Alissa Moore BSc in Microbiology/Immunology, BN Student, Research Assistant

I graduated from UBC in 2009 with a BSc in microbiology and immunology. After working with the public for a number of years in a variety of capacities, including a learning disabilities resource centre, I decided to return to university to pursue a career in nursing. The nursing program here at UNB particularly appealed to me because of the emphasis it places on social justice issues and socio-economic determinants of health.

            My future research (and practice) interests include palliative care, harm reduction strategies, and improving access to healthcare, both in Canada and internationally. I am extremely curious about the effectiveness of various models of health care delivery, as well as the impacts of interpersonal relationships on clinical outcomes.

            I was fortunate to begin working with the P-SEC group in October of 2015 as a research assistant through the UNB work-study program. I am thrilled to be working as part of an interdisciplinary research team that is contributing to understanding and improving the experiences of marginalised groups. In addition, my work with P-SEC has enhanced my knowledge of sociology, psychology, and qualitative research methods.

Publications & Presentations


Poulin, C., Gouliquer, L., & Moore, A. (2018). Pompiers: La passion du feu et le prix à payer. In J. Douesnard (Eds.), Enjeux humains et psychosociaux du travail (pp. 209-249). Québec, QC: Presses de l’Université du Québec.


Gouliquer, L., Poulin, C., Young, P., & Moore, A. (2018 - Accepted). Cultural protection against the internalising of the schema of the older adult as frail and burdensome. International Federation on Ageing (IFA)14th Global Conference on Ageing, Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing. Toronto, ON (August 8-10).

Moore, A., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2018). Respecting the secular: Non-religious outlooks among older adults. The 35th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, (May 16 – 18).

Gouliquer, L., Young, P., Poulin, C., Chen, C-F., & Moore, A. (2018). The poesy of aging: Listening to our elders. Laurentian Research Week, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON (March 19-22).

Poulin, C., Gouliquer, L., & Moore, A. (2018). Women Firefighters’ Daily Experiences: A Pan-Canadian Study, Invited presentation in the series « Lunch and Learn » (13 mars: Laurentian Université, Sudbury, Ontario).

Moore, A., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2017). Women firefighters face increased physical and psychological health risks due to marginalised status. The 9th Annual New Brunswick Health Research Conference, Moncton, NB, (1-2 November).

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).

Moore, A., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2017). Extra-nuclear family members: Pet ownership as ersatz family among the very elderly. 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).