Dr. Heather McNeil is passionate about partnering with older adults and caregivers to improve their quality of life through innovations in the systems that support them. As a Senior Research Associate, Heather’s role with the SE Research Centre is to lead the development and implementation of health services research projects within our priority research fields. Prior to joining SE Health, Heather completed her PhD in the University of Waterloo’s Health, Aging, and Well-being program. During this time, as a research associate with the Geriatric Health Systems (GHS) Group Heather co-created the Seniors Helping as Research Partners (SHARP) Group to build meaningful partnerships with older adults and caregivers in the community. She has expertise in patient and community engagement, health innovation for older adults, patient experience, qualitative and mixed methods, and knowledge translation and exchange. Her dissertation, The ECOTECH project, funded through the AGE-WELL Canadian Network Centre of Excellence focused on the engagement of older adults and their caregivers in regional health innovation ecosystems.
To create balance in her life, Heather enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking and practicing yoga. Follow Heather on Twitter @h_mcneilUW.
To contact Heather:
Senior Research Associate
Telephone: 1-800-463-1763 ext.140337