Norah Keating

Contact

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Family Medicine Dept
Email
norah.keating@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Job/Research Area: Families and aging; public policy (health and continuing care, labour, income security)

Awards and Distinctions

  • Alberta Association on Gerontology Mary Morrison Award for commitment to the field of gerontology (2014)
  • Australia Association on Gerontology Gary Andrews Fellow Award (2014)
  • Director, The Global Social Initiative on Ageing, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (2011-present)
  • Research on Aging, Policies and Practice awarded designation of Collaborating Centre, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (2009)   
  • Chair, North American Region, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (2007-2011)
  • Killam Professorship, University of Alberta (2007-2008)
  • Veterans Affairs Canada Certificate of Recognition (2007)
  • Fellow, Gerontological Society of America (2006)                             
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2006)     
  • Canadian Association on Gerontology Evelyn Shapiro Mentoring Award (2006)
  • International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Leadership Award (2004)
  • Tower Fellow, University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand (2003)

Research

Research Interests: Dr. Norah Keating is a family gerontologist who is interested in issues faced by older adults and their families. As Director of IAGG's Global Social Initiative on Ageing, her research and capacity-building focuses on families and aging, liveability of older adults, and care. She is engaged in international research on the liveability of communities for older adults in Australia, Canada and South Africa. She is often called upon to consult with or advise provincial, national and international governments and NGOs on policy related to the social inclusion of older adults and family caregiving. Most recently she was involved with the World Health Organization in writing their World Report on Ageing and Health, and advising on the development of the action plan that emerges from the report. In 2014, Dr. Keating was awarded the Alberta Association on Gerontology Mary Morrison Award for her longstanding commitment to the field of gerontology.


Teaching

Graduate Students Currently Supervised

  • Sharon Anderson (PhD)
  • Shanika Donalds (PhD)
  • Jasneet Parmar (MSc)

Publications

A taxonomy of the economic costs of family care to adults
Author(s): Keating, N., Fast, J., Lero, D., Lucas, S*. & Eales, J.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Journal of the Economics of Ageing
Volume: 3
Issue: 11–20

Advance directives in the context of uncertain prognosis for residents of nursing homes
Author(s): Cable-Williams*, B., Wilson, D. & Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Open Journal of Nursing,
Volume: 4
Page Numbers: 321-329

Ageing and community
Author(s): Provencher, C., Keating, N., Warburton, J., Roos, V.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology
Volume: 24
Page Numbers: 1-11

Chapter 4: Connecting with community: the nature of belonging among rural elders
Author(s): Burholt, V., Curry, N., Keating, N., Eales, J.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Countryside connections: Older people, community and place in rural Britain

Older women’s sense of community after forced relocation
Author(s): Roos, V., Kolobe, P*., Keating, N
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology,
Volume: 24
Page Numbers: 12-25

Age-friendly rural communities: Conceptualizing 'best-fit’
Author(s): Keating, N., Eales, J. & Phillips, J.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Canadian Journal on Aging
Volume: 32
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 319-332

Below the surface: An exploration of the challenges of establishing collaborative research projects
Author(s): Eales, J., Means, R., & Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Generations Review
Volume: 23
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 12-14

Below the surface: Managing the life of collaborative research projects
Author(s): Eales, J., Means, R., & Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Generations Review,
Volume: 23
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 7-9

Below the surface: Negotiating the outcomes of collaborative research projects
Author(s): Eales, J., Means, R., & Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Generations Review
Volume: 23
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 9-11

Characteristics and contributions of non-kin carers of older people: A closer look at friends and neighbours
Author(s): LaPierre, T*., & Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Ageing & Society
Volume: 33
Page Numbers: 1442-1468

From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge
Author(s): Scharf, T., & Keating, N. (Eds.)
Publication Date: 2012

Older rural adults and their families
Author(s): Keating, N., & Fletcher, S
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Handbook of Families and Aging

Quality of life of persons with dementia
Author(s): Keating, N. & Gaudet, N
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Journal of Health, Nutrition and Ageing
Volume: 16
Issue: 5
Page Numbers: 454-456

Revisiting social exclusion of older adults
Author(s): Keating, N., & Scharf, T.
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge (chapter 10)

Social exclusion in later life: A global challenge.
Author(s): Scharf, T., & Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge (chapter 1)

Towards inclusive built environments for older adults
Author(s): Mahmood, A., & Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: In T. Scharf & N. Keating (Eds.) From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge (chapter 9)

Unequal social engagement for older adults: Constraints on choice
Author(s): Rozanova, J*., Keating, N., & Eales, J.
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Canadian Journal on Aging
Volume: 31
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 25-36

A framework and literature review on the economic costs of care
Author(s): Keating, N., Lero, D., Fast, J., & Lucas, S
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Final report to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Aging in rural Canada: A retrospective and review
Author(s): Keating, N., Swindle, J., & Fletcher S.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Canadian Journal on Aging,
Volume: 30
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 323-338.

