Val D'Astous

Val D'Astous

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Valerie D’Astous is a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Gerontology.  She is from Montreal, Canada. She completed two M.Sc.(Human Development & Social Policy, and Gerontology) at the University of Utah where she was also employed in an adjunct teaching position prior to coming to King’s College London.  In addition, her academic and employment background includes nursing.

Valerie’s overarching academic interests are situated in the circumstances of ageing vulnerable populations. Her research study focuses on the health care and supportive needs of adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Of particular concern is maintaining their wellbeing post parental caregiving.  To this end Valerie’s research uses quantitative and qualitative methods to explore the future service and support needs, family roles and relationships and long term care plans for adults with an ASD.  A personal interest of Valerie’s is lifelong learning, of which she is perpetual student.

Research interests (short)

Valerie D’Astous is a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Gerontology.  She is from Montreal, Canada. She completed two M.Sc.(Human Development & Social Policy, and Gerontology) at the University of Utah where she was also employed in an adjunct teaching position prior to coming to King’s College London.  In addition, her academic and employment background includes nursing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Grandparents and their grandchildren with autism spectrum disorder: building bridges through technology, University of Utah

Award Date: 1 Jan 2012

Master of Science, Intergenerational Involvement in the Lives of Grandchildren with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Motivations and Barriers, University of Utah

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

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