Faculty Members

Dr. Adrian Wagg

Professor / Director

Department of Medicine

Division of Geriatric Medicine
    Contact details are for academic matters only.

About Me

Adrian Wagg has been the Capital Health Research Professor in Healthy Ageing at the University of Alberta since 2010, when he arrived from University College London.  He is also the Division Director for Geriatric Medicine and the Alberta Health Services Clinical Section head for Geriatric Medicine.  He qualified in medicine from the London Hospital Medical College, part of the University of London in 1988 and trained in and around London.  He was appointed Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine in 1997. 

He holds a guest professorship at the Sahlgrenska Academy of the university of Gothenburg in Sweden, as part of his work with the Gothenburg Continence Research Centre

He is President of the Canadian Continence Foundation - a national not for profit consumer focused advocacy and information resource

He was until 2016, General Secretary of the International Continence Society and since 2016, co-leads the International Consultation on Incontinence, part of the International Consultation on Urological Diseases.

On a personal level, he is a keen fly fisherman


Dr. Wagg is an acknowledged high quality teacher.  His clinical teaching covers undergraduate and post graduate students.  Teaching covers basic clinical skills, geriatric and general medical subjects either in small groups or at the bedside.He has undergone teacher training and holds a qualification in medical education

He also delivers a community engagement series of lectures for Seniors' centres around Edmonton, covering the topics that no-one else covers (those below the belt) including ones that others do.

He also works with the Alzheimer Society as part of their seeds of hope programme.


Dr. Wagg developed an academic interest in incontinence and has gone on to be internationally recognised for his expertise in the area.    His other research interests are community engagement for healthy ageing, knowledge translation and quality improvement in older residents of nursing homes.  He has a number of grants, held as principal investigator and also is involved in a number of teams and collaborations with respect to improvements in Seniors care.

Research Keywords

56 screened, 98 screened, incontinence, multi attribute utility framework, Quality improvement, sustainability