Sarah Wu

With more than 15 years of experience conducting gerontological research, Dr. Sarah Wu seeks to make a meaningful difference in the lives of long-term care residents and their families through understanding and improving the mealtime experience.

Her more recent work has centred around nursing intervention development and evaluation using participatory approaches to create and sustain improvements within long-term care. Sarah’s doctoral work highlighted the vulnerability of residents who experience eating challenges, and the essential role that family caregivers play in supporting meals, especially for those residents living with dementia.

Her postdoctoral work builds upon this research, examining the mealtime and food experiences of racialized residents living with dementia and their families within the COVID-19 pandemic context. She continues to work closely with Dr. Heather Keller, the Research Institute for Aging, and researchers across Canada to further develop and refine the CHOICE+ Program that she co-created as a way to promote relationship-centred dining in long-term care homes.

For an up-to-date list of Sarah’s publications, see ResearchGate.