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E. Anne Hughson, PhD (Director/Associate Professor)
Areas of interest include addressing issues of violence for people with disabilities, parenting with a developmental disability, family advocacy and leadership development, inclusive education policy and practice, ethics of inclusion and caring, social program research and evaluation, mental health supports for individuals with disabilities, continuing professional education in community and disability field, community capacity building, individual and collective advocacy, innovation in human service systems.
Faculty (alphabetically by surname) & Research Interests
Patti DesJardine (Practicum Coordinator/Sessional Instructor)
Patti's area of interets are in special education, particularly children with multiple and complex needs, human rights for children with special needs and the family experience of raising children with special needs.
Bonnie Lashewicz, PhD (Assistant Professor)
Areas of interest: equity, sibling relationships, aging and caregiving families. Current research focus: relationships, negotiation and conflict among siblings of people with disabiliites and among siblings caring for aging parents. This work is aimed at advancing understandings of the complexity fo family relationships and challenging idealized views of families as havens where care and accommodation occur naturally and harmoniously.
[more info] [email] [location: 3rd Floor, TRW] [phone: (403)220-4980]
Nancy Marlett, PhD (Associate Professor)
Research and publications have looked at the effects that systems, assessment treatment methods, and professional roles have on the lives of persons with disabling conditions. Dr. Marlett continues to research computer telecommunications and adult education.
[more info] [email] [location: 3rd Floor, TRW] [phone: (403)220-5657]
Aldred Neufeldt, PhD (Professor Emeritus)
Areas of Interest: Disability Studies, Community Rehabilitation, Community Service Systems, Mental Health Service Systems, Entrepreneurship and Disabled Person, Employment and Disability, Human Rights, System and Organizational Change and Transformation, International Affairs: Middle East and Russia, Trauma Response, Aging and Disability
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Gregor Wolbring , PhD (Associate Professor)
Key Interests: Ability governance, Social, ethical, legal, economic, cultural and governance issues of new, emerging and converging sciences and technologies (S&T) such as nanoscale S&T (feed, food, water), molecular manufacturing, aging, longevity and immortality research, cognitive sciences, neuromorphic engineering, genetics, synthetic biology, bodily enhancement S&T, in vitro meat, artificial intelligence and robotics; Impact of S&T on: marginalized populations especially disabled people; Sports; human security, human right, personhood, sentient rights; concept of disability impairment, ableism and transhumanism; models and determinants of health; global health, tele-health, health- (technology assessment, law, care and policies); medical anthropology; foresight studies, bioethics issues, role of different stakeholders and evaluation of existing S&T discourses.
Students looking for supervisors & interested further in Gregor Wolbring, see here http://wcmprod1.ucalgary.ca/communityhealthsciences/files/communityhealthsciences/Wolbring.pdf For what his students do go here http://www.crds.org/research/faculty/Gregor_Wolbring.shtml