Tim Ross, Assistant Professor (Status Only)

TimRoss – HeadShot

Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Planning, University of Toronto (2019)

Other Degrees:
Master of Environmental Studies (Planning), York University (2011)
Master of Arts (Sociology), University of New Brunswick (2008)
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and History), St. Francis Xavier University (2005)

Professional Certifications:
Registered Professional Planner (Ontario, Canada)

Contact Information:

Email: tross@hollandbloorview.ca
Phone: 416.425.6220 x3554
Location: Room 4W335, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Research Interests:

  • Planning/design for inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility
  • Disability studies
  • Inclusive play
  • Education access
  • Institutional ableism
  • Transport and land use planning
  • Qualitative methods

Teaching This Academic Year:


Selected Publications:

Ross, T. 2019. “Inclusive Research Design: Accounting for Childhood Disability in School Transportation Research.” In Waygood, O., Friman, M., Mitra, R., and L. Olsson (Eds.). Transportation and Children’s Well-Being. Elsevier.

Ross, T., Buliung, R., Murphy, A., and A. Howard. 2019. “A Visual Ethnographic Pilot Study of School Travel for Families Living with Childhood Disability.” Children’s Geographies 1-15. DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2019.1635991.

Ross, T. and R. Buliung. 2019. “Access Work: Parking at School for Families Living with Childhood Disability.” Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 130: 289-299.

Ross, T., Mah, J., Biggar, J., Zwick, A., and E. Modlinska. 2018. “Student Needs, Employment Realities, and PhD Program Design in Canada: The Case of Planning PhD Programs.” Canadian Journal of Higher Education 48(3): 82-97.

Ross, T. and R. Buliung. 2018. “A Systematic Review of Disability’s Treatment in the Active School Travel and Children’s Independent Mobility Literatures.” Transport Reviews 38(3): 349-371.

Rothman, L., Macpherson, A.K., Ross, T., and R. Buliung. 2018. “The Decline in Active School Transportation (AST): A Systematic Review of the Factors Related to AST and Changes in School Travel over Time” Preventive Medicine 111: 314-322.

Buliung, R., Faulkner, G., Larsen, K., and T. Ross. 2017. “Children’s Independent Mobility in the City of Toronto, Canada.” Travel Behaviour and Society 9: 58-69.

Ross, T. 2013. “Advancing Ontario’s Accessibility: A Study of Linguistic, Discursive, and Conceptual Barriers.” Canadian Journal of Urban Research 22(1): 126-144.