Brown takes on new role
Dr. Lesley Brown has joined Dr. Daniel J. Weeks in the Office of Research Services as assistant vice-president (research).
Brown assumed the role on Jan. 1, 2010.
She comes to the role having served on General Faculties Council (GFC), GFC Executive, Senate and the Senate Executive. She holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from McMaster University, a Master’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Windsor and a PhD from the University of Waterloo.
Brown joins Research Services at an important time. The growth of research at the U of L requires extensive planning for the future. In addition to maintaining teaching and research programs, Brown will lead a number of initiatives out of the Research office that are aimed at providing greater service to the research community at the U of L.
The development of the new institutional research capacity planning document required by the provincial government is just one of the important tasks that will be undertaken in the new year.
Brown is a Professor of Kinesiology and a leading researcher in the area of fall prevention, with a particular focus on how fear of falling influences balance.