Conceptualizing age-friendly communities
Author(s): Menec, V., Means, R., Eales, J., Keating, N., & Parkhurst, G.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Canadian Journal on Aging
Volume: 30
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 479-493

Critical reflections on families of older adults
Author(s): Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Advances in Gerontology
Volume: 24
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 343-349

Diversity among older adults in rural Canada: Health in context
Author(s): Keating, N., & Eales, J.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Health in Rural Canada
Page Numbers: 427-446

Meeting the needs of older adults: A family responsibility?
Author(s): Keating, N., & Fletcher, S
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Gerontologija, The Journal of the Gerontological Society of Serbia
Volume: 1
Page Numbers: 17-30

Participation and disability across the life course, in community context
Author(s): Fast, J., Dosman, D., Keating, N., Niehaus, L., Rozanova, J., & Yoshino, S
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Final Report submitted to Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Strategic Policy Research Directorate

Social and Support Networks of Married Older Adults in Rural Areas
Author(s): Stadnyk, R., Weeks, L., Keating, N., & Swindle, J*
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Final Report submitted to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Strategic Policy Research Directorate.

Social capital and the care networks of frail seniors
Author(s): Keating, N., & Dosman, D.
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Canadian Review of Sociology,
Volume: 46
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 301-318

Tensions among siblings in parent care
Author(s): Lashewicz, B*., & Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: European Journal on Aging
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 127-135

Undue influence as a family affair
Author(s): ashewicz, B*., Keating, N., & Phelan, J.
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Canadian Journal of Family and Youth,
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 1-23

A critical human ecology perspective on rural ageing
Author(s): Wenger, G. C., & Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Rural Ageing: A good place to grow old?
Page Numbers: 1-10

Age-friendly rural communities
Author(s): Eales, J., Keefe, J., & Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Rural Ageing: A good place to grow old?
Page Numbers: 109-120

“I wish that I could just have a break”: Consequences of supporting adults with disabilities
Author(s): Fast, J., Keating, N., & Yacyshyn, A
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Edmonton, AB: Research on Aging, Policies and Practice

Longevity, health and well-being. Issues in aging in North America
Author(s): Keating, N., & Wetle, T. F.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Ageing
Volume: 12
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 99-100

Revisiting rural ageing
Author(s): Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Rural Ageing: A good place to grow old.
Page Numbers: 121-130

Rural Ageing: A good place to grow old?
Author(s): Keating, N. (Ed.)
Publication Date: 2008

Sharing the work: Care networks of frail seniors in Canada
Author(s): Keating, N., Dosman, D., Fast, J., & Swindle, J
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Blurring the boundaries: Ageing at the intersection of work and home life
Page Numbers: 165-183

Staying connected across generations
Author(s): Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Transition,
Volume: 38
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 7-10

The hidden costs of care
Author(s): Fast, J., Eales, J., & Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Canadian Journal on Aging,
Volume: 27
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 3-5

Eldercare
Author(s): Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
External Link: http://www.sociologyencyclopedia.com/subscriber/uid=602/tocnode?id=g9781405124331_chunk_g978140512433111_ss1-26
Equity matters: Doing fairness in the context of family caregiving
Author(s): Lashewicz, B*., Manning, G., Hall, M., & Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Canadian Journal on Aging,
Volume: 26
Issue: Suppl 1
Page Numbers: 91-102

The interplay of risk factors associated with the negative outcomes among family caregivers: A synthesis of the literature
Author(s): Lero, D. S., Keating, N., Fast, J., Joseph, G., & Cook, L
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Final report submitted to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) in partial fulfillment of contract #9136-06- 0017/00

Keeping the promise: The future of health benefits for Canada’s war veterans
Author(s): Gerontological Advisory Council to Veterans Affairs Canada
Publication Date: 2006

Retirement and productive activity in later life
Author(s): Dosman, D., Fast, J., Chapman, S. A*., & Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 27(3), 401-419
External Link: http://www.springerlink.com/content/7066317735666528/fulltext.pdf
Cheaper for whom? Costs experienced by formal caregivers in Adult Family Living programs
Author(s): Dosman, D., & Keating, N
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Journal of Aging and Social Policy,
Volume: 17
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 67-84

Family/friend caregiving and its consequences: Implications for the Compassionate Care Benefit Program
Author(s): Fast, J., Higham, B*., Keating, N., Dosman, D., & Eales, J.
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Final report to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Audit and Evaluation Directorate. Edmonton, AB: Research on Aging, Policies and Practice.

Perspectives on healthy aging
Author(s): Keating, N.
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Canadian Journal on Aging,
Volume: 24
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 3-8

Caring contexts of rural seniors: A case study of diversity among older adults in rural communities. Phase 3 technical report
Author(s): Eales, J., Keating, N., Rozanova, J*., Bardick, A., Swindle, J*., Bowles, R. T., Keefe, J., & Dobbs, B*

"I don't think I am 'old' although I am aged": Seniors' perceptions of later-life well-being
Author(s): Chapman, S. A*., Fast, J., & Keating, N.
Publication: Report prepared for Social Development Canada. Edmonton, AB: Research on Aging, Policies and Practice.

Participation, roles and contributions of seniors
Author(s): Fast, J., Charchuk, M*., Keating, N., Dosman, D., & Moran, L.
Publication: Final report to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Knowledge and Research Directorate

The differential importance of personal and environmental resources to older Canadians
Author(s): Low, G., Keating, N., & Gao, Z.
Publication: Canadian Review of Sociology.
Volume: 46
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 371-392

Through a family lens: Caregiving to adults
Author(s): Keating, N., Dosman, D., Yoshino, S*., Stadnyk, R., Swindle, J*., Otfinowski, P*., & Fast, J

Wounded veterans, wounded families
Author(s): Fast, J., Yacyshyn, A., & Keating, N
Publication: Edmonton, AB: Research on Aging, Policies and Practice