I am a community-engaged researcher and activist who has been studying care work and care policy in the context of globalization and social transformation for more than 10 years. My research projects focus on aging, immigration, precarious work, and continuing care systems as Postdoctoral Fellow with the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging at Mount Saint Vincent University, and as a recent Senior Researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Nova Scotia. I also lead a SSHRC Insight Development Grant with Migrante Manitoba exploring the policy landscape and experiences of (im)migrant home care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. My writing has been published in diverse venues including Canadian Dimension, Impact Ethics, The Gerontologist, and Antipode.
Selected recent publications
- Hande, M.J. & Nourpanah, S. (2022). Putting Continuity in Continuing Care: Reimagining the Role of Immigration in the Recruitment and Retention of Healthcare Workers in Nova Scotia. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Nova Scotia.
- Hande, M.J., Nicholson, L., Yavuz, M., Marcelino, D. and Rodriguez, S. (2022). Migrant home care workers in Manitoba: An invisible and critically underserved pillar of Manitoba’s pandemic response. Carework Network Responds.
- Hande, Mary Jean, Janice Keefe and Deanne Taylor. (2021, online). Long Term Residential Care Policy Guidance for Staff to Support Resident Quality of Life. The Gerontologist: Special Issue on Workforce Issues in Long Term Care. http://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnaa176
Media release here
- Hande, Mary Jean, Aliya Jamal, and Christine Kelly. (2020). Direct Funding and the depoliticization of home care systems: Popular rhetoric and policy directions in Ontario. Canadian Review of Social Policy/Revue canadienne de politique sociale, 80: 26-49. https://crsp.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/crsp/article/view/40353