CSAH Core Team Members

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health has an inter-professional team with expertise in aging and health, collaborative health care practice, program planning and evaluation, adult education and training, quality improvement, knowledge translation and exchange, and information technology. Core team members are listed below.

Dr. John Puxty: Director

Dr. John Puxty: Director

Dr. John Puxty is a Geriatrician, Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Queen’s University, Director of the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health and Southeastern Ontario Regional Geriatric Program and Chair of the Seniors Health Knowledge Network and Ontario Interdisciplinary Council for Aging and Health.

Sarah Webster: Manager

Sarah Webster: Manager

Sarah holds a master’s degree in health studies and has extensive experience facilitating evidence-informed action to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults. As Manager, Sarah coordinates resources (people, products and funds), develops partnerships, and manages the day-to-day functioning and activities of the CSAH team.

Emily Mullins: Knowledge Broker

Emily Mullins: Knowledge Broker

Emily holds a master’s degree in public health and has experience leading research projects for national non-profit organizations. Emily brings knowledge translation expertise to her role within CSAH.

Madison Robertson: Research Coordinator

Madison Robertson: Research Coordinator

Madison is currently completing her PhD in Health Quality, and holds a master’s degree in kinesiology. She has experience working on and leading national and international multi-disciplinary research projects, and currently instructs university level courses on Healthy Aging. In her role, Madison provides support and coordination to research and evaluation activities in aging and health care services for the CSAH team.

Alexandra Puxty: Research Assistant

Alexandra Puxty: Research Assistant

Alexandra holds a bachelor’s degree in both science of nursing and education. She has several years of clinical experience in both hospital and community nursing practice. More recently Alexandra has been carrying out literature reviews and developing educational resources for CSAH. Her most recent project is a study on “How to engage and retain older adult volunteers”

Rohini Persaud: Research Assistant

Rohini Persaud: Research Assistant

Rohini holds a master’s degree in Science – aging and health. She has worked with health, clinical, community-based and research networks, communicating between and within those networks to build relationships, foster communication, and provide coordination.

Phileen Dickinson: Web Projects & Instructional Design Lead

Phileen Dickinson: Web Projects & Instructional Design Lead

A Programmer Analyst, Web and Graphic Designer with experience in Instructional Design,  Phileen takes a leadership role in developing and maintaining the technology behind CSAH’s web-based platforms including design and implementation of e-learning strategies and resources.

John Wolanski: Digital Content Assistant

John Wolanski: Digital Content Assistant

John Wolanski is the Digital Content Assistant with experience in event management, technical support, and administrative work. He brings extensive knowledge in liaising between back end digital content and end user experiences with technology.