Portrait of Anna PrzednowekAnna Przednowek

PhD Candidate

School of Social Work (SSW)
Carleton University

SSW Profile
Nipissing University Profile
Email: anna.przednowek@carleton.ca


Mix-method study that will provide insight into the experiences of violence within the context of care relationships of familial care providers and their adult children

Supervised by Dr. Susan Braedley

Projects at the Care Work, Aging and Health Lab


“I began my doctoral studies at Carleton University’s School of Social Work in the fall of 2013.

Prior to pursuing my PhD, I worked for over 15 years in South-Western Ontario including the Six Nations Reserve, with children and youth labelled with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and adults and seniors with a label of dual diagnosis of Developmental Disability and mental health concerns.

My passion for working with individuals with complex behavioural needs, and the challenges faced by these individuals and their families, led me to complete a Master of Applied Disability Studies degree (2010) and a Master of Social Work degree (2012).

During my years of practice, I have conducted many training workshops and consultations on positive interventions to familial care providers, foster parents, volunteers and professionals in daycare settings, primary and secondary schools, community residential settings, hospitals, treatment facilities and nursing homes.

 In my practice, I was exposed daily to the impact of the current social, political and economic climate on the interdependent relationship between individuals labelled with an Intellectual and Developmental Disability and their care providers. I also began to critically reflect on the sole use of direct intervention aimed at the individual and their immediate social environment to address structurally rooted issues.

My research weds my clinical practice experience and my concern for the conditions that affect the lives of people labelled with Intellectual Disabilities and those of their care providers.”


Cover for Engaged Scholar Journal

“I had a big revelation”: Student Experiences in Community-First Community-Campus Engagement
Anna Przednowek, Magdalene Goemans and Wilson
Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning, Vol. 4, Issue 2

Cover for International Journal of Ageing

We’re told, ‘Suck it up’: Long-Term Care Workers’ Psychological Health and Safety
Susan Braedley, Anna Przednowek, Prince Owusu and Pat Armstrong
International Journal of Ageing, Vol. 43