Laura MacGregor, Wilfrid Laurier University

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Adjunct Faculty Waterloo, Ontario lmacgregor@luther.wlu.ca Office: (519) 725-2434

Bio/Research

In 2019, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation in Human Relations at Martin Luther University College-Wilfrid Laurier University. I also completed an MA at Luther, in 2011, when it was known as Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.

I started my professional life as an occupational therapist,...


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Bio/Research

In 2019, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation in Human Relations at Martin Luther University College-Wilfrid Laurier University. I also completed an MA at Luther, in 2011, when it was known as Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.

I started my professional life as an occupational therapist, completing a BSc(OT) at the University of Toronto in 1990 and a MSc at Western University in 1995.

I am a qualitative researcher at heart. I believe our lived experiences often form the core of some of our most profound questions.

My research focuses on the lived experiences of extreme caregivers: specifically mothers and parents of complex-care children. My MA work explored the spiritual journeys of parents of medically fragile children, with a particular emphasis on the theological challenges and parental need for pastoral care.

My doctoral work explored the interconnection between mothers and children and how this interrelationship informed maternal caregiving decisions. My work is interdisciplinary in nature, often engaging theology, phenomenology, and health sciences.


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