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Ms Laurel Van de Keere

Senior Policy Analyst, Ministry of Health, Government of Alberta

laurel.vandekeere@gov.ab.ca

Affiliation

Senior Policy Analyst, Ministry of Health, Government of Alberta

Address

6th floor, Standard Life Centre,
10405 Jasper Avenue,
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J4R7,
Canada

Contact

laurel.vandekeere@gov.ab.ca

Phone: 780-644-4481

Biosketch

Ms Van De Keere obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Human Geography and International Studies (2008) at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, Canada, and completed a Masters in International Development Studies (2010) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.  Her thesis title was “Aging in an Era of Change: Contextualizing the Upcoming Demographic Shift in Marich Pass, North Western Kenya”.  In additions to research on demography and ageing she has conducted research on other topics ranging from health & care, immigration, graffiti as a tool of resistance, sustainability, labour policy,and others.

Key research / capacity building interests

Research Interests

  • Ageing & life course
  • Ageing & societal change
  • Critical gerontology
  • Demographic trends
  • Neoliberalism & service provision for the aged
  • Intergenerational relationships & exchange
  • Ageing in the rural & remote context
  • Ageing in Kenya & Canada
  • Workforce retirement policy

Key methodological skills

  • Qualitative methods: Roundtable interviews/focus group discussions; Semi- structured in-depth interviews; Participant observation
  • Quantitative methods: Surveys; Secondary data analysis
  • Analytic techniques: Context analysis; statistical packages

Current/planned research

  • Doctoral degree on aging, likely in the East African context

Current engagement in capacity building

  • Policy development for the Government of Alberta