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Habib Chaudhury


Dr. Habib Chaudhury has extensive research experience in the field of environmental gerontology. He conducts research and consulting work in the following areas: physical environment for people with dementia in long-term care facilities, memories of home and personhood in dementia, community planning and urban design for active aging, and dementia-friendly communities.

Research Interests

  • Environmental gerontology
  • Physical environment for people with dementia in long-term care facilities
  • Memories of home and personhood in dementia
  • Community planning and urban design for active aging
  • Dementia-friendly communities.

Projects have been funded by Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), CapitalCare Foundation and the Centre for Health Design. Published books include: Environments in an Aging Society: Autobiographical Perspectives in Environmental Gerontology (Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Vol 38, 2018; co-edited with F. Oswald), Remembering Home: Rediscovering the Self in Dementia (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) and Home and Identity in Later Life: International Perspectives (Springer Publications, 2005; co-edited with G. Rowles). Dr. Chaudhury conducts research consulting with various national and international organizations in the areas of planning and design of seniors housing and long-term care facilities. He is also affiliated with the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver and Alzheimer Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Aging and Environment. Dr. Chaudhury received the Excellence in Teaching Award at Simon Fraser University in 2013. He has supervised over forty graduate (MA and PhD) students in gerontology and/or social science disciplines