Nicole is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Trent University. Nicole’s postdoctoral work includes a collaborative research project with other members of the ACT network: “Being Connected @Home”, funded by CIHR through the “More Years Better Lives” Joint Programming Initiative (2018-2020) brings together researchers from the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and Canada (including ACT members Barbara Marshall, Eugene Loos, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, Andrea Rosales, and Stephen Katz) to investigate contemporary experiences of later life at the intersection of digital infrastructures, place and the experience of ‘being connected’.
Nicole is a library and information science scholar who examines intersections of information and care. Working within care contexts, she studies how people find information, what people do with information, highlighting the complex work needed to become informed, most often talking with family caregivers of older adults living with dementia. As an institutional ethnographer, she studies how aging in place contexts, changes in information availability, and evolving family responsibilities shape who is able and who is expected to be informed. She has a continued research interest in the development of more responsive and creative public library services and spaces for aging populations. She can be reached via email (email@example.com) or Twitter (@ndalmer).