Dr. Bruce Newbold is a Professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences (SGES) 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.
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.