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Harvey Kelsey, PhD Candidate

Kelsey Harvey

PhD Candidate

Graduate Students
Department of Health Aging & Society

Area(s) of Interest:


  • Supervisor:  Dr. Meridith Griffin
  • Research Interests:  educational gerontology; geragogy; social and psychological aging; quality of life with neurodegenerative disease; aging and physical activity


  • PhD (Candidate), Social Gerontology, McMaster University
  • MS Adult Education, Buffalo State College (2013)
  • Advanced Certificate, Long-Term Care Administration, D’Youville College (2010)
  • BA Health and Human Services Concentrating in Social Gerontology, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • BMus Music Performance, Binghamton University (2006)


Teaching Experience:

  • Winter 2019 | Fall 2018
    Graduate Teaching Fellowship, McMaster University
    HLTH AGE 4O03 "Soundscapes of Wellbeing in Popular Music"
  • Spring 2019 | Spring 2018 | Spring 2017 | Spring 2016 | Spring 2015 | Spring 2014 | Spring 2013
    Lecturer, University at Buffalo Interdisciplinary Degree Program
    SSC 363 “The Aging Process”
  • Fall 2018 | Fall 2017 | Fall 2016 | Fall 2014 | Fall 2013
    Lecturer, University at Buffalo Interdisciplinary Degree Program
    SSC 431 “Alzheimer's and Dementia”
  • Fall 2018
    Sessional Lecturer, University of Guelph
    FRHD*3060 "Social Gerontology"

  • Winter 2016 | Spring 2016
    Course Instructor, Brock University
    ADED 3P11 “Geragogy: Educating the Third Age Learner”

TA Experience:

  • September-December 2016
    Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
    Supervisor:  Prof. Geraldine Voros
    HLTH AGE 2B03:  Social Identity, Health & Illness
  • January 2017-April 2017
    Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
    Supervisor:  Dr. Yvonne LeBlanc
    HLTH AGE 2BB3: Perspectives in Health Studies and Gerontology


Refereed Publications:

Boscart, V., McCleary, L., Huson, K., Sheiban, L., & Harvey, K. (2017). Integrating gerontological competencies in Canadian health and social service education: An overview of trends, enablers and challenges. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education 28(1), 17-46.

McCleary, L., Boscart, V., Donahue, P., & Harvey, K.(2017). Readiness of educators to improve gerontological curricula in health and social service education in Ontario, Canada. Canadian Journal on Aging, 36(4), 501-513. doi:10.1017/S0714980817000381

Non-refereed contributions:

McCleary, L., Boscart, V., Donahue, P., & Harvey, K. (2014, August).  Core curricula for entry-to-practice health and social care worker education in Ontario: Needs assessment conducted for the Council of Ontario Universities [PDF Document].  Retrieved from

RA Experience:

  • December 2013-March 2014
    Research Assistant
    Brock University
    Supervisor: Dr. Lynn McCleary
  • September 2017-August 2018
    Research Assistant
    McMaster University
    Supervisor: Dr. Meridith Griffin