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Joan Braun has strong research and evaluation skills, which she utilizes in her consulting business. She has strong legal and policy research skills as well as training in qualitative research methods.

Joan has graduate degrees in law and social work, and is currently studying towards a PhD in law. She has completed all coursework towards the PhD and recently passed her comprehensive exams with distinction.

Joan Braun - lawyer, Mediator, Consultant

Joan’s PhD Dissertation

“A Civil and Human Rights Analysis of Supported Decision-Making in the Context of Disability and Aging”

Joan’s goal for this research project is to develop recommendations for law reform and service improvements for adults with cognitive difficulties. The issues she is researching focus on systemic problems she identified in her professional work with clients. 

Publications and Presentations

Joan Braun is a published author. Her publications include

“Elder Guardianship Mediation: Threat or Benefit to Abuse Victims? (2012) 7 International Perspectives on Victimology 27 (peer reviewed)

“Elder Mediation: Promising Approaches and Potential Pitfalls” (2012) 7 Elder Law Review (peer reviewed).

“Elder Abuse: An Overview of Current Issues and Practice Considerations” in Elder Law, 2009 (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education, 2009) ch 10.

Joan Braun is also a regular conference speaker, and has presented at major conferences in North America and Internationally.

View Joan’s Academic CV