Following yesterday’s announcement from the Ontario government on new plans and funding to support long-term care facilities and professionals, Carleton experts are available to discuss related topics.

Susan Braedley
Associate Professor, School of Social Work


Braedley is a long-term residential care researcher and is available to speak to journalists about social, gender and political issues. She is involved in Re-Imagining Long-Term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices. This is an international collaborative research project to identify promising practices in long-term residential care.

Braedley’s research interests include the political economy of health care and social services work, race, class and gender in everyday care work, gender and social policy, disability and aging.

Linda Duxbury
Professor, Management, Sprott School of Business


Duxbury is the author of Something’s Got to Give: Balancing Work, Childcare and Eldercare and is available to discuss the urgent need for workplace and policy reforms and support for employed caregivers.

In the past decade, Duxbury has completed major studies on balancing work and family in the public, private sectors and not-for-profit sectors. Duxbury also conducts research which evaluates the organizational and individual impacts of e-mail, portable offices, smartphones, telework, flexible work arrangements and change management and studying what makes a “supportive” manager. She has completed three national studies on work-life balance in which over 70,000 Canadian employees participated. She has also completed a major study on balancing work, childcare and eldercare and is currently working with the Conference Board of Canada on a study of how to motivate change in the development and implementation of policies and practices in support of balancing work and caregiving.

Duxbury has published widely in both the academic and practitioner literatures in the area of work-family conflict, change management, supportive work environments, employee wellbeing, role overload, telework, the use and impact of office technology, managing the new workforce and supportive management.

Dennis Kao
Associate Professor, School of Social Work


Kao is available to speak broadly about aging and health care disparities.

Kao’s research interests include health equity, minority aging, Asian immigrant communities, aging-friendly communities, and geographic information systems and spatial analysis.

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