Neena Chappell, University of Victoria

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Professor sociology Victoria, British Columbia nlc@uvic.ca Office: (250) 472-4465

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Neena L. Chappell, PhD, FRSC, Canada Research Chair in Social Gerontology, Professor of Sociology and Centre on Aging, University of Victoria. She was founding Director of the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba (1982 - 1992) and first Director of the Centre on Aging at the University o...

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Neena L. Chappell, PhD, FRSC, Canada Research Chair in Social Gerontology, Professor of Sociology and Centre on Aging, University of Victoria. She was founding Director of the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba (1982 - 1992) and first Director of the Centre on Aging at the University of Victoria (1992 - 2002), developing both into world-class research facilities while ensuring accessibility to the community. For over 30 years, she has been a leader in gerontological research, focusing on issues around aging (caregiving, social support, dementia care, health services, healthy aging, Chinese and China) and health and social policy. Her research can be characterized as partnerships with other researchers in the social sciences and with non-researchers in government and community agencies.

Dr. Chappell promotes relevance and scientific rigour. She conducts large quantitative studies, small in-depth qualitative studies, publishes policy papers, and commentaries on the current societal situation. She argues for recognition of the positive aspects of aging as well as recognition of problems and challenges.

She has written more than 300 academic articles, chapters, reports, written or edited 9 books. Dr. Chappell has lectured internationally and is frequently sought out by committees and the media.



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