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Michelle Wyndham-West is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University, Graduate Program Director of the MDes programs in Design for Health and Inclusive Design and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University. Michelle also serves as a medical anthropologist specializing in design anthropology with a focus on aging, equity, gender/intersectionality, health policy and co-design. She is currently researching housing instability among low-income older adults, aging in place in Hamilton, as well as equity based policy frameworks for dementia services development.


  • PhD, York University
  • MA, University of Toronto
  • BA, York University 
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