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Ojembe Blessing, PhD Student

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Blessing Ojembe

PhD Student

Graduate Students
Department of Health Aging & Society

Area(s) of Interest:


Supervisor:  Dr. Lydia Kapiriri

Research Interests:  homelessness; loneliness; social aspect of aging; qualitative methods; social policy; social determinants of health; social care; disability; intergenerational relationships


PhD (Student) in Social Gerontology, McMaster University

MSc in Gerontology, University of Southampton (2017)

BSc in Social Work, University of Nigeria (2010)

Diploma in Social Work, University of Nigeria (2004)


TA Experience:

January-April 2019
Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
Supervisor:  Dr. Yvonne LeBlanc
HLTH AGE 1BB3: Introduction to Aging & Society




Selected Publication:
Ojembe, B.U. & Kalu, M.E. (2018). Describing reasons for loneliness among older people in Nigeria. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 61:6, 640-658. DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2018.1487495

RA Experience:

January -April 2019
Research Assistant, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging
McMaster University
Supervisory: Dr. Amanda Grenier