Neil McCartney became Brock’s senior academic operating officer on 1 Dec. 2013. He had previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, an appointment that first brought him to Brock in August 2011.
Prior to that, McCartney — a renowned researcher with an international reputation for his work on human aging, cardiac rehabilitation and spinal cord injury — had been chair of McMaster University’s Department of Kinesiology, and director of McMaster’s Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation.
McCartney (BEd ‘74, Exeter University, UK; PhD ‘83, McMaster University) was a founding member of the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.
In 2009, the provincial government appointed McCartney to the Transitional Council of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario, where he was subsequently elected as its vice-president. The council creates the infrastructure, rules and regulations of this soon-to-be-established health care college.
In 1993, McCartney was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in Palo Alta, Calif. He has co-authored or contributed chapters to 10 books, and has been the lead or contributing researcher for more than 80 journal articles.
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