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 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.

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 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 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.