Associate Vice-President Research

Dr. Lesley Brown
Office: B630, University Hall
Phone: 403-329-2249
Fax: 403-382-7185


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Dr. Lesley Brown is a Professor of Kinesiology and was appointed Associate Vice-President, Research on May 1, 2011, following a short term as Assistant VP Research (January 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011).  Dr. Brown was born in Glasgow Scotland and has received degrees from McMaster University (Bachelor of Physical Education, 1989), the University of Windsor (Master of Science, Kinesiology, 1991) and the University of Waterloo (PhD, Kinesiology, 1996). Dr. Brown joined the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Lethbridge in 1997 following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oregon. She is the recipient of the Prairie Baseball Academy "Professor of the Year" award (2009) as well as the U of L Students Union Teaching Excellence Award (2011). 

Dr. Brown’s research program addresses issues relevant to balance and fall prevention among the elderly and people with Parkinson’s disease. Her research program has received funding support from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (formerly, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research), Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC), and many medical foundation grants.

In the position of Associate VP, Research Dr. Brown is responsible for developing and administering policies and procedures that will enable and foster growth and continued success in research at the U of L. In representing the University, Dr. Brown sits on numerous committees and Boards external to University governance. These include:

  • Alberta Gaming Research Institute (Board Member)
  • Cancer Research Institute of Alberta (Board Member)
  • Alberta Rural Development Network