Dean’s Message

Dr. Kerry Mummery is the Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. In addition to his leadership role in the Faculty, Dr. Mummery is an internationally-renowned scholar in the area of physical activity and population health, and an award-winning educator.

Prior to his current appointment to the deanship at the University of Alberta, Dr. Mummery spent 13 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 addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Mummery, a former successful swimming coach and high performance athlete, enjoys a variety of sports and activities including swimming, rowing and basketball in his leisure time.

And he practices what he preaches: continuing to use a pedometer to ensure he takes his own daily dose of 10,000 steps.