Nancy E. G. Newall

Nancy Newall_croppedDr. Nancy E. G. Newall, BSc, MA, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Brandon University
Room 1-13, John R. Brodie Centre
270 – 18th Street
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada R7A 6A9
Phone: (204) 571-8507 / Fax: (204) 728-7346

Nancy Newall is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Brandon University and a Research Affiliate with the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba. Her work has examined some of the causes of loneliness as well as the consequences of loneliness for older Manitobans in terms of health and longevity. She has also been involved in projects relating to the Age-Friendly Manitoba initiative. Most recently, she has turned her attention to exploring what types of services or interventions can help people become less lonely or isolated and more socially connected.                          

Academic Qualifications

PhD – Developmental Psychology – University of Manitoba
MA – Developmental Psychology – University of Manitoba
BSc (with distinction) – Psychology and Biology Double Major – University of Victoria

BU Courses

82.160    Introduction to Psychology
82.275    Adolescent Psychology
82.356    Psychology of Aging
82.457    Aging and Mental Health

Select Publications (listed in order of most to least recent)

Newall, N. E. G., & Menec, V. H. (2017). Loneliness and Social Isolation: Why it is Important to Examine these Social Aspects Together. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Advance on-line publication. doi: 10.1177/0265407517749045

Harasemiw, O., Newall, N., Shooshtari, S., Mackenzie, C., & Menec, V. (2017). From social integration to social isolation: The relationship between social network types and social support in a national sample of older Canadians. Research on Aging.  Advance on line publication. doi: 10.1177/0164027517734587

Newall, N. E. G., McArthur, J., & Menec, V. H. (2015). A longitudinal examination of social participation, loneliness, and use of physician and hospital services. Journal of Aging and Health, 27(3), 500-518. DOI: 10.1177/0898264314552420

Newall, N. E. G., & Menec, V. H. (2015). Targeting socially isolated older adults: A process evaluation of the Senior Centre Without Walls social and educational program. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 34(8), 958-976. doi: 10.1177/0733464813510063

Newall, N. E. G., Chipperfield, J. G., & Bailis, D. S. (2014). Predicting stability and change in loneliness in later life. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31(3), 335-351.

Menec, V., Hutton, L., Newall, N., Nowicki, S., Spina, J.,  & Veselyuk, D. (2013). How “age-friendly” are rural communities and what community characteristics are related to age-friendliness? The case of rural Manitoba, Canada. Ageing and Society, 35(1), 203-223. doi:10.1017/S0144686X13000627

Newall, N. E. G., Chipperfield, J. G., Bailis, D. S., & Stewart, T. L. (2013). Consequences of loneliness on physical activity and mortality in older adults and the power of positive emotions. Health Psychology, 32(8), 921-924.

Newall, N. E., Chipperfield, J. G., Clifton, R. A., Perry, R. P., Swift, A., & Ruthig, J. C. (2009). Causal beliefs, social participation, and loneliness among older adults: A longitudinal study. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 26, 273-290.