Malini Persaud

Assistant Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

334 Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 40872
Fax: 416-736-5714

Email address(es):

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Nursing


PhD - 2009
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MN - 2001
Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

BScN - 1999
Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Dr. Malini Persaud has gerontological nursing expertise working in long-term care with persons with dementia. Her research focus is on quality of daily life for persons living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. She has conducted both qualitative and quantitative research and has a particular interest in mixed methodology research.  Her post-doctoral research was in the area of systematic reviews on acute care for elders interventions.  Dr. Persaud's program of research will continue to build on her doctoral findings to make a significant contribution to quality of life for both elders and their care partners.

Selected Publications

Fox, M. T., Butler, J. I., Persaud, M., Tregunno, D., Sidani, S., & McCague, H. (2016). A Multi-Method Study of the Geriatric Learning Needs of Acute Care Hospital Nurses in Ontario, Canada. Research In Nursing & Health, 39(1), 66-76 11p. doi:10.1002/nur.21699

Hum, S., Cohen, C., Persaud, M., Lee, J., Drummond, N., Dalziel, W., & Pimlott, N. (2014).  Role expectations in dementia care among family physicians and specialists.  Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 17(3), 95-102.

Fox, M.T., Sidani, S., Persaud, M., Maimets, I., Tregunno, D., & Brooks, D., O’Brien, K. (2013). Acute care for elders components of acute geriatric unit care: Systematic descriptive review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(6)939-946.

Fox, M., Persaud, M., Brooks, D., Tregunno, D., O’Brien, K., & Maimets, I. (2012). Effectiveness of acute geriatric unit care using acute care for elders components: A systematic review and meta-analysis.   Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), 60(12), 2237-2245.


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes