Ian Fyffe 

Research Associate

Telephone: (604) 910-7535
Email: iaf@sfu.ca


Ian Fyffe is a Research Associate and Data Analyst for the Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre.  Ian received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and his graduate degree in Gerontology from Simon Fraser University.  Although Ian has worked in aging research at Simon Fraser University since 2009; he has additional experience working in community health and mental health sectors as well.

Ian has enjoyed working on several research projects while at Simon Fraser University.  These include but are not limited to: an investigation commissioned by VANOC into the volunteer workforce of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, the CCHS / HILDA Project exploring the health outcomes of middle-aged and older adults in Canada and Australia, and the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.  A versatile researcher, Ian is as comfortable interviewing a senior face-to-face as he is analyzing a dataset with statistical software.

Ian has co-authored recent research publications on diverse topics including meaning in life, multimorbidity, health outcomes, and cross-national health comparisons.  Since 2016, Ian has been a voluntary reviewer for the medical journal BMJ Open specializing in reviewing prospective publications from a rigorous quantitative perspective.


Fyffe, I. & Wister, A.V.  (2016).  Age differences in Olympic volunteering experiences: An examination of generativity and meaning in life.  Leisure Studies, 35(5), 638-651.  doi: 10.1080/02614367.2014.994554

Wister, A.V., Kendig, H.L., Mitchell, B.A., Fyffe, I., & Loh, V.   (2016).  Multimorbidity, health and aging in Canada and Australia: A tale of two countries.  BMC Geriatrics, 16:163.  doi: 10.1186/s12877-016-0341-z

Wister, A.V., Levasseur, M., Griffith, L.E., & Fyffe, I.  (2015).  Estimating multiple morbidity disease burden among older persons: A convergent construct validity study to discriminated among six chronic illness measures, CCHS 2008/09.  BMC Geriatrics, 15:12.  doi: 10.1186/s12877-015-0001-8