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Léa Ravensbergen

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Research on Aging, McMaster University

Léa Ravensbergen completed a BSc (honours) in Environmental Science at McGill University and an MA in Human Geography and the University of Toronto. Her PhD research on gender and cycling at the University of Toronto won the 2019 American Association of Geographer’s Urban Geography PhD Dissertation award. Her work engages with critical mobilities and intersectional feminist geographies to study transport and mobility.
Léa is now a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster Institute for Research on Aging. Supervised by Dr. Bruce Newbold, Dr. Rebecca Gannan, and Dr. Christina Sinding, her current work explores older adults’ experiences using public transportation in Hamilton (the HSR and DARTS). This December she will begin a postdoctoral position at McGill University studying the health, mobility, and equity impacts of the light rail currently under construction in Montréal.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow , McMaster University


  • 2019 
    University of Toronto , Geography and Planning