• PhD – Physical Education and Sport Studies – University of Alberta – 1994
• MSc – Physical Education (Sport Psychology) – University of Saskatchewan – 1987
• BSc – Zoology/Environmental Science – Brandon University – 1981
• Former professional swim coach with Head Coaching appointments in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta 1976 - 1996
• Graduate training in sport and exercise psychology at the University of Saskatchewan and University of Alberta
• Initial academic appointment as Research Associate at the Alberta Centre for Well-Being (now the Alberta Centre for Active Living) 1993-1996
• Member of the Faculty of Health Science at Central Queensland University from 1997 - 2010
• Appointed Dean, Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Alberta in 2010
• Related Appointments:
- Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology.
- Member, National Health and Medical Research Council, Research Translation Faculty.
- Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK.
- Member, Social Dimensions of Health Institute, University of Dundee, Dundee Scotland.
- Research Associate, Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
• Member, Swimming Canada Board of Directors
• Member, Coaching Association of Canada Board of Directors
• Fellow, Australian Sports Medicine Federation