Lynn McCleary, RN, PhD

Professor, Nursing

Office: EA 317
905 688 5550 x5160

Lynn is a mental health and gerontological nurse. She works with research teams and service providers across the county and in Niagara, with a focus on health and social care for older people and their families. She is engaged in improving gerontology and geriatrics education in the health professions.

  • Dementia care
  • Family caregiving
  • Gerontology & geriatrics education
  • Health and social services
  • Registered Nurse
  • Past President Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
  • Adjunct Member, Institute for Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto

Blais, S., McCleary, L., Robitaille, A., & Garcia, L. (in press – 2017). Examining the benefits of intergenerational volunteering in long-term care: A review of the literature. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 15(3).

McCleary, L., Boscart, V., Donoahue, P., Harvey, K. (in press – 2017). Readiness of Canadian educators to improve gerontological curricula in health and social service education. Canadian Journal on Aging, 36(4).

Boscart, V., McCleary, L., Huson, K., Sheiban, L., & Harvey, K. (2017). Integrating gerontological competencies in Canadian health and social service education An overview of trends, enablers and challenges. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 38(1), 17-46. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2016.1230738

Koehn, S., Badger, M., Cohen, C., McCleary, L., & Drummond, N. (2016). Negotiating access to a diagnosis of dementia: Implications for policies in health and social welfare. Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice, 15, 1436-1456. doi: 10.1177/1471301214563551.

Garcia, L. J., McCleary, L., Emerson, V., Loepoldoff, H., Dalziel, W., Drummond, N., Cohen, C., Koehn, S., & Silvius, J. (2014). It’s all the little things: The pathway to diagnosis of Francophones living in a minority situation. The Gerontologist, 54, 964-975.

McCleary, L., Boscart, V., Donahue, P., & Harvey, K. (August, 2014). Core curricula for entry-to-practice health and social care worker education in Ontario: Needs assessment conducted for the Council of Ontario Universities. Report prepared for Council of Ontario Universities.

McCleary, L., Luinstra-Toohey, L., Hoogeveen, K., Boscart, V., & Donahue, P. (August, 2014). Perceptions of practitioners and practitioner organizations about gaps and required competencies for seniors’ care among health and social care graduates and workers: Needs assessment conducted for the Council of Ontario Universities. Report prepared for the Council of Ontario Universities.

Lewis, S. M., & McCleary, L. (2014). Nursing management: Delirium, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other dementias. In: S. L. Lewis, M. M. Heitkemper, S. R. Dirksen, M. A. Barry, S. Goldsworthy, & D. Goodridge (Eds.). Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada. (3rd ed.). Toronto, ON: Mosby Canada.

Birnbaum, R., Saini, M., McCleary, L., & Hurwitz, H. (2013). A community-based response to address the needs of high-conflict separated families. Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Journal, 58(1), 15-23.

McCleary, L., Persaud, M., Hum, S., Pimlott, N.J.G., Cohen, C., Koehn, S., Leung, K., Dalziel, W.B., Kozak, J., Emerson, V., Silvius, J., & Drummond, N. (2013). Pathways to dementia diagnosis among South Asian Canadians. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 12, 769-789. doi: 10.1177/1471301212444806.

McCleary, L., & Blain, J. (2013). Cultural values and family caregiving for persons with dementia. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 27, 178-201.

Elliott, I. M., Kadis, D. S., Lach, L. M., Olds, J., McCleary, L., Whiting, S., Snyder, T., & Smith, M. L. (2012). Quality of life in young adults who underwent resective surgery for epilepsy in childhood. Epilepsia, 53, 1577-1586. doi 10.1111/j.1428-1167.2012003594.x

Rempel, L., & McCleary, L. (2012). Effects of the implementation of a breastfeeding best practice guideline in a Canadian public health agency. Research in Nursing & Health, 35,435-449. doi: 10.1002/nur.21495.

McCleary, L., Ray, K., Santos, J., & McCauslen, D. (2012). Implementation strategies (Chapter 4). In Toolkit: Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines, 2nd Edition. Toronto, ON: Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.

Koehn, S., Spence, M., McCleary, L., Jarvis, P., Garcia, L., & Drummond, N. (2012). Understanding Chinese-Canadian pathways to a diagnosis of dementia through a critical-constructionist lens. Journal of Aging Studies, 26(1), 44-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jaging.2011.07.002

  • Professional and Therapeutic Communications
  • Promoting Mental Health
  • Nursing Practicum: Promoting Mental Health