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Gloria Gutman

Research Associate | Founder | Professor Emeritus

Room: HC 2800
Phone: 778.782.5063

Emailgutman@sfu.ca

Education

PhD (UBC); MA (UofA); BA (UBC)

Research Interests

Senior’s housing, long term care, health promotion, elder abuse, gerontechnology, LGBT aging, age-friendly hospitals and communities, seniors and emergency preparedness, increasing advance care planning in marginalized groups and ethnic minorities

Biography

Gloria Gutman, PhD developed the Gerontology Research Centre and Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and was director of both from 1982-2005. She is currently a Research Associate and Professor Emeritus at SFU. Dr. Gutman is author/editor of 23 books, the most recent (with Claire Robson & Jen Marchbank) titled Elder Abuse in the LGBTQ2SA+ community (Springer, 2023). During her career, Dr. Gutman has held a number of high profile roles including two terms as President of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, President of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, and President of the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse. Currently, she is President of the North American chapter of the International Society for Gerontechnology, Vice-President of the International Longevity Centre-Canada, and a member of the Research Management Committee of the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN-NCE). Previously she served on the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Ageing Society, World Health Organization’s Expert Advisory Panel on Ageing and Health, and CIHR-Institute of Aging Advisory Board. In 2007 she was awarded the Order of British Columbia and in 2010 an LLD (honoris causa) by the University of Western Ontario for her work “as an international authority in the field of gerontology” and was named one of Canada’s “best 45 over 45” by Zoomer magazine. In 2012 she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal by the Government of Canada, and in 2016 the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour.

Selected Publications

Monographs

  • Robson, C., Marchbank, J., Gutman, G., & Prentice, M. (2023). Elder Abuse in the LGBTQ2SA+ Community: The impact of Homophobia and Transphobia. New York, NY: Springer Nature. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-33317-0. ISBN 978-3-031-33316-3.
  • Sixsmith, A.J., & Gutman, G. (Eds.). (2013). Technologies for Active Aging. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Gutman, G. & Spencer, C. (Eds.). (2010). Aging, Ageism and Abuse: Moving from Awareness to Action. Burlington, MA: Elsevier Publishers.
  • Wister, A.V., Gutman, G.M., Adams, R., & Chou, P.H. (2006). Fact Book on Aging in British Columbia, 4th Edition. Vancouver: Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre.
  • Gutman, G.M., Wister, A.V., Carriere, Y., & Tredwell, S. (2000). Fact Book on Aging in British Columbia, 3rd Edition. Vancouver: Simon Fraser University  Gerontology Research Centre.
  •  Gee, E.M., & Gutman, G.M. (Eds.). (2000). The Overselling of Population Aging: Apocalyptic Demography, Intergenerational Challenges and Policy Issues. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
  • Wister, A.V., & Gutman, G.M. (Eds.). (1998). Health Systems and Aging in Selected Pacific Rim Countries: Cultural Diversity and Change. Vancouver: Gerontology Research Center, Simon Fraser University.
  • Gutman, G. M. (Ed). (1998). Technology Innovation for an Aging Society: Blending Research, Public and Private Sectors. Vancouver: Gerontology Research Center, Simon Fraser University.
  • Russell, M., Hightower, J., & Gutman, G. (Eds.). (1996). Stopping the Violence: Changing Families, Changing Futures. Vancouver: B.C. Institute on Family Violence.
  • Gee, E.M., & Gutman, G.M. (Eds.). (1995). Rethinking Retirement. Vancouver: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.
  • Gutman, G,M., Wister, A.V., Campbell, H., & Duguid, J. (1995). Fact Book on Aging in British Columbia. 2nd Edition. Vancouver: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.
  • Gutman, G.M., & Wister, A.V. (Eds.). (1994). Health Promotion for Older Canadians: Knowledge Gaps and Research Needs. Vancouver: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.
  • Gutman, G.M., & Wister, A.V. (Eds.). (1994). Progressive Accommodation for Seniors: Interfacing Shelter and Services. Vancouver: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.
  • Gutman, G.M. (Ed.). (1992). Shelter and Care of Persons with Dementia, Vancouver, B.C.: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.
  • Hodge, G., & Gutman, G.M. (1991). Maintaining Seniors Independence in Rural Areas: A Guide to Planning Accommodation and Services. Ottawa: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
  • Hayhurst, K., Gutman, G.M., & Cooper, M. (1988). Non-Biomedical Aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1960-1988. Burnaby, B.C.: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.
  • Gutman, G.M., & Blackie, N.K. (Eds.). (1988). Housing the Very Old. Burnaby, B.C.: The Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.
  • Gutman, G.M., Gee, E.M., Bojanowski, B., & Mottet, D. (1986). Fact Book on Aging in British Columbia. Burnaby, B.C.: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University. 
  • Gutman, G.M., & Blackie, N.K. (Eds.). (1986). Aging in Place: Housing Adaptations and Options for Remaining in the Community. Burnaby, B.C.: The Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University. 
  • Gee, E.M., & Gutman, G.M. (Eds.). (1985). Canadian Gerontological Collection V: The Challenge of Time. Winnipeg: Canadian Association on Gerontology.
  • Gutman, G.M., & Blackie, N.K. (Eds.). (1985). Innovations in Housing and Living Arrangements for Seniors. Burnaby, B.C.: The Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.
  • Bojanowski, B.C., Trevor-Smith, S., Holliday, S., & Gutman, G.M. (1984). Research on Aging in British Columbia - An Annotated Bibliography 1950-1983. Burnaby, B.C.: The Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University. 
  • Gutman, G.M. (Ed.). (1982). Canada’s Changing Age Structure: Implications for the Future. Burnaby, B.C.: Simon Fraser University Publications.

