Professor, Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary

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 a 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 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 Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Concussion and is Chair of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (International Olympic Committee Research Centre for the Prevention of Injuries and Protection of Athlete Health) at the University of Calgary. She leads the Safe to Play Concussion Research Team (Canadian Institutes for Health Research), SHRed Concussions ( a pan-Canadian program of research funded by the National Football Leagure Scientific Advisory Board) and co-leads the Alberta Program in Youth Sport and Recreational Injury Prevention (Alberta Innovates Health Solutions). Carolyn is a Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow and a Royal Society of Canada New Scholar. Carolyn has supervised 45 graduate students and 18 post-doctoral scholars during her career at the University of Calgary.

Projects:

Safe To Play: A Longitudinal Research Program To Establish Best Practice In The Prevention, Early Diagnosis And Management Of Sport-Related Concussion In Youth Ice Hockey Players (Canadina Institutes of Health Research, Hotchkiss Brain Institute)

Collaborative Research And Innovation Opportunity (CRIO) Program: Alberta Program In Child And Adolescent Sport And Recreational Injury Prevention (Alberta Innovates Health Solutions)

SHRED Concussions: Surveillance in High School to Reduce Concussions and their Consequences in Youth Sport (National Football League Scientific Advisory Board)

SHRED Injuries: Surveillance in High School to Reduce Injuries and their Consequences in Youth Sport (Canadian Insttutes of Health Research Foundation Grant)

Publications: PubMed

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, University of Calgary

Honours

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (Fellow), Royal Society of Canada (College of New Scholars)