Kate Dupuis PhD
Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
Kate received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health and Hearing Services programs at Baycrest, and is a registered Clinical Neuropsychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. In January 2017, Kate began her position as the Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging at the Centre for Elder Research at Sheridan College. She is also a professor in the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies at Sheridan College, where she teaches courses in the Social Service Worker: Gerontology program. In her research, Kate uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to explore how participation in the creative and performing arts can serve to support the health and well-being of older adults. In particular, she is passionate about discovering the personal characteristics of individuals who are drawn to participate in the arts, and identifying and addressing potential barriers (e.g., physical, psychological) to participation. Her strengths include project management, working on interdisciplinary teams, liaising with community and industrial partners, and mentoring and training students and highly qualified personnel. Kate’s work has been presented at numerous national and international conferences, and published in peer-reviewed journals.