Bruce Newbold
Bruce Newbold
Professor, SEES Director
General Science Building, Rm 206B
(905) 525-9140 ext. 27948
(905) 546-0463

Dr. Bruce Newbold is a Professor in the School of Earth, Environment & Society (SEES) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He received his PhD in Geography from McMaster University in 1994, and worked at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign between 1994 and 2000 before returning to McMaster in 2000. Since returning to McMaster, he has held Guest Scholar positions at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California San Diego (2004), and the Medical Research Council's Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow (2008), a position which included a Fellowship through the Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow. His research interests focus on population issues as they relate to immigration, migration, health, and aging. Recent research has focused on the role of migration in the development and transfer of human capital and income across space, commuting and sustainability questions, the income benefits associated with migration, immigrant health, and immigrant settlement processes.

Current Research:
Immigrant settlement and adjustment issues and internal migration within both the US and Canada. His research has been funded by SSHRC, NSF, and SSRC.

Immigrant health (funded by CIHR) and migration and health related issues within the elderly population.

Internal migration in Canada and the United States; Immigration: settlement and adjustment; Immigration and health; Aging Issues: population mobility; Transportation; Health.

  • GEOG 739: Spatial Population Analysis, (Term One/Two) 2018-19

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Radisic S, and Newbold KB. 2015. Air quality and health education to increase knowledge and encourage health protective behaviour among older adults in Hamilton, Canada. Environmental Health Review, 58(4) 87-94.

Newbold KB, Watson S, Ellaway A. 2015. Emigration of Scottish Steelworkers to Canada: Impacts on Social Networks. Population, Space and Place, 21(8): 720-734. DOI: 10.1002/psp.1852

Williams A, Kitchen P, Randall J, Muhajarine N, Newbold KB, Gallina M, and Wilson. 2015. Immigrant's Perceptions of Quality of Life in Three Second- or Third-Tier Canadian Cities. The Canadian Geographer. 59(4): 489-503 DOI: 10.1111/cag.12221

Newbold KB and Simone D. 2015. Comparing disability amongst immigrants and native-born in Canada. Social Science & Medicine, 145: 53-62. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.09.035

Newbold KB. 2015. Going Up? Canada's metropolitan areas and their role as escalators or elevators. Canadian Studies in Population. 42(3-4): 49-62.

Newbold KB. 2015. Population Aging: What Role for Regional Science? Annals of Regional Science. 55(2): 357-372. DOI 10.1007/s00168-015-0676-y

Newbold KB, Scott DM, and Burke C. 2015. Immigrant status and commute distance: An exploratory study based on the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Transportation. DOI: 10.1007/s11116-015-9633-y

Newbold KB, Brown WM. 2015. The urban-rural gap in university attendance: Determinants of University participation among Canadian youth. Journal of Regional Science. 55(4): 585-608. DOI: 10.1111/jors.12197

Pouliou T, Elliott SJ, Paez A, Newbold KB. 2014. Building obesity in Canada: understanding the individual and neighbourhood-level determinants using a multi-level approach. Geospatial Health 9(1), 45-55.

Edge S, and Newbold KB. 2014. Social Science and Medicine.117: 34-41. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.07.025

Newbold KB, Heddle NM, Lane SJ, Arnold E, Eyles J, and Webert K. 2014. Risks, Benefits, and the Role of Stakeholders in Pathogen Reduction Technology. Health, Society & Risk. 16(6): 547-564. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698575.2014.943159.

Simone D, and Newbold KB. 2014. Housing Trajectories across the Urban Hierarchy: Analysis of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, 2001-2005. Housing Studies. 28(8): 1096-1116. DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2014.933782

Heddle N, Arnold E, Lane S, Newbold KB, Eyles J, and Webert K. 2014. Acceptability and Implementation: Lessons from Food Irradiation and How They Might apply to Pathogen Reduction of Blood Products. Vox Sanguinis. 107(1): 50-59. DOI: 10.1111/vox.12135

Randall J, Kitchen P, Muhajarhine N, Newbold KB, Williams A, Wilson K. 2014. Insularity and Perceptions of Quality of Life among Immigrants to a Small Island Setting: A Case Study of Prince Edward Island. Island Studies, 9(2): 343 - 362.

Newbold KB, Watson S, Ellaway A. 2014. Emigration of Scottish Steelworkers to Canada: Impacts on Social Networks. Population, Space and Place. DOI: 10.1002/psp.1852

Fisher K and Newbold KB. 2014. Validity of the SF-12 in a Canadian Old Order Mennonite Community. Applied Research Quality of Life. 9:429-448. DOI 10.1007/s11482-013-9241-y

Sanou D, O'Reilly E, Ngnie-Teta I, Batal M, Mondain N, Andrew C, Newbold KB, Bourgeault IL. 2014. Acculturation and Nutritional Health of Immigrants in Canada: A Scoping Review. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 16(1):24-34 DOI 10.1007/s10903-013-9823-7

Newbold KB and Scott DM. 2013. Migration, Commuting Distance, and Urban Sustainability in Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe: Implications of the Greenbelt and Places to Grow Legislation. The Canadian Geographer, 57(4): 474-487.

Newbold KB, Cho J and McKeary K. 2013. Access to Health Care: The Experiences of Refugee and Refugee Claimant Women in Hamilton, Ontario. Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 11(4): 431-449.

Chung K, Hong E, and Newbold KB. 2013. Resilience among Single Adult Female Refugees in Hamilton, Ontario, Refuge, 29(1): 65-74.

Paez HA, Esita J, Newbold KB, Heddle N, and Blake J. 2013. Exploring resource allocation and alternate clinic accessibility landscapes for improved blood donor turnout. Applied Geography, 45: 89-97.

Newbold KB, Watson S, Isaacs S, and Mackay K. 2013. Exploring the relationship between food access and foodborne illness using spatial analysis. Journal of Food Protection, 76(9): 1615-1620.

Fisher K, Newbold KB, Eyles J, and Elliott S. 2013. Mental health in a Canadian Old Order Mennonite community. Health, 5(3A): 538-556. doi:10.4236/health.2013.53A073

Fisher K, Newbold KB, Eyles J, and Elliott S. 2013. Physical health in a Canadian Old Order Mennonite Community. Rural and Remote Health, http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2252

Isaacs S, Valaitis R, Newbold KB, Black M, and Sargeant J. 2013. Brokering for the primary health care needs of recent immigrant families in Atlantic, Canada.  Primary Health Care Research and Development. 14(1): 63-79.

Isaacs S, Valaitis R, Newbold KB, Black M, and Sargeant J. 2013. Competence Trust among Providers as Fundamental to a Culturally Competent Primary Health Care System for Immigrant Families. Primary Health Care Research and Development. 14(1): 80-89.

Edge S, and Newbold KB. 2013. Discrimination & the Health of Immigrants & Refugees: Exploring Canada's Evidence Base and Directions for Future Research in Newcomer Receiving Countries. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 15: 141-148. DOI 10.1007/s10903-012-9640-4.

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