Deborah O’Leary appointed Acting AVP, Research

Deborah O’Leary has been appointed Acting Associate Vice-President, Research, and will serve in the role from July through December.

The six-month appointment will take place while Michelle McGinn, Associate Vice-President, Research and Professor of Educational Studies, is on administrative leave.

A Professor of Health Sciences, O’Leary is currently Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (FAHS) and Director of the Brock Functional Inclusive Training Centre.

“Dr. O’Leary is well known in the research community of Brock and beyond, having distinguished herself with a consistently high level of research leadership and effective administration,” says Vice-President, Research Tim Kenyon. “She is a strong and dedicated advocate for growing and supporting research and a highly effective communicator of the successes and impact of research at Brock.”

Wendy Ward, Professor of Kinesiology, will serve as FAHS interim Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies during O’Leary’s absence from the Faculty.

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