Carolyn Emery is a physiotherapist and epidemiologist. She completed her BSc in Physiotherapy at Queens University in 1988 and after several years of practice in pediatric rehabilitation and sport medicine, Carolyn completed her MSc in Epidemiology (Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine) at the University of Calgary in 1999 and obtained her PhD in Epidemiology (Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine) from the University of Alberta in 2004. She was recruited to the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in 2004. Carolyn is the Associate Dean Research and Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. She holds joint appointments in Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Carolyn is currently the Academic Director of the Postdoctoral Office at the University of Calgary. Carolyn is a member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, O’Brien Institute of Public Health, Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the McCaig Institute of Bone and Joint Health.
The focus of her research program is in injury prevention in youth sport and recreation and pediatric rehabilitation, aimed to reduce the public health burden of injury including long-term consequences (e.g. overweight/obesity, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, post-concussion syndrome). Carolyn holds a Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation (Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute) and is Chair of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (International Olympic Committee) at the University of Calgary. She leads the Safe to Play Concussion Research Team (Canadian Institutes for Health Research) and co-leads the Alberta Program in Youth Sport and Recreational Injury Prevention (Alberta Innovates Health Solutions). Recently, Carolyn was inducted as a Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow and she is a Royal Society of Canada New Scholar. Carolyn has supervised 35 graduate students and 11 post-doctoral scholars during her career at the University of Calgary.