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Claire McMenemy

PhD Student

Degrees:MSW (University of Calgary), LL.B. (University of Toronto), B.A. (Cambridge University)

Claire is entering the first year of the PhD program at Carleton University. Her current research interests include the social determinants of health, caregivers’ needs, the biomedicalization of older adults’ experience and capabilities approaches. She has research experience in various areas, including refugee health. She formerly worked as a lawyer in public law and was part of a team that explored the experience of indigenous youth within the justice system. Claire is a gerontological social worker and a proud caregiver for both an older adult and children/youth with disabilities.