring
Website: jhammondsebring.ca

Elizabeth Tingey (she/her) is a Bachelor of Science student at the University of Manitoba, in the general science program. My area of focus is on both chemistry and biology. On this team, I work as a Research Assistant. Alongside my endeavors in physiological/scientific based on work, I have a prevailing interest and passion for public health research.

Yuns Oh (he/him) received an MSc from the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He went on to a PhD at the Pohang University of Science and Technology. He is the Research Associate- Research Coordinator for Dr. Christine Kelly’s research activities.

Research Interests: Direct funding, home care, health equity, disability studies.

Barbara Borges (she/her) received her Ph.D (Education) and her Graduate Specialization in Aging (Centre on Aging) from the University of Manitoba, in 2018. Her PhD research was a qualitative ethnographic study that explored how older adults in Brazil and Canada perceive education that has been designed specifically for them how they understand it to be linked to health promotion. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre on Aging, she works on a research related to the quality of life of older adults with dementia. As Research Associate at the Community Health Sciences – University of Manitoba, Barbara works as the Research Associate – Project Coordinator for the Perennial Policy Issues in Directly-Funded Home Care in Canada research project.

Research Interests: health promotion, education for older adults, lifelong learning, (dis)ageism, social justice, health equity, Queer theories and aging, qualitative methodologies.