Marie Beaulieu, Ph. D. (Applied Humanities), M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Criminology), is a full professor at Université de Sherbrooke's school of social work and a researcher with the Research Centre on Aging of the CSSS-IUGS. Since November 2010, she has been the Research Chair on the Mistreatment of Older Adults, funded by the Secrétariat aux aînés of the Government of Quebec. In 2013, she received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her ongoing commitment to the cause of seniors in Canada.
A social gerontologist, her work for the past 25 years has focused on combating elder abuse, security issues among seniors, ethics and aging, and end-of-life intervention. She has edited or co-edited 2 books and written some 40 book chapters, more than 70 scientific articles, some 60 research reports and more than 25 knowledge transfer articles. Marie Beaulieu is the North American representative for the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) and a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA). She is involved at the bachelor's and master's levels in social work and the doctoral level in gerontology at Université de Sherbrooke and also provides training to practising professionals and various audiences in Quebec, Canada and internationally.