Dr. Heather Aldersey
|Areas of teaching expertise include international community-based rehabilitation, qualitative methods, and family support.
|Currently accepting MSc students in the following areas of research:
Dassah, E.*, Aldersey, H.M., & Norman, K.E. (2017). Photovoice and persons with disabilities: A scoping review of the literature. Qualitative Health Research.
Fernandez, E.L.A.*, Rutka, L.J.*, & Aldersey, H.M. (2017). Exploring Disability Policy in Africa: An Online Search for National Disability Policies and CRPD Ratification. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal 13(1).
Aldersey, H.M., Francis, G.L., Haines, S.J., & Chiu, C. (2017) Family Quality of Life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 14(1), 78-86.
Nuri, R.P.*, & Aldersey, H.M. (2016). A scoping review of family needs. Disability and International Development, 27(1), 20-26.
Aldersey, H.M., Turnbull, H.R., & Turnbull, A.P. (2016). Family support and self-help in intellectual and developmental disabilities in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 13(1), 23-32.
Aldersey, H.M., Huynh, D.C., & Whitley, R. (2016). A systematic examination of the nature and content of vignettes in schizophrenia research. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research 25(3), 189-196.
Dagys, K.M.*, Popat, A.*, Aldersey, H.M. (2015). The Applicability of eLearning in Community-Based Rehabilitation. Societies, 5(4), 831-854. (Nominated by Queen’s University for the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, Ann Collins Whitmore Student Research Competition).
Aldersey, H.M. & Assumani, D.W. (2015). Partnerships for Disability Research in Africa: Lessons Learned in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Disability & the Global South, 2(3), 777-793.
Aldersey, H.M. & Whitley, R. (2014). Family influence in recovery from severe mental illness. Community Mental Health Journal, 51(4), 467-476.
Aldersey, H.M., Turnbull, A.P., & Turnbull, H.R. (2014). Factors contributing to the construction of personhood of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies 3(2), 31-61.
Kyzar, K.B., Chiu, C., Kemp, P., Aldersey, H.M., Turnbull, A.P., & Lindeman, D.P. (2014). Feasibility of an online professional development program for early intervention practitioners. Infants and Young Children 27(2), 174-191.
Aldersey, H.M. (2013). Disability advocacy in Kinshasa. Disability & Society 28(6), 784-797.
Aldersey, H.M. (2012). Family perceptions of intellectual disability: Understanding and support in Dar es Salaam. African Journal of Disability 1(1), Art. #32, 12 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ ajod.v1i1.32.
Aldersey, H.M. (2012). Disability and work: The United Republic of Tanzania's workplace policies in the Persons with Disabilities Act of 2010. Disability Studies Quarterly 32(3).
Aldersey, H.M. & Turnbull, H. R. (2011). The United Republic of Tanzania's national policy on disability: A policy analysis. Journal of Disability Policy Studies 22(3), 160-169.