ABOUT US

The Center for Research on Personhood in Dementia (CRPiD) is a BC-based virtual research centre located at UBC (Vancouver campus). Led by co-directors Deborah O’Connor (Social Work) and Alison Phinney (Nursing), the CRPD serves as a hub for research generation, training, and knowledge application around issues of personhood and citizenship in dementia. The CRPD includes researchers located at UBC and other universities in British Columbia.

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WHAT WE DO

We conduct theoretical and applied research aimed at understanding and supporting personhood and citizenship in dementia.

 

            OUR WORK

is situated in three intersecting domains: lived experiences, interactional environments, and socio-cultural contexts. The diagram beside represents this guiding framework.

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UNDERSTANDING
PERSONHOOD & CITIZENSHIP

LIVED  EXPERIENCES

INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS

SOCIO-CULTURAL CONTEXTS

SUPPORTING
PERSONHOOD & CITIZENSHIP

HISTORY

The Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia was founded in 2004 as an interdisciplinary research unit with funding from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. The founding director was Deborah O’Connor (Social Work) and founding members were: Lynn Beattie (Geriatric Medicine); Habib Chaudhury (Gerontology, Simon Fraser University); Martha Donnelly (Family Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry); Elisabeth Drance (Geriatric Psychiatry); Peter Graf (Psychology); Anne-Martin Matthews (Family Studies); JoAnn Perry (Nursing); Alison Phinney (Nursing); Barbara Purves (Audiology and Speech Sciences); Jeff Small (Audiology and Speech Sciences); Andre Smith (Sociology).

THE CRPiD EXCHANGE:
STUDENT & EARLY CAREER SCHOLAR COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

The CRPiD provides an interdisciplinary home for students, post-doctoral researchers, and visiting scholars who are conducting research on topics related to personhood and citizenship in dementia. We are a vibrant scholarly community with connections across BC, Canada, and internationally. We also work with an active network of community partners to help translate and mobilize new knowledge into real life settings.

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Peer Monitoring

Building Scholarship

Personal Development

Professional Development

(integrated)                  Knowledge           Translation

CULTIVATING ACADEMIC FINESSE, developing rigour, testing & refining ideas.

Presenting our work along the research process; articulating the IMPACT OF OUR RESEARCH.

Building A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY of Masters, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral scholars.

A SAFE SPACE TO WORK through the bumps of graduate & post graduate studies.

Engaging in activities related to CAREER DEVELOPMENT.