Anna Przednowek

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Assistant Professor / Faculty of Education and Professional Studies - School of Social Work - Social Work
Full-time Faculty
Prior to pursuing her PhD, Anna worked for over 14 years in South-Western Ontario including Six Nations of the Grand reserve and rural Eastern Ontario with children and youth labelled with intellectual and developmental disabilities; adults and seniors with a label of dual diagnosis of developmental disability and complex mental health needs, their families and other formal and informal support networks.
PhD Candidate (ABD) (Carleton University)
MSW (Wilfrid Laurier University) Focus: Individuals, Families and Groups
M.ADS (Brock University) Focus: Applied Behaviour Analysis
BSW (University of Manitoba)
BA Sociology & Psychology (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Anna’s doctoral research weds her clinical practice experience and her concern for the conditions that affect the everyday life and care of adults labelled with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in rural Ontario.

With the support of a Nipissing University Research Grant, Anna will be utilizing arts-based methods to explore the impact of COVID-19 and associated social and physical distancing measures on adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in rural Ontario.

Research Interests:

  • Care and Ageing in the local and transnational context
  • Social Reproduction Theory and Feminist Political Economy
  • Gender, Disability & Social Policy
  • Social Work Education & Intellectual & Developmental Disability
  • Social Work Practice with individuals labelled with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
  • Community-Campus Engagement (CCE) in the local and international contexts

Braedley, S., Côté-Boucher, K., & Przednowek, A. (2019). Old and Dangerous: Bordering Older Migrants’ Mobilities, Rejuvenating the Post-Welfare State. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society.

Przednowek, A., Goemans, M., & Wilson, A. (2018). “I had a big revelation”: Student Experiences in Community-First Community-Campus Engagement. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning4(2), 21-41.

Braedley, S., Owusu, P., Przednowek, A., & Armstrong, P. (2018). We’re told, ‘suck it up’: Long-term care workers’ psychological health and safety. Ageing International43(1), 91-109.

Teaching Material:

With the financial support from the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD-NADD Participation Award ) and Carleton OPRIG, Anna produced an educational  video with self-advocate and inclusion rights activist Mr. Peter Park (Respecting Rights) and Sue Hutton, MSW (Arch Disability Law) on inclusive research practices with persons with intellectual & developmental disabilities titled “Nothing About Us without Us: That Means Research”.

See recent interview about the video project here.

In the news:

McGinn, S. (December, 2017). Social Workers Devote their Lives to Helping Others Why Aren’t They Receiving Help themselves? This, November-December.