Dr. Vivian Puplampu

Assitant Professor, University of Regina

Nursing, seniors, older adults, Black older adults, geriatrics, healthy aging in place, quality of life, Black seniors and COVID, academia, Black academia

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Biography

Dr. Vivian Puplampu is an assistant professor in the faculty of nursing at University of Regina. In addition to teaching nursing students, she researches the older adult population's quality of life with an emphasis on healthy aging in the community. She has particular interests in innovative housing options for older adults that support their healthy aging in place, as well as Black older adults' aging experiences in Canada. Other areas of Puplampu's research are in using scenarios to facilitate teaching and learning and Black faculty members’ experience in academia. Her methodological expertise in mixed method research and qualitative research approaches specifically focused ethnographic design. Prior to joining University of Regina, she taught as a lecturer in the School of Nursing, University of Ghana. Puplampu's clinical background is predominantly in geriatric nursing, where she worked as a registered nurse in long term care facilities in western Canada. She holds a certificate in gerontological nursing.

Expertise

  • nursing
  • seniors
  • older adults
  • Black older adults
  • geriatrics
  • healthy aging in place
  • quality of life
  • Black seniors and COVID
  • academia
  • Black academia

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