• Portrait of Christine Kelly
  • Associate professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Community Health Sciences
    S-108E Medical Services Building – 750 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3

    Phone: 204-975-7737
    Fax: 204-789-3905
    christine.kelly@umanitoba.ca

Research themes

  • Canadian disability movements
  • Home care research in Canada
  • Intersections of aging and disability
  • Politics of care
  • Role of art in embodied social movements

Research interests

  • Aging studies and cultural gerontology
  • Canadian health and social policy
  • Disability studies
  • Gender and feminist theory
  • Home care
  • Long-term care
  • Qualitative methods
  • Sociology of health and illness

Keywords

  • Aging studies and cultural gerontology
  • Canadian health and social policy
  • Disability studies
  • Gender and feminist theory
  • Home care
  • Long-term care
  • Qualitative methods
  • Sociology of health and illness

Research affiliations

Research groups

Research summary

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.

Biography

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 an internationally recognized expert on directly funded home care programs in Canada and is presently leading a second CIHR-funded study on this topic. Based on 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.

Education

  • Doctor of philosophy, School of Canadian Studies, Carleton University (2012)
  • Master of arts, Interdisciplinary Program in Disability Studies, University of Manitoba (2007)
  • Bachelor of arts, international development and comparative religion, Dalhousie University (2005)

Awards

  • Falconer Emerging Researcher Rh Award Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship and Research in the Health Sciences (2021)
  • Nomination for Manitoba Medical Students’ Association Teaching Awards (in the categories of: Best Teaching in Small Group, Inspiration, Innovation, and Mentorship) (2019-2020)
  • Finalist for SSHRC Talent Award, University of Ottawa - 1 of 3 finalists (2015)
  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Ottawa - Ranked 8/100 among SSHRC applicants (2014-2016)
  • National Award, Council of Canadians with Disabilities (2012)
  • Senate Medal – Graduate, Carleton University (2012)

 

Contact us

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

204-789-3473