Maureen Ashe

Dr. Maureen Ashe is an assistant professor in Family Practice at the University of British Columbia; a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar; and a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator. Her research interest is in the area of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and mobility in older adults. Ashe is also an investigator at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility where she collaborates with a team of researchers, clinicians and health administrators.

Ashe’s current projects include an evaluation of mobility recovery in older adults after hip fracture, including a description of health resource utilization following discharge from hospital; and a self-management program for women at retirement to re-engineer activity back into daily life.

Recent Publications

Schiller C, Winters M, Hanson HM, Ashe MC. A framework for stakeholder identification in concept mapping and health research: a novel process and its application to older adult mobility and the built environment. BMC Public Health. 2013 May 2;13:428. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-428. (PubMed abstract)

Hanson HM, Ashe MC, McKay HA, Winters M. Intersection between the Built and Social Environments and Older Adults’ Mobility: An Evidence Review. National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health. 2012 November. (full text)

Ashe MC, Gorman E, Khan KM, Brasher PM, Cooper DM, McKay HA, Liu-Ambrose T. Does frequency of resistance training affect tibial cortical bone density in older women? A randomized controlled trial. Osteoporos Int. 2013 Feb;24(2):623-32. doi: 10.1007/s00198-012-2000-3. Epub 2012 May 12. (PubMed abstract)

Cook WL, Khan KM, Bech MH, Brasher PM, Brown RA, Bryan S, Donaldson MG, Guy P, Hanson HM, Leia C, Macri EM, Sims-Gould J, McKay HA, Ashe MC. Post-discharge management following hip fracture–get you back to B4: a parallel group, randomized controlled trial study protocol. BMC Geriatr. 2011 Jun 9;11:30. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-11-30. (PubMed abstract)