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Vivian Stamatopoulos

Associate Teaching Professor, Criminology and Justice, Ontario Tech University

Dr. Vivian Stamatopoulos is an Associate Teaching Professor at Ontario Tech University whose research interests include family caregiving (young carers/youth caregivers) and long-term care (LTC). She is also a leading advocate for LTC residents in Ontario and has provided over 300 expert interviews on the topic over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • 2016–present
    Associate Teaching Professor, Ontario Tech University


  • 2022
    Journal of Applied Gerontology, Poor and Lost Connections: Essential Family Caregivers’ Experiences Using Technology with Family Living in Long-Term Care Homes during COVID-19
  • 2022
    International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being , “It’s the worst thing I’ve ever been put through in my life”: the trauma experienced by essential family caregivers of loved ones in long-term care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada
  • 2022
    Canadian Journal of Family and Youth, No Young Carer Left Behind: A Two-Phased Study to Understand and Address the Needs of Young Carers from Rural and Urban Communities Before and During Covid-19
  • 2021
    Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, Young Carers, The Overlooked Caregiving Population: Introduction to a Special Issue
  • 2021
    Children and Youth Services Review, Brief report: Youth homelessness, youthful caregiving, and resilience
  • 2018
    Child & Youth Services, The young carer penalty: Exploring the costs of caregiving among a sample of Canadian youth
  • 2017
    Continuity and Innovation: Canadian Families in the New Millennium (pp. 199-215). Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd., Caregiving and Support for Older Adults
  • 2017
    CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), Caring for young carers in Canada
  • 2016
    Adolescent Research Review volume, Unacknowledged Caregivers: A Scoping Review of Research on Caregiving Youth in the United States
  • 2016
    Child Abuse Research in South Africa, Application of the UN Convention on Rights of the Child to young carers in the United States : US policies in international context
  • 2015
    International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, Supporting young carers: a qualitative review of young carer services in Canada
  • 2012
    Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Nursing Home Staffing Standards and Staffing Levels in Six Countries