Dr. Atiya Mahmood

Atiya Mahmood, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University. Her background is in Environmental Gerontology and her research focuses on health and built environments for older adults; neighbourhood environment, mobility and active living; quality of life of diverse groups of older adults in community-based and supportive housing; socio-cultural factors in home care, late-life divorce and gerontechnology Funded projects include research on housing for older adults, neighbourhood environment and active living, quality of life of ethnic minority older adults, coping strategies of caregivers and socio-spatial dimensions of homecare, gerontechnology and aging in place. Dr. Mahmood has over two decades experience in qualitative research design and her role in this project is to design and oversee the qualitative data collection and analysis in the urban context.

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