Gilbrea Centre: Staffing Change

Published: Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Welcome to Dr. Meridith Griffin!

We are pleased to announce that as of July 1st, Meridith Griffin has taken over as Acting Director of the Gilbrea Centre from Gavin Andrews. Meridith is very well acquainted with the Centre, having fufilled the role of Acting Director in the past. Meridith Griffin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Aging & Society at McMaster University. Her research explores the topics of physical activity and inclusivity – and her work is particularly focused upon both lived experiences and critical exploration of inequalities therein (e.g., on the basis of age, gender and/or sexuality, disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, etc.). Dr. Griffin also looks broadly at leisure: engagement, accessibility, and the ways in which it is integrated into identity/selfhood and meaning-making across the life course. Please help us in welcoming Meridith to the team in her new role. We would also like to thank Gavin Andrews for all of his support over the past year.