Alison Phinney, BA, MSc, PhD
University of British Columbia
CFN Interdisciplinary Fellow 2018 – Mariko Sakamoto
Dr. Alison Phinney is a Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She is also the Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia, and is known internationally for her work on dementia, meaningful activity, and aging. As a community-engaged researcher, she brings together concepts of interpretive phenomenology with methods of applied ethnography to study a range of questions aimed at supporting personhood and social citizenship of older people and those with dementia through improved practices in the healthcare system and the community at large.