Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
Alisa Grigorovich is a critical gerontologist and a health services and policy researcher. Her research is interdisciplinary and focuses on health equity and stigma in institutional and community-based care settings. She conducts research primarily in three areas: a) responsible development and implementation of new technologies; b) organization, delivery, and experiences of dementia care; and c) arts-based and digital knowledge translation initiatives to reduce stigma and improve quality of care.
Grigorovich, A., Kontos, P., Jenkins, A., Kirkland, S. (2021). Moving towards the promise of participatory engagement of older adults in gerotechnology. The Gerontologist.https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnab026
Wada, M., Grigorovich, A., Fang, M. L., Sixsmith, J., & Kontos, P. (2020). An exploration of experiences of transdisciplinary research in aging and technology. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 21(1), 1-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-21.1.3332
Grigorovich, A., & Kontos, P. (2020). Towards responsible implementation of monitoring technologies in institutional care. The Gerontologist, 60(7), 1194–1201. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnz190
Kontos, P., Grigorovich, A., Dupuis, S., Jonas-Simpson, C., Mitchell, G., & Gray, J. (2020). Raising the curtain on stigma associated with dementia: Fostering a new cultural imaginary for a more inclusive society. Critical Public Health, 30(1), 91-102. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2018.1508822
Grigorovich, A., & Kontos, P. (2019) A critical realist exploration of the vulnerability of staff to sexual harassment in residential long-term care. Social Science & Medicine, 238, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112356
Kontos, P., & Grigorovich, A. (2018). ‘Sleight of hand’ or ‘selling our soul’? Surviving as critical qualitative health researchers in a positivist world. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 19(2), 1-15. doi.org/10.17169/fqs-19.2.2990.
Grigorovich, A. (2015). Negotiating sexuality in home care: Older lesbian and bisexual women’s experiences in home care. Culture, Health, & Sexuality, 17(8), 947-61