Refereed Journal Articles

Waddell, C.M., de Jager, M.D., Gobeil, J., Tacan, F., Herron, R.V., Allan, J.A., Roger, K. (2021). Healing Journeys: Indigenous Men’s Reflections on Resources and Barriers to Mental Wellness. Social Science & Medicine. 

Funk, L., Spencer, D., Herron, R. (2021) Making sense of violence and victimization in health care work: The emotional labour of ‘not taking it personally’ International Review of Victimology, 27(1) 94–110. 

Allan, J.A., Herron, R.V., Ahmadu, M.E., Roger, K., Waddell, C. (2020) “I never wanted my children to see their father the way I’ve seen mine”: Caring masculinities and fathering on the Prairies, NORMA. DOI: 10.1080/18902138.2020.1866322 

Herron, R., Funk, L., & Spencer, D. (2020). Stories of violence and dementia in mainstream news media: applying a citizenship perspective. Dementia. doi/pdf/10.1177/1471301220981232 

Waddell, C., Herron, R., Gobeil, J., Tacan., F.,de Jager, M., Allan, J., Roger, K. (2020) Grounded in culture: Reflections on community-based health research with Indigenous men. Qualitative Health Research, 30(14), 2343–2350 

Kosurko, A., Herron, R. V., Skinner, M. W., Bar, R. J., Kontos, P., Grigorovich, A., & Menec, V. (2020). Opportunities and Challenges of Digital Delivery of Sharing Dance Seniors for Social Inclusion. Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations, 22(2), 23-37. 

Kontos, P., Grigorovich, A., Kosurko, A., Bar, R. J., Herron, R. V., Menec, V., Skinner, M. (2020). Dancing with dementia: Exploring the embodied dimensions of creativity and social engagement. The Gerontologistdoi:10.1093/geront/gnaa129  

Herron, R., Ahmadu, M., Allan, J., Waddell, C., Roger, K. (2020) “Talk about it:” Changing masculinities and mental health in rural places? Social Science and Medicine. 258, 1-7. 

Funk, L., Herron, R., Spencer, D., & Thomas, S. (2020). Aggression and Older Adults: News Media Coverage across Care Settings and Relationships. Canadian Journal on Aging, 1-12. doi:10.1017/S0714980820000197 

Herron, R.V., Funk, L.M., Spencer, D. (2019) Responding the “Wrong Way”: The Emotion Work of Caring for a Family Member With Dementia, The Gerontologist, gnz047, 

Herron, R.V., Funk, L.M. Spencer, D., Wrathall, M. (2019) Assisted living facilities as sites of encounter: implications for older adults’ experiences of inclusion and exclusion, Ageing and Society.

Funk, L.M., Herron, R., Spencer, D., Dansereau, L., & Wrathall, M. (2019) More than “petty squabbles” – developing a contextual understanding of conflict and aggression among older women in low-income assisted living. Journal of Aging Studies. doi: 10.1016/j.jaging.2018.11.001

Skinner, M.W., Herron, R.V., Bar, R. J., Kontos, P., Menec, V. (2018) Improving social inclusion for people with dementia and carers through sharing dance: a qualitative sequential continuum of care pilot study protocol BMJ Open. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026912

Allan, J., Waddell, C., Herron, R., Rogers, K. (2018) Are Rural Prairie Masculinities Hegemonic Masculinities? NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies.

Spencer, D., Funk, L.M., Herron, R.V., Gerbrandt, E., Dansereau, L. (2018) Fear, Defensive Strategies and Caring for Cognitively Impaired Family Members. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

Herron, R. V., & Wrathall, M. A. (2018). Putting responsive behaviours in place: Examining how formal and informal carers understand the actions of people with dementia. Social Science & Medicine, 204, 9–15.

Herron, R.V., & Rosenberg, M.W. (2017) Dementia in rural settings: Examining the experiences of former partners in care. Ageing and Society, DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X17000952

Herron, R.V., & Rosenberg, M.W. (2017) Responding to reactive behaviours (or aggression) in the home. Dementia, DOI: 10.1177/1471301217699676

Herron, R.V., & Rosenberg, M.W. (2017) “Not there yet:” Examining community support from the perspective of people with dementia and their partners in care. Social Science & Medicine, 173, 81-87.

Herron, R.V., Rosenberg, M.W., & Skinner, M.W. (2016) The dynamics of voluntarism in rural dementia care. Health & Place, 41: 31-41.

Skinner, M. W., Joseph, A. E., & Herron, R. V. (2016). Voluntarism, defensive localism and spaces of resistance to health care restructuring. Geoforum, 72, 67-75.

Herron, R. V., & Skinner, M. W. (2013). Using care ethics to enhance qualitative research on rural aging and care. Qualitative health research, 23(12), 1697-1707.

Skinner, M. W., Joseph, A. E., & Herron, R. V. (2013). Spaces of resistance or acquiescence? Learning from media discourses on the role of voluntarism in ageing communities. Environment and Planning A, 45(2), 438-450.

Herron, R.V. & Skinner, M.W. (2012). The emotional overlay: Negotiating aging and care in the countryside, Social Science & Medicine, 91, 186-193.

Herron, R.V. & Skinner M.W. (2012). Farmwomen’s emotional geographies of care, Gender, Place and Culture, 19(2), 232-248.


Book Chapters

Power, A., & Herron, R., (In pressInformal Care: the forgotten frontline of Covid-19. In G. Andrews, V. Crooks, J. Pearce & J.  Messina (Eds.), COVID-19 and Similar Futures: Geographical perspectives, issues and agendas. Springer.  

Herron, R., & O’Shea, E. (2021) Critical perspectives on mental health, dementia and rural ageing. In Mark Skinner, Rachel Winterton, Kieran Walsh (Eds.) Rural Gerontology: Towards Critical Perspectives on Rural AgeingNew York: Routledge. 

Skinner, M.W., & Herron R.V. (2020) Caregiving/Care/Caring. In A. Kobayashi, & I. Luginaah (Eds.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography2nd ed.. Elsevier. 

Herron, R., Skinner, M., Bar, R., Kontos, P., & Menec, V. (2019Beyond therapy: Exploring the potential of dance to improve social inclusion for people with dementia. In R. Hunt & S. Atkinson (Eds.), Geohumanities and Health. Springer. 

Herron, R. & Skinner, M. (2018) Rural Places and Spaces of Health and Health Care. In Crooks, V., Pearce, J., & Andrews G., (Eds.) Handbook of Health Geography. (pp. 267-272) New York: Routledge. 

Herron, R. (2018). Ageing, Embodiment and Emotion. In M. Skinner, G. Andrews & M. Cutchin (Eds.), Geographical Gerontology: Concepts and Approaches. Routledge.

Herron, R.V. & Waldrook, N. (2016) Emerging issues in Aging Resource Communities in M. Skinner and N. Hanlon Eds. Growing Old in Resource Communities: New Frontiers of Rural Ageing. Routledge.

Herron, R.V. & Rosenberg, M.W. (2016) Aging, Gender and “Triple Jeopardy” through the Life Course in M. Giesbrecht and V. Crooks Eds. Place, Health, and Diversity: Learning from the Canadian Experience. Ashgate.