Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society

Speaker – Elizabeth Russell, Ph.D.

Profile

Elizabeth Russell, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society, Trent University, Canada. She directs Trent’s new Interdisciplinary Aging Studies M.A. program, teaches courses in the psychology of aging and qualitative research methods, and supervises students studying various topics within rural aging. As co-primary investigator of the Rural Aging Research Program, her research takes a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and community-based approach to studying diverse rural aging topics, including the sustainability of rural age-friendly community programs, how university courses can reduce ageism, and rural housing alternatives for older adults. Elizabeth is the 2023 recipient of the prestigious Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching at Trent University, the 2022 recipient of Trent’s Early Career Researcher Award, and the 2021 recipient of Trent’s Research Impact Award.