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Informed by feminist and disability scholarship, Dr. Kelly’s program of research encompasses two areas:

  1. The politics of care, explored through qualitative studies of continuing care, with particular expertise in ‘directly-funded,’ or ‘self-managed home care in Canada; and,
  2. Canadian disability movements, in particular highlighting arts-based and radical mobilizing and the shifting landscape for non-profit disability organizations.


Dr. Christine Kelly is an associate professor in community health sciences at Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba and a research affiliate with the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Kelly is internationally recognized for her expertise on directly-funded home care programs in Canada and is presently leading a second CIHR-funded study on this topic. On the basis of her research reputation, Dr. Kelly has worked as an expert witness and consultant on human rights cases related to home care and disability supports.

Dr. Kelly uses qualitative methods to explore continuing care policies, aging, and Canadian disability movements.

She is co-editor of the collection The Aging - Disability Nexus (2020), co-editor of Mobilizing Metaphor: Art, Culture and Disability Activism in Canada (2016), and author of Disability Politics and Care: The Challenge of Direct Funding (2016), all published by UBC Press.



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Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada