Ashley Flanagan

Manager, Health Research and Policy, National Institute on Ageing

Dr. Ashley Flanagan (she/her) is the manager of health research and policy at the National Institute on Ageing (NIA), a Toronto Metropolitan University think tank focused on leading cross-disciplinary, evidence-based, and actionable research to provide a blueprint for better public policy and practices needed to address the multiple challenges and opportunities presented by Canada’s ageing population.

Ashley’s research focuses on 2SLGBTQIA+ ageing and old age with the goal of advancing comprehensive health and wellness policy, programs, and services for older adults with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. She is also chair of Rural Diversity and Aging at Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health and a member of the Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation’s (CLRI) Supporting Diversity & Inclusion in Long-Term Care Advisory Group. Ashley holds a PhD in Aging, Health, and Wellbeing from the University of Waterloo.