Pamela Young BA in Psychology/Minor in Sociology, Bachelor of Social Work Student, Research Assistant

In the Fall of 2017, I start the Post-Degree Social work program at St Thomas University. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick in 2016. I majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. I also completed an honours project with Drs. Poulin and Gouliquer, whose research focuses on marginalised groups, and utilises the Psycho-Social Ethnography of the Commonplace (P-SEC) methodology. My honours project drew from their work on individuals who are 90+ years old. I explored two complications in older individuals’ lives: the request of funding from Social Development, and the lack of control older individuals experience when hiring care-workers from private care institutions. My thesis was titled, When you are 90+ years old: The experience and meaning of independence.

Currently I work for Drs Poulin and Gouliquer as a research assistant managing the day to day operations of the research group. In addition to my research on individuals who are 90 years of age and older, I am involved in the Canadian female firefighters project. In the future, I am interested in continuing research on marginalised groups, and recommending policy changes that would benefit these groups’ well-being.

The research I would like to complete in my life is diverse. To name a few, I am interested in older individual’s experiences, domestic violence, child abuse, and young offenders. I believe that qualitative research can add a great deal to our understanding of groups and issues, and that it is important to create knowledge that captures the influence culture has on individuals within society.

 

Publications & Presentations

Publications:

Gouliquer, L., Young, P., Poulin, C., Chen, C-F., & Moore, A. (2017). Rhymes and rhythms of aging: Attending to the voices of the exceptionally old. Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG2017): Evidence for Action in an Aging World, 101. Winnipeg, Manitoba (October 19-21).

Presentations:

Gouliquer, L., Young, P., Poulin, C., Chen, C-F., & Moore, A. (2017). Rhymes and rhythms of aging: Attending to the voices of the exceptionally old. Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG2017): Evidence for Action in an Aging World, Winnipeg, Manitoba (October 19-21).

Young, P., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2017). How patriarchy and neoliberalism shape the experience of commercial home-care for the 90+ year old recipient. Symposium: New Rules, Same Results: Institutions Shaping the Everyday Realities of the Marginalised. 78th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, June 8-10.

Gouliquer, L., Young, P., Moore, A., Chen, C-F., Poulin, C., Pineau, C., & Graham, M. (2017). The Rhymes and Rhythms of Aging: Listening to the voices of the very old. Laurentian Research Week-2017; Faculty Research Forum, Laurentian University, ON (Feb. 27-Mar. 3).

Poulin, C., Gouliquer, L., McWilliams, J., Young, P., Tucker, W., & Moore, A. (2016). Female firefighters in leadership roles: “Where is the man in charge?” Poster-presentation at the UNB Research Showcase, Fredericton, Canada, (30 September).