Elizabeth Russell
Assistant Professor




BA (Hons.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Memorial University)

Office: LHS DNA C115
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7867






Research Interests: From a research perspective, I am broadly interested in the experiences of aging in small towns and rural and remote communities, and the influences of factors such as population decline and community capacity on seniors’ health and well-being in these types of geographies. More specifically, I am interested in how the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Communities model can best be applied in Canadian communities, the impacts of this type of program on seniors, and how best to facilitate effective, sustainable program development at the community level. I am also interested in the research areas of work and health, body image satisfaction, health psychology, the social economy (volunteerism), and applying social capital paradigms to these topics. I also am interested in health policy and program evaluation, and as such, conduct evaluations and reviews for a variety of health boards and public service agencies.



PSYC-3550H-A FA PTBO: Adult Development & Aging

PSYC-4120H-A FA PTBO: Qualitative Research and Analysis

PSYC-2310H-A WI PTBO: Introduction to Personality Theory

PSYC-3750H-A WI PTBO: Health Psychology


Selected Publications:


Peer Reviewed:

Mercer, D., Russell, E., & Arnold, K. (2014). Flexible working arrangements in healthcare: A comparison between managers of shift-workers and 9-5 employees. J Nurs Admin., 44, 1-6.

Russell E., Hawkins J., & Arnold K. (2012). Guidelines for successful self-scheduling on nursing units. J Nurs Admin., 42, 408-409.

Russell, E., & Hawkins, J. (2012). "The social economy: Working alternatives in a globalizing era" – A review. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 3, 104-106.

Government and Nonprofit Sector Reports:

Russell, E. (2015). Program evaluation of the Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants Program. Department of Seniors, Wellness, and Social Development, Government of NL.

Russell, E. (2015). Age-Friendly Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador: Recommendations for municipal governments. Department of Seniors, Wellness, and Social Development, Government of NL.

Russell, E. (2013). Evidence update: Examining options for dialysis services in rural and remote Newfoundland and Labrador. NL Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR): Evidence in Context Publication. NLCAHR: St. John's, NL

Russell, E. (2010). Communication in the social economy. Community Sector Council NL, St John's, NL.

Russell, E. (2010). Inclusion program survey statistical findings. Eastern Health, St. John's, NL.

Russell, E. (2010). Flexible scheduling practices in health care organizations. Eastern Health, St. John's, NL.

Russell, E. (2010). Financial impact of language and communication differences between financial and social economy agencies. Community Sector Council NL, St. John's, NL.