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Ross Alison, PhD Candidate

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Alison Ross

PhD Candidate

Graduate Students
Department of Health Aging & Society

Area(s) of Interest:


  • Supervisor:  Dr. James Gillett
  • Research Interests:  health and human rights; social justice and health; social determinants of health; symbolic interactionism; post structuralism; polypharmacy; deprescribing


  • PhD (Candidate), Health Studies, McMaster University
  • Master of Arts, Health & Aging, McMaster University (2013)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Health Studies, Minor in Psychology, Queen's University (2010)


TA Experience:

January-April 2013
Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
Supervisor:  Dr. Jessica Gish
HLTH AGE 2BB3:  The Social Aspects of Health & Aging

September-December 2012
Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
Supervisor:  Dr. Elena Neiterman
HLTH AGE 1AA3E:  Introduction to Health Studies


Sessional Professor:

George Brown College:

GSSC 1120:  Sociological Perspectives

GSSC 1057:  Lifespan Development

GSCI 1020:  Health and Wellness

BIOL 1046:  Foundations in Human Biology

MATH 1004:  Mathematics

PSW 1101:  The PSW in Interprofessional Practice - Theory

PSW 1102:  The PSW in Interprofessional Practice - Simulation




Gillett, J., Ross, A., Switzer, A. (2014). An early grave or the fountain of youth: Sport and the malleability of chronological age.  In Health and Elite Sport: Is high performance sport a healthy pursuit? (pp. 131-145). New York, NY: Routledge.


Research Experience:

Research Analyst, 2011-12, 2013-14
University Health Network, Department of Cancer Survivorship

Research Assistant, 2009-10
Queen's University, Infant Cognition Group