About Me


I am an Associate Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Trained in the fields of epidemiology (MSc) and health geography (PhD), I am a healthy communities researcher with interests in the social and environmental determinants of community health and well-being. My research projects span diverse topics that address various domains of community liveability, including food insecurity, travel behaviours, playscapes, and school closures. Students with overlapping research interests are strongly encouraged to get in touch with me about opportunities.

Current Positions

  • Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen’s University
  • Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University (Cross-appointment)

Education & Training

  • 2011 – Postdoctorate, Health Aging & Society, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
  • 2009 – Ph.D., Health Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC
  • 2004 – M.Sc., Health Research Methods, McMaster University, Hamilton ON
  • 2002 – B.Sc., Biochemistry, McMaster University, Hamilton ON

Contact Information

Email: patricia.collins@queensu.ca (Preferred method of contact)
Phone: 613-533-6000 x77060 (Not being monitored during work-from-home orders)
Twitter: @HealthyCityProf

Queen’s Mailing Address

Department of Geography and Planning, Queen’s University
Mackintosh-Corry Hall Room E326
99 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6

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