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Shamette Hepburn

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School of Social Work

Assistant Professor

Office: Ross Building, S810
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66324
Email: hepburns@yorku.ca

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MSW, York University
MSc, Central Connecticut State University
BSc, University of the West Indies

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Member- Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers
Member- Canadian Association on Gerontology
Member-The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)

Research Interests

, Critical Gerontology, Postcolonial Social Work, Transnationalism/Globalization, Community-based/Participatory Research
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S., Matsuoka, A., Guruge, S., & Manuel, L. (2015). Intervention strategies to address elder abuse of ethnoracial minority older adults from different communities. In S. Koehn and M. Badger (Eds.), Health care equity for ethnic minority older adults. Vancouver, BC: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.

2015

Hepburn, S., Matsuoka, A., Guruge, S., & Manuel, L. (2015). Partnering to promote health care
equity for ethnic minority older adults: Topical Report: What types of intervention strategies address abuse of ethnocultural minority older adults (EMOA) as it is defined and experienced in different communities (especially those coming from war-torn countries)? Vancouver, BC: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.

2015

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S. & Coloma, R.S. (2018). Ageing transmigrants and the decolonisation of life course. International Journal of Lifelong Education.

2018

Other

Publication
Year

What are the real issues confronting the Caribbean’s Ageing Diaspora and Regional Governments? Newspaper column featured in "In The Diaspora". Stabroek News, Guyana. October 8, 2018

2018

Where's the best place to retire? Findings of a Visual Ethnographic Study of Transnationally Mobile Older Adults. Presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 47th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting.

2018

Artistic and expressive modalities in gerontological social work research. Presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 45th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

2016

Exploring theoretical approaches to contemporary Caribbean later-life circulation and return migration. Panel Presentation: “The Limits of Multiculturalism and the (Im)Possibility of Difference” at the Critical Ethnic Studies Conference, Toronto, May, 2015.

2015

Towards a Critical Transnational Ethnogerontology: Elderly Jamaican Canadian transmigrants. Poster presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 44th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting, Calgary, October, 2015.

2015

What types of intervention strategies address abuse of ethnocultural minority older adults (EMOA) as it is defined and experienced in different communities (especially those coming from war-torn countries)? Presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 43th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting, Niagara, October, 2014. Co-authored with Dr. Atsuko Matsuoka, Dr. Sepali Guruge and Dr. Lisa Manuel.

2014

Navigating the Maze of Transition: Promoting Successful Outcomes for Youth Leaving Care. Paper presented to staff at the Children's Aid Society of Toronto.

2012

Aging and Sexual Citizenship. Poster presented at the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) Knowledge Exchange NICE Knowledge Exchange at the University of Toronto

2011

Sketching caricatures: Ageing and sexuality as depicted in two mainstream Canadian newspapers. Poster presented at the Annual York University Annual Social Work Conference.

2011


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2019 GS/SOWK5450 3.0 Q Practice Research Paper Seminar SEMR
Fall/Winter 2018 AP/SOWK2050 6.0 C Anti-Discriminatory Practice LECT


Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MSW, York University
MSc, Central Connecticut State University
BSc, University of the West Indies

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Member- Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers
Member- Canadian Association on Gerontology
Member-The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)

Research Interests

, Critical Gerontology, Postcolonial Social Work, Transnationalism/Globalization, Community-based/Participatory Research

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S., Matsuoka, A., Guruge, S., & Manuel, L. (2015). Intervention strategies to address elder abuse of ethnoracial minority older adults from different communities. In S. Koehn and M. Badger (Eds.), Health care equity for ethnic minority older adults. Vancouver, BC: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.

2015

Hepburn, S., Matsuoka, A., Guruge, S., & Manuel, L. (2015). Partnering to promote health care
equity for ethnic minority older adults: Topical Report: What types of intervention strategies address abuse of ethnocultural minority older adults (EMOA) as it is defined and experienced in different communities (especially those coming from war-torn countries)? Vancouver, BC: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.

2015

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S. & Coloma, R.S. (2018). Ageing transmigrants and the decolonisation of life course. International Journal of Lifelong Education.

2018

Other

Publication
Year

What are the real issues confronting the Caribbean’s Ageing Diaspora and Regional Governments? Newspaper column featured in "In The Diaspora". Stabroek News, Guyana. October 8, 2018

2018

Where's the best place to retire? Findings of a Visual Ethnographic Study of Transnationally Mobile Older Adults. Presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 47th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting.

2018

Artistic and expressive modalities in gerontological social work research. Presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 45th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

2016

Exploring theoretical approaches to contemporary Caribbean later-life circulation and return migration. Panel Presentation: “The Limits of Multiculturalism and the (Im)Possibility of Difference” at the Critical Ethnic Studies Conference, Toronto, May, 2015.

2015

Towards a Critical Transnational Ethnogerontology: Elderly Jamaican Canadian transmigrants. Poster presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 44th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting, Calgary, October, 2015.

2015

What types of intervention strategies address abuse of ethnocultural minority older adults (EMOA) as it is defined and experienced in different communities (especially those coming from war-torn countries)? Presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 43th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting, Niagara, October, 2014. Co-authored with Dr. Atsuko Matsuoka, Dr. Sepali Guruge and Dr. Lisa Manuel.

2014

Navigating the Maze of Transition: Promoting Successful Outcomes for Youth Leaving Care. Paper presented to staff at the Children's Aid Society of Toronto.

2012

Aging and Sexual Citizenship. Poster presented at the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) Knowledge Exchange NICE Knowledge Exchange at the University of Toronto

2011

Sketching caricatures: Ageing and sexuality as depicted in two mainstream Canadian newspapers. Poster presented at the Annual York University Annual Social Work Conference.

2011


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2019 GS/SOWK5450 3.0 Q Practice Research Paper Seminar SEMR
Fall/Winter 2018 AP/SOWK2050 6.0 C Anti-Discriminatory Practice LECT