Maureen J Macdonald
Dean, Faculty of Science

Dr. Maureen MacDonald is an accomplished professor, respected researcher and the Director of the University’s School of Interdisciplinary Science. Dr. MacDonald came to McMaster as a sessional instructor in 1998, after earning an undergraduate honours chemistry degree at Acadia University and her Masters and PhD in kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. She held post-doctoral positions at Western University and the University of British Columbia.

She is a highly regarded expert in cardiovascular health, exercise physiology, spinal cord injury and aging, and leads important research into the effectiveness of exercise as a way of preventing illness, improving health status and lifestyle. She is an associate member of both the Department of Kinesiology and the School of Rehabilitation Science and is a member of the Exercise Metabolism Research Group.

Her research is widely published and often cited, including in the journals Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise; Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism; and the Journal of Applied Physiology, amongst others.
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