My Research at a Glance

My primary program of research is located at the intersection of health, aging and place. As a social gerontologist and qualitative health researcher, my work explores aging from a critical perspective to challenge assumptions about aging and disability, re-imagine practices and policies in community and care settings, and develop new ways of knowing that prioritize the lived experience of older adults. Three areas of scholarship summarize my critical health research: community mobility, place, and methodological innovation.


Gardner, P. (August 15, 2018). Qualitative Interviewing: More than asking questions and getting answers [video file]. Retrieved from: