OUR TEAM

Led by Principal Scientists, Professor Heather McKay, PhD, FCAHS, and Associate Professor Joanie Sims-Gould, PhD, the Active Aging Research Team is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of researchers, knowledge translation specialists, and staff. The Active Aging Research Team is based at the University of British Columbia's Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, within the Faculty of Medicine.

OUR LEADERSHIP

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Heather McKay

Principal Scientist; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Joanie Sims-Gould (she/her)

Principal Scientist; Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

RESEARCH STAFF

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Rebecca Collett (she/her)

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

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Diana Farhat

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Thea Franke

Thea Franke (she/her)

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

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  Christa Hoy  (she/her)

PROGRAM & EVALUATION MANAGER

Tina Ko

Tina Ko (she/her)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Sarah Lusina-Furst

Sarah Lusina (she/her)

DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Heather Macdonald

Heather Macdonald

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

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Victoria Mah

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Lindsay Nettlefold

Lindsay Nettlefold (she/her)

SENIOR SCIENTIST

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Theresa Ng (she/her)

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

Douglas Race

Douglas Race (he/his)

SENIOR RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Sara Sitarski

Sara Sitarski  (she/her)

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

TRAINEES

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Samantha Gray (she/her)

PhD CANDIDATE

Callista Ottoni

Callista Ottoni (she/her)

PhD STUDENT, MANAGER, QUALITATIVE RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION AND EXCHANGE