• Professor, Geography, Queen’s University
  • Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen’s University
  • Canada Research Chair, Development Studies, Queen’s University




In the field of ageing and population studies, Prof. Rosenberg has been engaged in a series of studies examining changing demographic, socio-economic, and geographic characteristics of various groups within the Canadian population. These studies have included research on the older population, the demographic profiles of Ontario’s disabled population and the characteristics of their everyday lives, where immigrants go once they arrive in Canada, and various aspects of the health and access to services among older Aboriginal Peoples. Much of this research was funded by a ten year program of research on Canada’s ageing population as part of a broader program of research entitled the Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP I – 2000 to 2004 and SEDAP II 2005  to 2009) ( funded by the SSHRC.

Current research is on the geographies of opportunity among younger and older Aboriginal people across Canada, various aspects of health and health care among the rural older population, and the links among social deprivation, health, health care, and aging in both Canada and in China.



Ignaciuk, Ada, Martin Rice, Janos Bogardi, Josep G. Canadell, Shobhakar Dhakal, John Ingram, Rik Leemans, and Mark Rosenberg (2012) “Responding to complex societal challenges: a decade of Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) interdisciplinary research”, Currrent Opinions in Environmental Sustainability. Vol. 4, pp. 147-158.

Queiroz, Josiane, T.M., Mark W. Rosenberg, Léo Heller, Andréa L. M. Zhouri, Sara R. Silva (2012) “News about tap and bottled water: Can this influence people’s choices?” Journal of Environmental Protection. 2012, Vol. 3, pp. 324-333.

Cheng, Yang, Mark W. Rosenberg, Wuyi Wang, Linsheng Yang, and Hairong Li (2012) “Access to residential care in Beijing, China: Making the decision to relocate to a residential care facility,” Ageing & Society, 32, pp 1277-1299 doi:10.1017/S0144686X11000870

Cheng  Yang, Jiaoe Wang, and Mark W. Rosenberg, “Spatial access to residential care resources in Beijing, China,” International Journal of Health Geographics. 2012, 11:32, DOI: 10.1186/1476-072X-11-32 (Accepted August 2012).

Rogero-García, Jesús, and Mark W. Rosenberg (2011) “Paid and unpaid support received by co-resident informal caregivers attending to community-dwelling older adults in Spain”, European Journal of Aging. Vol. 8,  pp. 95-107 (Published online 6 April 2011).

Cheng, Yang, Mark W. Rosenberg, Wuyi Wang, Linsheng Yang, and Hairong Li (2011) “Population aging and residential care resources in Beijing, China: Analysing the spatial distribution of the elderly population and residential care facilities”, Asian Journal of Gerontology & Geriatrics. Vol. 6, pp. 14-21.

Cheng, Yang, Mark W. Rosenberg, Wuyi Wang, Linsheng Yang, and Hairong Li (2011) “Aging, health and place in residential care facilities in Beijing, China,” Social Science and Medicine. Vol. 72,  pp. 365-372.

Wilson, Kathi, Mark W. Rosenberg, and Sylvia Abonyi (2011) Aboriginal peoples, health and healing approaches: The effects of age and place on health” Social Science & Medicine. Vol. 72, No. 3, pp. 355-364.