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Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy
1929 Bayview Ave, Unit G30
Toronto, ON, M4G 3E8
(Bayview Ave & Eglinton Ave E)

Phone: 416-486-8731
Fax: 416-486-3860

Hours of operation

Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm


Selected Research & Theoretical Publications & Presentations Informing DBWA Philosophy

Collective Disruption (Julia Gray, Sherry Dupuis, Gail Mitchell, Pia Kontos, Christine Jonas-Simpson with Susan Applewhaite, Lori Nancy Kalamanski, Mary Ellen MacLean, Claire Frances Muir, Mark Prince, Tim Machin, David Talbot). (2017). Cracked: new light on dementia. In J. Gray (Ed.), ReView: an anthology of plays committed to social justice(pp. 67-138). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Dupuis, S.L., Gillies, J., Mitchell, G., Jonas-Simpson, C., Whyte, C., & Carson, J. (2011). Catapulting shifts in images, understandings and actions through research-based drama. Family Relations, 60, 104-120.

Dupuis, S.L., Kontos, P., Mitchell, G., Jonas-Simpson, C., & Gray, J. (2016). Re-claiming citizenship through the arts. Special Issue on Citizenship, Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1471301216637206.

Dupuis, S.L., Mitchell, G., Jonas-Simpson, C., Whyte, C., Gillies, J., Carson, J. (2015). Igniting transformative change in dementia care through research-based drama. The Geronotologist, 1-11. Doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv062

Gray, J., Kontos, P., Dupuis, S., Mitchell, G., Jonas-Simpson, C. (In Press) Dementia (re)performed: Interrogating tensions between relational engagement and regulatory policies in care homes through theatre. S. Chivers and U. Kreibernegg (Eds) Care Home Stories: Challenges, Changes and Continuities. New York City: Columbia University Press.

Jonas-Simpson, C., & Mitchell, G. J. (2005). Giving voice to expressions of quality of life for persons living with dementia through story, music and art. Alzheimer Care Quarterly, 6(1), 52-61.

Jonas-Simpson, C., Mitchell, G. J., Carson, J., Whyte, C., Dupuis, S., & Gillies, J. (2012). Phenomenological shifts for healthcare professionals after experiencing a research-based drama on living with dementia. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(9), 144-55. DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05877.x.

Jonas-Simpson, C., Mitchell, G. J., Fisher, A., Jones, G., & Linscott, J. (2006). A qualitative study on: The experience of being listened to for older persons living in a long-term care setting. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 32(1), 46-54.

Kontos, P. (2011). Rethinking sociability in long-term care: An embodied dimension of selfhood. Dementia, 11(3), 324-346.

Kontos, P., & Martin, W. (2013). Embodiment and dementia: Exploring critical narratives of selfhood, surveillance, and dementia care. Dementia, 12(3), 288-302.

Mitchell, G., Dupuis, S., & Jonas-Simpson, C. (2011). Countering stigma with understanding: The role of theatre in social change and transformation. Canadian Theatre Review, 146, 22-27.

Mitchell, G., Dupuis, S., Jonas-Simpson, C., Whyte, C., Carson, J., & Gillies, J. (2011). The experience of engaging with research-based drama: Evaluation and explication of synergy and transformation. Qualitative Inquiry, 17(4), 379-392.

Mitchell, G.J., Dupuis, S.L. & Kontos, P.C. (2013) Dementia discourse: From imposed suffering to knowing other-wise. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics.