Sherry L. Dupuis is the former Director of the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program and a Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo.
Sherry’s research program has focused primarily on identifying ways to improve the quality of the lives of persons living with dementia, their families, and other care partners and to ensuring that the voices of persons with dementia and their care partners are represented in research, education, practice, and policy development.
She is currently the co-Principal Investigator of a large SSHRC Community-University Research Alliance initiative called the Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance.
This project is focused on changing the culture of care in different long-term care settings, which includes shifting how we think about and approach recreation and leisure in those settings.
Sherry is committed to the transfer of research into action through the use of critical participatory action research approaches and exploring the transformative possibilities of alternative representations of research findings such as research-based drama and art.