Alison Phinney

Dr. Alison Phinney

Dr. Alison Phinney is a Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She is also the Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia, and is known internationally for her program of community-engaged research on dementia, meaningful activity, and aging. She works in partnership with community leaders and people with lived experience to build knowledge and capacity for supporting personhood and social citizenship of older people, especially those living with dementia and their families. The research is interdisciplinary and uses methods of applied ethnography and participatory action to ensure ready application in real-world settings. Dr. Phinney works closely with students to provide rich training opportunities in these areas.

For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Phinney, please see UBC Nursing.


University: University of British Columbia
Faculty: Applied Science
Department: School of Nursing
Position: Professor