Patient-Centred Innovations


Support the co-design, implementation, evaluation, scale and spread of integrated, patient-centred innovations.

Current work in progress:

  • Planning an online course to support researchers in patient-oriented research methods
  • Publication e.g. Application of Scale and Spread Frameworks in the Planning and Implementation of Complex Health Interventions for Older Adults


Maureen Markle-Reid

Professor, School of Nursing

Maureen Markle-Reid is the Scientific Director of the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) and Professor in the Department of Nursing at McMaster University. She is an internationally-recognized researcher in the area of health and economic evaluations of complex health and nursing interventions. Her program of research focuses on the promotion of optimal aging at home for older adults with multimorbidity and to support their family caregivers, as well as refining methods and measures for determining the effectiveness of interventions and translating effective interventions into clinical practice.

Jenny Ploeg

Professor, School of Nursing

Jenny Ploeg is a tenured Professor in the School of Nursing, department of Health, Aging and Society and former Scientific Director of the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU). Her interdisciplinary research drives community initiatives in aging and intends that aim to develop community-based primary health care interventions. Jenny’s research focuses on the importance of at-home aging for older adults with multiple chronic conditions, and the ways in which family caregivers can and should be supported. Jenny is focused on changing the way health services are delivered and centralizing a community-based framework to maximize the healthcare of vulnerable populations.

Admin support:

Joanne Leeming

Administrative Assistant


Trainee support:

Katie Lee

Undergraduate Student, School of Nursing


Staff support:

Jennifer Salerno

Research Associate, School of Nursing