Offices & Governance

Lesley Brown, PhD

content_LBrown_2017Lesley Brown, PhD, is the Provost and Vice-President, Academic. In this senior leadership role, Dr. Brown oversees all facets of educational programming and research at the University, while advancing strategic academic priorities.

Prior to joining Mount Royal on July 1, 2017, Dr. Brown compiled an exemplary record at the University of Lethbridge over 20 years, serving as the Associate Vice-President, Research, the Interim Vice-President, Research and, most recently, as the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic.

In addition to being a proven administrator, Dr. Brown is an accomplished scholar in the field of kinesiology, with a research specialization in balance and fall prevention in the elderly and people with Parkinson’s disease. Her research program has received funding support from several funding agencies, including Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC).

A powerful champion of undergraduate education, Dr. Brown was recognized for excellence in teaching at the U of L at the undergraduate level in 2009 and 2011. At the same time, she also made contributions at the graduate level in supervising two PhD students and nine Master of Science students.

Dr. Brown holds a PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Human Kinetics in Biomechanics from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Physical Education from McMaster University. She also completed a 3-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Oregon.