Articles

  • Marchbank, J., Narayan, S., Gutman, G. & Robson, C. (2023). Addressing elder abuse in the LGBT community: An intergenerational artivism initiative. Metodologica, IV A, 53-78. https://www.journalofmethodology.com/en/publications/.
  • Soheilipour, S., Jang, K., de Vries, B., Kwan, H., & Gutman, G. (2023). A Confluence of Cultures: Advance Care Planning in Long-Term Care Settings. Journal of Long-Term Care, (2023), pp. 120–134. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31389/jltc.203.
  • Beringer, R., Gill, P., Gutman, G., & de Vries, B. (2022).  Finding positives amidst the negatives: A thematic analysis of the impact of the COVID-9 pandemic on Canadians 55+. OBM Geriatrics, 6(4) doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr22o4213.
  • Gutman, G., Karbakhsh, M., & Stewart, H. G. (2022). Abuse of marginalized older adults during COVID-19: Proxy findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. GEROPSYCH: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, published online August 26, 2022. https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/full/10.1024/1662-9647/a000301.
  • Beringer, R., Gutman, G., and de Vries, B. (2021). Exploring and promoting advance care planning among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) older adults living in non-metropolitan British Columbia. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. https://doi.org/10.1080/10538720.2021.1885552.
  • deVries, B., Gutman, G., Beringer, R., Gill, P.  & Dault, H. (2021). Advance care planning among older Canadians amid the COVID-19 pandemic: a focus on sexual orientation. Journal of Palliative Care and Social Practice, 15, 1-14 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/26323524211019056.
  • Gutman, G., Vashisht, A., Kaur, T., Churchill, R., Moztarzadeh, A. & Karbakhsh, M. (2021). Feasibility study of a digital screen-based calming device for managing BPSD during morning and evening care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 47 (11) https://journals.healio.com/doi/10.3928/00989134-20211012-03.
  • Gutman, G. M., Robson, C., & Marchbank, J. (2020). Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community. In Advances in Elder Abuse Research (pp. 149-164). Springer, Cham.
  • Robson, C., Gutman, G., Marchbank, J. & Blair, K. (2018). Raising awareness and addressing elder abuse in the LGBT community: An intergenerational arts program. Special issue: Equity in Digital Literacies: Issues of Access, Ethics and Engagement, Language and Literacy, 20(3)46-66. https://doi.org/10.20360/langandlit29408.
  • Gahagan, J., Humble, A., Gutman, G. & de Vries, B. (2018). Older LGBT adults’ end-of-life conversations: Findings from Nova Scotia. Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, 39(1) 31-40.
  • Gutman, G., Kwon, S., Fukuda, R., Guttler, J-F., Georgoulas, C., Linner, T., Bock, T., Kwon, S. (2016). Home technologies that support aging in place. In: S. Kwon (Ed.) Gerontechnology – Research, practice and principles in the field of technology and aging (223-250). New York: Springer.
  • Gutman, G.M. & Yon, Y. (2014). Elder abuse and neglect in disasters: Types, prevalence and research gaps. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction,10 (Pt.A),38-47  [ doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2014.06.002].
  • Haq, G & Gutman, G. (2014) Climate gerontology: Meeting the challenge of population ageing and climate change. Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 47, 462-467. [doi: 10.1007/s00391-014-0677-y].


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