Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Arlene J. Astell

Associate Professor

Division One: Geriatric Psychiatry

Contact Information

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
700 Gordon Street, Bldg 7
Whitby ON L1N 5S9


Research Interests

Understanding the impact of dementia on communication, relationships, and social interaction. Creating interventions to support people to live as well as possible with dementia and other conditions of aging.
Using technology to mitigate cognitive impairment and support good mental health in later life.


Ontario Shores Research Chair in Community Management of Dementia, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Associate Scientist, CAMH
Full Professor, Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare, University of Sheffield, UK
Honorary Professor, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St. Andrews, UK