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Annette Leibing

About Annette

Annette Leibing is a medical anthropologist (PhD U Hamburg, Germany), who had her first academic position at the Institute of psychiatry at the Federal U Rio de Janeiro. There she founded and directed, during five years, the CDA - a multidisciplinary centre for mental health and aging, with a special focus on dementia. After a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University (Dept. Social Studies of Medicine), she is now full professor at the Nursing faculty at Université de Montréal. Her research focuses on issues related to aging, by studying – as an anthropologist - Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, aging and psychiatry, pharmaceuticals, elder care and, stem cells for the body in decline, among others. At the moment, her research focuses mainly on the prevention of dementia in different national and social contexts – undertaken in Canada, Germany, and Switzerland (and, part of a different project, also in Brazil). For this, see Leibing & Schicktanz (eds.), Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age. New Yror/Oxford: Berghahn, 2021.