Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning
Portrait of Patricia Collins.

Patricia Collins

Associate Professor
Office:
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room E326
Phone:
613-533-6000 ext. 77060
Affiliation:
About:

On leave July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

Dr. Patricia Collins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, and is cross-appointed to the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. She obtained a BSc in biochemistry from McMaster (2002), an MSc in health research methods from McMaster (2004), and a PhD in geography from Simon Fraser (2009). She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster before starting her appointment in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s in July 2011. Her research is broadly situated within healthy and sustainable community planning, through examinations of the determinants of, inequities in, and threats to the liveability of neighbourhoods and cities. Having grown up just outside of Kingston, Patricia is excited about the opportunity to apply the ideas from her own work to help make her hometown a more liveable place for all Kingston residents.  To that end, Patricia is an active volunteer in Kingston, serving as a board member for the Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation, as well as a member on the City’s Age-Friendly and Waterfront Advisory Committees.

Credentials:

  • B.Sc., M.Sc. (McMaster)
  • Ph.D. (Simon Fraser)

Links:

Connect with Patricia Collins on LinkedIn

Research Interests:

Patricia’s research falls within the general area of healthy and sustainable community planning and governance, and currently encompasses topics ranging from school closures, play deserts, commuting and health, food insecurity, and integrated community sustainability planning.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF 266kB)