Alison Novak

Dr. Novak is a Scientist at KITE, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto. Alison’s primary research area focuses on understanding mobility in challenging environments (such as stairs, ramps, bathrooms) and the impact of aging and environmental factors to reduce the risk of falls and support aging-in-place strategies. Alison is actively involved with current changes to the National Building Code of Canada and Canadian accessibility standards to build an age-friendly and safe environment.

  • Scientist, The KITE Research Institute
  • Fall prevention
  • Ergonomics
  • Biomechanics
  • Aging-in-place
  • Balance control