The research involves a consortium of leading universities as well as policy agencies throughout the world, and is highly interdisciplinary. We plan to use methods and tools from a range of disciplines to model the impacts of policy scenarios on the environment and health in cities in high- and low-income countries. We have a particular focus on using emerging data and novel methods to characterise cities’ environment and health, with emphasis on within-city variations and inequalities. The person appointed to this important post will have a key role in identifying and implementing the consortium’s data and analytical strategy for using novel emerging data combined with administrative and other authoritative data sets, to measure and understand cities’ social, built, and natural environments, and how people interact with it.

The position will be based in McGill’s Department of Geography or at McGill’s Institute for Health and Social Policy and work closely with researchers in several departments at McGill. The group is highly interdisciplinary and the post holder will work closely with a range of backgrounds and disciplines in an international group based at McGill and at other leading global universities. The Fellow will also benefit from opportunities for co-advising from world-class investigators in Canada and our partner institutions, attend technical workshops and yearly international team meetings, and participate in domestic and international research exchanges.

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