New Associate Member - Nicole Dalmer

Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

We would like to welcome new Associate Member Nicole Dalmer to the Gilbrea Centre.

Nicole Dalmer MLIS, PhD is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University. Under the supervision of Dr. Meridith Griffin and Dr. James Gillett, she explores the role of public libraries’ spaces, materials, and programming in mitigating older adults’ feelings of isolation. Through this project, she is part of a team seeking to develop university-community research platforms. She is also a Co-Investigator on BCONNECT@Home, a More Years Better Lives-CIHR international study that looks at the role and creative integration of digital communication devices in later life. She recently completed her SSHRC-funded doctorate in Library and Information Science at The University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Information and Media Studies. Working at the intersections of information and care, Nicole studied how changes in information availability, aging in place policies and contexts, and evolving family responsibilities collectively shape who is able and who is expected to be informed within dementia care contexts. Her research has been published in Ageing & Society, Journal of Aging Studies, Dementia, and Library & Information Science Research.