Policy, Research & International
2014 Gary Andrews Fellow
Prof. Norah Keating
Co-Director, Research on Aging, Policies and Practice, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta
Professor of Gerontology, Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University
Director, The Global Social Initiative on Ageing, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Norah Keating is Co-Director of Research on Aging, Policies and Practice at the University of Alberta and Professor of Gerontology, Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA) at Swansea University. As part of her international research and capacity building activities, she directs the International Association on Gerontology and Geriatrics’ (IAGG) Global Social Initiative on Ageing. She is the past chair of the North American Region of IAGG, past president of the Canadian Association on Gerontology and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Gerontological Society of America. Her research and capacity building activities are in families, liveability, and care. Her recent work on families and ageing includes a chapter on families of older rural adults (Keating & Fletcher, 2012), an article on critical issues in families of older adults (Keating, 2011), editorship of “Families and Aging in Global Context” (forthcoming, Canadian Journal on Aging), and an invited presidential symposium titled “International Perspectives on Family Roles and Obligations” at the IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in 2013. Her research on liveability includes an edited book, From Exclusion to Inclusion in Old Age: A Global Challenge (Scharf & Keating, 2012) and articles on conceptualisation of age-friendly communities (Keating, Eales & Phillips,2013), and older women’s sense of community after forced relocation (Roos, Kolobe & Keating, 2014). She is engaged in international research on liveability of communities for older persons in Australia, Canada, and South Africa. Prof. Keating also is involved in a programme of research on economic, health, and social costs of care in Canada and China.