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Associate professor, Gerontology Department, Simon Fraser University

Atiya Mahmood, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University. Her post-secondary education has been in design/Architecture with a focus on environment-behavior relationships. Her Post-doctoral training has been in Environmental Gerontology. Her research focus is in several distinct, yet related areas, within the general area of Aging, Health and Environment. These are: a) Neighbourhood urban design, mobility and participation of older adults and people with mobility limitations; b) Aging in place, social participation and civic engagement of older adults; c) Housing and homelessness of older adults. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Aging and Environment, Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics Research and Housing and Society. She is an Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Fellow in the Experienced Researcher Category. She has served as CO-I or CO-PI on funded projects on housing and housing insecurity of older adults, mobility and participation of persons with disability, neighbourhood environment and active living, quality of life and aging in place.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University