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Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation, University of Alberta

Dr. Kerry Mummery is the Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, Chair of the Health Sciences Council and President of The Canadian Council of Physical Education & Kinesiology Administrators.

Prior to his current appointment to the deanship at the University of Alberta, Dr. Mummery spent 13½ years in Australia, most recently as professor and acting pro-vice chancellor, and executive dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton.

A Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation, and an expert voice for Sport Medicine Australia, Dr. Mummery has authored or co-authored over 200 journal publications and presentations to scientific audiences around the world; he is a leading architect of Australia’s highly-successful 10,000 Steps program, designed to promote physical activity – and adopted with enthusiasm across the country. In Canada, he was the lead in the development of the UWalk program aimed at promoting health-related physical activity to Albertans.

In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Mummery is a board member with the Canadian Coaches Association and ParticipACTION, the Canada's voice for physical activity and sport participation. In addition, he recently completed a 5-year term on the board of Swimming Canada. He has been married to his wife Christine for over 37 years and is the proud father of two adult daughters who live in Canberra, Australia and Istanbul, Turkey respectively. In his leisure time, he enjoys a variety of sports and activities as is an avid masters rowing competitor and open water ocean swimmer.


  • 2010–2019
    Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. University of Alberta
  • 1997–2010
    Professor, Central Queensland University


Fellow Australian Sports Medicine Federation