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Norah Keating

Professor Emerita

Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences

Human Ecology

About Me

Job/Research Area: Families and aging; public policy (health and continuing care, labour, income security)

Awards and Distinctions

  • Alberta Association on Gerontology Mary Morrison Award for commitment to the field of gerontology (2014)
  • Australia Association on Gerontology Gary Andrews Fellow Award (2014)
  • Director, The Global Social Initiative on Ageing, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (2011-present)
  • Research on Aging, Policies and Practice awarded designation of Collaborating Centre, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (2009)   
  • Chair, North American Region, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (2007-2011)
  • Killam Professorship, University of Alberta (2007-2008)
  • Veterans Affairs Canada Certificate of Recognition (2007)
  • Fellow, Gerontological Society of America (2006)                             
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2006)     
  • Canadian Association on Gerontology Evelyn Shapiro Mentoring Award (2006)
  • International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Leadership Award (2004)
  • Tower Fellow, University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand (2003)

Research

Research Interests: Dr. Norah Keating is a family gerontologist who is interested in issues faced by older adults and their families. As Director of IAGG's Global Social Initiative on Ageing, her research and capacity-building focuses on families and aging, liveability of older adults, and care. She is engaged in international research on the liveability of communities for older adults in Australia, Canada and South Africa. She is often called upon to consult with or advise provincial, national and international governments and NGOs on policy related to the social inclusion of older adults and family caregiving. Most recently she was involved with the World Health Organization in writing their World Report on Ageing and Health, and advising on the development of the action plan that emerges from the report. In 2014, Dr. Keating was awarded the Alberta Association on Gerontology Mary Morrison Award for her longstanding commitment to the field of gerontology.


Teaching

Graduate Students Currently Supervised

  • Sharon Anderson (PhD)
  • Shanika Donalds (PhD)
  • Jasneet Parmar (MSc)