As a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre on Aging, Barbara is currently working on a research related to the quality of life of older adults with dementia, at Riverview Health Centre. This research project examines the effects of the renovation in the facility and grounds on residents, family and staff. In particular, this project will examine whether the renovation has its intended impacts on quality of life and quality of care.
Barbara received her Ph.D (Education) and her Graduate Specialization in Aging (Centre on Aging) from the University of Manitoba; her Master’s Degree (Education) and her Bachelor’s Degree (Tourism) from the Universidade Católica Dom Bosco (Brazil).
Barbara started working with older adults back in 2005, as an instructor at the University of the Third Age in Campo Grande, Brazil. She also volunteered as State and City Councillor for Older Adults (2005–2009).
Barbara’s research interests include health promotion for older adults, education for older adults, (dis)ageism, social justice, qualitative methodologies, and Queer theories and aging.
Phone: 204-478-6871 (Riverview Health Centre Office)