As a medical geographer and professor of geography at the University of Waterloo, Elliott has an active research career, with 200+ publications related to global environment and (public) health. She has also supervised 50+ graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to completion. She has undertaken a range of roles including Director of the Institute of Environment and Health (McMaster), Senior Research Fellow in the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, Dean of Social Sciences (McMaster University) and Dean of Health Sciences (University of Waterloo). She is the founder and Editor in Chief of Wellbeing, Space & Society, the medical geography editor for Social Science and Medicine, as well as the Water, Health and Sanitation section editor for the journal Water Security. See her lab website for more information.