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Williams, Allison


Allison Williams is a tenured Professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University. She is a social geographer with research interests in caregiver-employees, quality of life, critical policy/program evaluation and therapeutic landscapes. Her research focuses on improving workplace practices for supporting employees with older adult care responsibilities. Allison has received various awards for her work and currently holds the CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health (2014-2019). She is an advocate for increasing knowledge of the Compassionate Care Benefit (CCB) and aims to improve and sustain health for caregiver-employees.


  • PhD, York University
  • MA, University of Toronto
  • BA, Bishop’s University
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