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Gail Low, RN, BSN, MA (Gerontology), PhD (Human and Social Development)

Associate Professor

Nursing

About Me

Degrees

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Alberta (2009-2011)
  • PhD (Nursing) University of Victoria (2006)
  • MA (Gerontology), Simon Fraser University (2000)

Selected Honours

  • 2009 - Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, U of A
  • 2007 - REACH Award, Regional Geriatric Program Council
  • 2007 - Age Plus Prize, CIHR Institute of Ageing

Currently, I serve as a reviewer for a number of international journals including Quality of Life Research and Research in Nursing & Health, and for the International Society for Quality of Life and the Canadian Association on Gerontology. I also review grants for the Canadian Lung Association and the Canadian Thoracic Society, and the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation. 


Research

My program of research focuses on factors that enhance and take away from quality of life and psychological well-being at midlife and in older age. I also test measurement instruments and analyze large data sets pertaining to quality of life, psychological well-being, and physically and mentally adapting to aging. I have worked with a number of international students and scholars on projects related to spirituality and religion, living with chronic respiratory disease and stroke, and intimate relationships in older age.