Dr. Rebecca Genoe

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External Research Associate University of Regina Key Interests: aging, leisure, coping, chronic illness.

Dr. M. Rebecca Genoe, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina, where she teaches Therapeutic Recreation in the Sport and Recreation Studies program. Rebecca completed her PhD at the University of Waterloo in Recreation and Leisure Studies.

While at the University of Waterloo, Rebecca was part of a unique collaborative program, and earned a specialization in Aging, Health, and Well-being. She was also part of the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program, where she had the opportunity to work collaboratively on a variety of research projects aimed at understanding dementia. For her dissertation, Rebecca conducted a photovoice study exploring the lived experience of leisure within the context of memory loss. Her research interests are focused on leisure and aging, particularly on the role of leisure within the lives of older adults living with chronic illness. She explores how leisure helps persons living with chronic illness to cope with their diagnosis, symptoms, and any stigma or negative stereotypes that society holds regarding chronic illness.