Susan Elliott

Professor @ University of Waterloo

Dr. Susan Elliott, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo and an Adjunct Professor with the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), a partner in much of the global water and sanitation research that she undertakes. She is a health geographer whose primary area of research focuses on relationships between environment and health, broadly defined. She is a Research Leader for AllerGen’s national Food Allergy Strategy (NFASt) Legacy Initiative: a Knowledge Mobilization platform that will position Canada as a global leader in improving the management of food allergy across environments and settings.

Her current research activities are organized around three broad themes: health and the built environment; health and the socially constructed environment; and health and the physical environment. Her research is also characterized by a strong commitment to science-policy bridging: she is currently leading two large-scale funded projects related to sharing research outcomes and building capacity, including, within AllerGen, the development of a National Food Allergy Strategy (NFAST) for Canada.