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Margaret Crossley, PhD Professor Emerita - Department of Psychology

University of Saskatchewan

Background

Margaret Crossley (Professor Emerita, University of Saskatchewan) is a member of the Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR) team and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (Team 20: Issues in Dementia Care in Rural and Indigenous Populations). Prior to moving to BC in 2012, Crossley taught in the areas of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, psychogerontology, and psychopathology and served as the Department of Psychology’s Director of Clinical Psychology Training (2006-2012).  Her research focuses on cognitive indicators of normal aging and early stage dementia, the development of interventions designed to improve quality of life for families dealing with dementia in rural and remote communities, and assessment protocols for Indigenous seniors.  She directed the Aging Research and Memory Clinic (1994-2004) and as a member of the CIHR New Emerging Team (NET) (2003-2009), she was involved in the development of the Rural and Remote Memory Clinic (2004-2012).  Margaret recently completed the Certificate Program in Primary Care Behavioral Health through the Centre for Integrated Primary Care, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and is putting this to good use in her role as health liaison for the East Shore Kootenay Lake Community Health Society.