Postdoctoral Fellowship (Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences)
MSc Occupational Therapy (McMaster)
BA Health Studies and Gerontology (McMaster)
Supervising Graduate Students
Age-related vision loss (ARVL)
Neighbourhood and environmental influences on occupational engagement for older adults
Risk in older adulthood
Intersections of ageism and ableism in shaping older adults' identities
Technology adoption patterns in later life
AGE-WELL (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement, and Long Life)
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Low vision rehabilitation
Evidence based practice in Occupational Therapy
Theories and models of Occupational Therapy practice
Technology and aging
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), Member
Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG), Member
CAOT Occupational Therapy Low Vision Rehabilitation Network, Member
McGrath, C., Laliberte Rudman, D., Spafford, M., Trentham, B., & Polgar, J. (2017). Environmental barriers and the production of disability for seniors with age-related vision loss (ARVL): A critical ethnographic study. Canadian Journal on Aging, 36, 1-12.
Grenier, A., Barken, R., McGrath, C. (2016). Homelessness and Aging: The contradictory ordering of ‘house’ and 'home.' Journal of Aging Studies, 39, 73-80
Laliberte Rudman, D., Gold, D., McGrath, C., Zuvela, B., Spafford, M., Renwick, R. (2016). “Why would I want to go out?” The process of negotiating social participation amongst Canadian older adults with age-related vision loss. Canadian Journal on Aging, 35, 465-478
Grenier, A., Griffin, M., & McGrath, C. (2016). Aging and Disability: The paradoxical positions of the chronological life course. The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 12, 11-27
McGrath, C., & Astell, A. (2017). The benefits and barriers to technology acquisition: Understanding the decision-making processes of older adults with age-related vision loss (ARVL). British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80, 1-9
McGrath, C., Laliberte Rudman, D., Polgar, J., Spafford, M., & Trentham, B. (2016). Negotiating ‘positive’ aging in the presence of age-related vision loss (ARVL): The shaping and perpetuation of disability. Journal of Aging Studies, 39, 1-10.
McGrath, C., Laliberte Rudman, D., Trentham, B., Polgar, J., & Spafford, M. (2016). Re-shaping understandings of disability associated with age-related vision loss (ARVL): Incorporating critical disability perspectives into research and practice. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-9.
Laliberte Rudman, D., Egan, M., McGrath, C., Kessler, D., Gardner, P., Ceci, C., & King, J. (2016). Low vision rehabilitation, age-related vision loss and risk: A critical interpretive synthesis. The Gerontologist, 56, 32-45.
McGrath, C., & Laliberte-Rudman, D. (2013). Factors that influence the occupational engagement of older adults with low vision: A scoping review. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76, 234-241.