Dre Marie-Andrée Bruneau obtained a graduated degree in psychiatry in 2001, and a master’s degree in biomedical sciences from University of Montreal. Certified as a geriatric psychiatrist by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2013, Dr. Bruneau is also full professor at the Psychiatry Department of University of Montreal and was the Executive Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry division from 2011 to 2020. Researcher at the CRIUGM, Dr. Bruneau is also involved with the Health Ministry of Quebec for the Alzheimer plan (BPSD).
Pat Armstrong is Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Focusing on women, work and the health and social services, she has published such books on health care as Wash, Wear and Care. Clothes and Laundry in Long-term Care: Troubling Care; Critical to Care: The Invisible Women in Health Services; Wasting Away; The Undermining of Canadian Health Care and The Privatization of Care: The Case of Nursiing Homes. as well as many book chapters, journal articles and reports intended for public audiences.
Penny MacCourt MSW, PhD is a researcher with a focus on seniors, mental health, social isolation, caregivers, service delivery and policy. She has worked with seniors in LTC, acute care and community as a social worker and mental health consultant. She is chair of Action for Reform of Residential Care BC, an advocacy group. She is lead author of the CCSMH research report Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being in Residential Care Settings During COVID-19 and Beyond that will contribute to national standard for LTC.
Jennifer Walker is a Haudenosaunee member of Six Nations of the Grand River with a Ph.D. in Community Health Sciences (Epidemiology) from the University of Calgary. She is an Associate Professor at McMaster University in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, & Impact. Dr. Walker’s work focuses largely on Indigenous community-engaged health research using large health services databases through her work as a Core Scientist and Indigenous Health Lead at ICES in Ontario and through the Health Data Research Network Canada.