Janice Keefe, PhD is a Full Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Gerontology at Mount Saint Vincent University and holds appointments at Dalhousie University’s Faculties of Medicine and Graduate Studies and UNB’s School of Graduate Studies.
In 2002 she was selected as Mount Saint Vincent’s first Canada Research Chair in Aging and Caregiving Policy and has received provincial, national and international recognition of her research, most recently from the Canadian Healthcare Association for her contribution to Continuing Care in Canada . In 2006, she was awarded the Lena Isabel Jodrey Chair in Gerontology and appointed Director, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging.
Dr. Keefe’s research areas are caregiving policy and practice, continuing care policy and rural aging. She currently leads three CIHR-funded research teams – one projecting human resources needed to care for the older Canadians over the next 30 years, another with caregivers of spouses with a cognitive impairment and a third which examines nursing home resident quality of life. She is a Co-Investigator with the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network (CDKTN) and the Double Duty Nurses study.
In the past decade she has published over 60 articles and technical reports. She teaches courses in social policy and aging in the Master of Arts and Undergraduate Program in Family Studies and Gerontology and provides mentorship and supervision to a number of graduate students.
Dr Keefe’s profile page (which includes a shortened version of her CV): http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/programsdepartments/professionalstudies/familystudiesgerontology/facultyprofiles/janicekeefe.aspx