Patricia Hewston (McMaster University)


Current Activity
With a strong foundation in aging and mobility, Dr. Hewston is the GERAS DANCE scientific curriculum lead. She is passionate about finding innovative ways to keep older adults healthy and active as long as possible. Her research focus includes: aging, mobility, cognition and frailty.

Areas of Interest

  • Frailty
  • Mobility 
  • Exercise 
  • Healthy aging
  • Cognition

Approaches to Innovation

  • Evaluation
  • Knowledge translation and exchange
  • Program planning


  • GERAS Centre for Aging Research 

Student Mentorship
Looking to supervise:

  • Undergraduate students
  • Master’s students
  • PhD students
  • Older adults pursuing higher education