Dr Léa Ravensbergen
  • Short-term Research Associate
  • Postdoctoral Fellow


Léa's mixed-methods transport research is driven by an overarching concern for centering equity in the creation of healthy and sustainable cities. Léa completed a BSc (honours) in Environmental Science at McGill University (2012) and an MA in Human Geography and the University of Toronto (2015) focusing on inequalities in children's access to healthy neighbourhoods. Her doctoral research at the University of Toronto (2019) engaged with feminist work on embodiment to explore how patriarchal power relations shape city cycling. Her thesis won the 2019 American Association of Geographer's Urban Geography PhD Dissertation award. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship on older adults' mobility at McMaster University that engaged with Institutional Ethnography and Critical Disability Studies to uncover the challenges and motivations associated with older adults' use of public transit and the institutional practices that shape them. Before beginning at the TSU, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the McGill School of Urban Planning where she coordinated the evaluation of the impacts of the Réseau Express Métropolitain, a light rail under construction, on health, equity, and mobility.

Current Research

Léa currently holds a postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada titled "Toward Age-Friendly Communities: Planning for Mobilities of Care".


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