Lauren Karrys

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Lauren Karrys was an MSc Candidate in Evidence-Based Social Intervention. Her current research interests include: ageing populations, mixed methods systematic reviews, demography, strengthening social support networks, and interventions to increase cooperation and cohesion across multiple generations.

Over the summer of 2016 she worked for several addiction treatment and mental health centers in the Edgewood Health Network, where she specialized in research and the quadrennial accreditation process.

Lauren is a graduate of McMaster University, majoring in both health studies and gerontology, and with a minor in history. During her time at McMaster, Lauren completed her undergraduate thesis, Transitions into Retirement, New Lifestyles and Social Support Networks Among Retirees in Red Hill, Ontario, in which she used qualitative research and narrative-based inquiry to explore the experiences of individuals with their transitions into retirement through urban to rural migration. Additionally, in order to explore feminine sexual identity, ageing and the media’s perceptions, Lauren delved into and became the only (and therefore the leading) Canadian researcher on cougars. Ever the insatiably curious armchair historian, Lauren co-founded and served as two term president of the McMaster Undergraduate History Society and Open History Round Table Interactive Speaker Series .

At Oxford, Lauren was VP Social of the Oxford University Canadian Student Society, VP Entertainment and Marketing coordinator for the Green Templeton College Summer Ball, and co-founder of the Green Templeton College ATW fitness and mental wellbeing initiative. Lauren conducted important secondary research and successfully completed her MSc thesis, A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis of Web-Based Physical Activity Interventions – Are they Effective in Improving Physical Outcomes in Inactive Older Adults over the Age of 50? Lauren is currently working in consulting in London and hopes to continue fostering positive change for the ageing population both within the public and private sectors. 

For more information, please see her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-karrys-60011897/ and twitter: https://twitter.com/laurenkarrys

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