Arne Stinchcombe, PhD

Assistant Professor

arne stinchcombe

Office: STH 348
905 688 5550 x5387

Dr. Arne Stinchcombe is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Applied Gerontology (MAG) program and the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock University. He maintains expertise in the psychosocial aspects of health, aging, and older adulthood. Dr. Stinchcombe is currently accepting graduate students with complementary research interests.

  • Mental health and aging
  • Social determinants
  • LGBTQ+ aging
  • Community mobility
  • End of life issues

An updated list of publications can be found on ResearchGate.

Hammond, N. & Stinchcombe, A. (Accepted). Health behaviours and social determinants of migraine in a Canadian sample of adults 45-85 years. Headache.

Saber, C., Armstrong, M., Stinchcombe, A., Yamin, S., & Gagnon., S. (2019). Reactions at intersections of drivers with Alzheimer’s Disease: The association between neuropsychological assessment and driving errors in simulated driving. Advances in Transportation Studies: an international journal. XLVIII (July), 77-86.

Wilson, K., Stinchcombe, A., Ismail., M., & Kortes-Miller, K. (2019). LGBTQ2+ aging in Canada: Building the evidence and informing action. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality.

Ismail, M., Hammond, N., Wilson, K., & Stinchcombe, A. (2019). Canadians who care: Social networks and informal caregiving among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) older adults in the CLSA. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development.

Boulé, J., Wilson, K., Kortes-Miller, K., & Stinchcombe, A. (In press). “We live in a wonderful country, Canada, but”: Perspectives form older LGBTQ Ontarians on visibility, connection, and power in care and community. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development.

Gagnon, S., Stinchcombe, A., Curtis, M., Kateb, M., Polgar, J., Porter, M., & Bédard, M. (2019). Driving safety improves after individualized training: An RCT involving older drivers in an urban area. Traffic Injury Prevention. doi:10.1080/15389588.2019.1630826

Koppel, S., Stephens, A., Bédard, M., Charlton, J.L., Darzins, P., Di Stefano, M., Gagnon, S., Gélinas, I., Hua, P., MacLeay, L., Man-Son-Hing, M., Mazer, B., Myers, A., Naglie, G., Odell, M., Porter, M. M., Rapoport, M. J., Stinchcombe, A., Tuokko, H., Vrkjlan, B., & Marshall, S. (2019). Self-reported violations, errors and lapses for older drivers: Measuring the change in frequency of aberrant driving behaviours across five time-points. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 123, 132-169. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2018.11.009

Kortes-Miller, K., Wilson, K., & Stinchcombe, A. (Epub ahead of print). Care and LGBT aging in Canada: A focus group study on the educational gaps among care workers. Clinical Gerontologist. doi:10.1080/07317115.2018.1544955

Stinchcombe, A., Wilson, K., Kortes-Miller, K., Chambers. L., & Weaver, B. (2018). Physical and mental health inequalities among aging lesbian, gay, and bisexual Canadians: cross-sectional results from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). Canadian Journal of Public Health, 109(5-6), 833–844. doi:10.17269/s41997-018-0100-3

Patterson, L., Mullen, N., Stinchcombe, A., Weaver, M., & Bédard, M. (Accepted). Measuring the impact of driving status: The Centre for Research on Safe Driving – Impact of Driving Status on Quality of Life (CRSD-IDSQoL) tool. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Kortes-Miller, K., Boulé, J., Wilson, K., & Stinchcombe, A. (2018). Dying in long-term care: Perspectives from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans older adults about fears and hopes for end-of-life. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care. 14:2-3, 209-224, DOI: 10.1080/15524256.2018.1487364 * Awarded Editor’s Choice Best Article for 2018.

Sawula, E., Polgar, J., Porter, M. M., Gagnon, S., Weaver, B., Nakagawa, S., Stinchcombe, A., & Bédard, M. (2018). The combined effects of on-road and simulator training with feedback on older drivers’ on-road performance: evidence from a randomized-controlled trial (RCT). Traffic Injury Prevention, 19(3), 421-249. doi:10.1080/15389588.2016.1236194

Riendeau, J., Stinchcombe, A., Weaver, B., & Bédard, M. (2018). Personality and driving across the driving lifespan. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 54, 171-187. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2018.01.022

Wilson, K., Kortes-Miller, K., & Stinchcombe, A. (2018). Staying out of the closet: Hopes and fears of LGBT older adults as they consider end-of-life. Canadian Journal on Aging, 37(1), 22-31. doi:10.1017/S0714980817000514. *Article of the Month for January 2018.

Sawula, E., Mullen, N., Stinchcombe, A., Weaver, B., Tuokko, H., Marshall, S., Naglie, G., Rapoport, M. & Bédard, M. (2017). Associations between personality and self-reported driving restriction in the Candrive II study of older drivers. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 50, 89-99.

Stinchcombe, A., Smallbone, J., Wilson, K., & Kortes-Miller, K. (2017). Healthcare and end-of-life needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) older adults: A scoping review. Geriatrics, 2, 13-26. doi:10.3390/geriatrics2010013.

Mullen, N., Parker, B., Wiersma, E., Stinchcombe, A., & Bédard, M. (2017). Looking forward and looking back: Older adults’ views of the impacts of stopping driving. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 31(3), 188-204. doi:10.1080/07380577.2017.1337282

Stinchcombe, A., Kadulina, Y., Lemieux, C., Aljied, R., & Gagnon, S. (2017). Driving is not a game: Video game experience is associated with risk-taking behaviours in the driving simulator. Computers in Human Behavior, 69, 415-420. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2016.12.006

Stinchcombe, A., Gagnon., S., Kateb, M., Curtis, M., Porter, M., Polgar, J., & Bédard, M. (2017). Letting in-vehicle navigation lead the way: Older drivers’ perceptions of and compliance with a GPS navigation system. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 106, 515-520. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2016.10.022.

2019 – 2022

“Will I still be gay?”: Including and supporting LGBTQ2+ persons with dementia and caregivers

  • Role: Sole Principal Investigator
    Total: $223,400
  • Funder: Alzheimer’s Society of Canada Research Program (ASRP)

Deconstructing normativity in gerontology: Focus on sexual orientation & gender identity.

  • Role: Co-Investigator (PI: K. Wilson, University of Guelph)
  • Total: $182,440
  • Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Healthy End of Life Program (HELP) – offering, asking for and accepting help: Creating an end of life collaborative community culture.

  • Role: Co-Investigator (PI: P. Grasseau, Carleton University)
  • Total: $641,534
  • Funder: The Mach-Gaensslen Foundation of Canada

2017 – 2022

On the road to promoting mobility and health after driving cessation among older adults

  • Role: Co-investigator (PI: M. Bédard, Lakehead University)
  • Total: $409,275
  • Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

2017 – 2019

Getting by with a little help from their friends: The role of support and care networks in moderating health inequalities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual older Canadians

  • Role: Nominated Principal Investigator
  • Total: $60,335
  • Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)