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Andrews, Gavin BW


Gavin Andrews is a leading health geographer based at McMaster University’s Department of Health, Aging and Society. He was the inaugural chair between 2006 and 2011 and the Acting Director of the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging from 2017 to 2018. Gavin’s multidisciplinary research explores a range of empirical themes including aging, health care work, sports and fitness, complementary medicine, health histories and popular music. Gavin asks important questions about the relationships between older people and place, and about the current state and future development of health geography. He recently co-edited a book, "Geographical Gerontology", that highlights the importance of where aging occurs, and how it is experienced differently by different people in different places. 


B.A. Honours (Geography), University of Wales, Lampeter
Ph.D. (Medical Geography) Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham
Thesis – Private residential and nursing care for older people: impacts of UK policy reforms on businesses

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