Stuart MacDonald

Macdonald Stuart Stuart MacDonald, PhD

University of Victoria

Principal Investigator:

2015 Implementation Grant — Modeling changes in assessments to predict needs and guide care planning in home care (FRA 2015-B-07)


Summer Student Award Recipient 2020 — Sebastian Santana

Summer Student Award Recipient 2018 — Karl Grewal

Stuart is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria.  His programmatic research focuses on cognitive aging and early identification of those at risk for cognitive decline and disease, such as Alzheimer’s disease, paying particular attention to lifestyle interventions that may delay or prevent memory changes with increasing age.

Stuart has published over 85 scientific research articles, with his research funded by operating grants totaling more than $16.7 million dollars (over $2.3 million as Principal Investigator) including generous support from granting agencies within Canada (e.g., Alzheimer Society of Canada, Canadian Frailty Network, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) and from international contexts (Germany, Sweden, and the United States of America).  Stuart has received several early career recognitions including being the 2013 recipient of the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology (awarded by the Gerontological Society of America), and his 2015 induction into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.