Wilton Professor, Earth, Environment & Society
Rob Wilton is a Professor of Social Geography at McMaster University. Over the past two decades, his research has been broadly concerned with the social geographies of disabled people, and the barriers they face to social inclusion and participation. Within this broad research focus, Rob has undertaken SSHRC-funded studies on disabled people’s experiences finding and keeping paid employment in both market and social economies; accessing and maintaining housing; and negotiating state welfare/disability benefits systems. Rob has co-edited the books ‘Towards Enabling Geographies’ (Ashgate) and ‘Using Space’ (Routledge). He has served as an editor for the journal Social and Cultural Geography, and is currently an editorial board member of Disability & Society, Health & Place and Social & Cultural Geography.