Catherine Ward-Griffin

Catherine Ward-Griffin, RN, PhD, is a Professor and Chair of Graduate Programs (Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, University of Western Ontario), and as a Scientist (Lawson Health Research Institute) in London, Ontario. Working in the areas of caregiving, health promotion, gender and social policy, her research focuses on relationships between formal and informal systems of care and relationships among health care providers, older adults and their families in home care and long-term care settings. Using a critical theoretical lens, she is particularly interested in the blurring of boundaries between paid and unpaid care work. She is currently studying the experiences and health effects of double-duty caregiving—those women and men who provide care at work and at home to older relatives. She’s received peer-reviewed funding from various national funding agencies. Findings of her research have been widely published in gerontology and nursing research journals.