Faculty of Health Sciences

Pushing the Boundaries of Discovery

Dean Jayne Garland

With six schools and an interdisciplinary graduate program, what ties the Faculty of Health Sciences together is a commitment to improving human health around the globe.

We are uniquely positioned to push the boundaries of discovery and work together, across disciplines and with our partner faculties and institutions, to develop a greater understanding of the scientific and social factors that impact our health.

The research conducted in the Faculty of Health Sciences is at the foundation of all we do. It influences how we teach, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and shapes our vision for the future of this faculty. 

We look forward to growing our research portfolio, while also maintaining our commitment to providing a student experience that is second to none, as our students are our top priority.

Yours in Health,

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S. Jayne Garland

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More About S. Jayne Garland, PhD

Academic Appointments

  • Dean - Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Professor - School of Physical Therapy

Education

  • PhD (McMaster)
  • MClSc (Western)
  • BScPT (Queen's)

Career

  • Western University (Health Sciences)
    • Professor and Dean: 2016 - present
  • University of British Columbia (Department of Physical Therapy)
    • Director: 2009 - 2015
  • Western University (Physical Therapy)
    • Director: 2000-2008
    • Professor: 1989-2000

Research Interests

  • Motor Control
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (Reviewer)

Biography

Dr. Garland is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University. Prior to joining Western as Dean in 2016, Dr. Garland was Professor and Director of the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC from 2009-2015. She was as a member of Western’s Faculty of Health Sciences from 1989 to 2009, a tenure that included eight years as Director of the School of Physical Therapy (2000-2008). In addition to being a Registered Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, Dr. Garland holds her BSc and MClSc in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University and Western, respectively, and a PhD in Neuroscience from McMaster University. An active researcher, Dr. Garland is recognized internationally for her innovative techniques and advances in the motor control of force production, particularly under conditions of muscle fatigue, and for applying her work in motor control to several clinical populations, including breast cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and end-stage renal disease.

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