I work in the fields of information systems assurance (cybersecurity) and information management with a particular interest in exploring ways to ensure and assess the security and viability of large scale information systems such as those used in the financial and health sectors.
I began my academic career in the University of Waterloo's School of Accountancy (now the School of Accounting and Finance) where my interest in the design, use and audit of financial information systems was nurtured.
I moved to a major business school for 10 years where I contributed to the training of professional accountants while developing my research career and then returned to the University of Waterloo in 2004 to take up the JW Graham Chair in Health Information Systems. The chair was named after Professor J Wes Graham who was one of the founding members of the Department of Applied Analysis and Computer Science at Waterloo - a department that that has grown to have the largest concentration of computer science researchers in Canada and is known today as the David R Cheritan School of Computer Science.
I am jointly appointed to both the Cheriton School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics and to the School of Public Health and Health Systems in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. I am actively involved in knowledge mobilisation and have served as a subject matter expert on national and provincial committees with mandates related to information systems, in governance roles for national and provincial agencies/organisations, and in a central administrative role at Waterloo. I am currently the Director of the School of Public Health's Professional Practice Centre in Health Systems and serve as the Program Lead for our Master of Health Informatics program. I am a member of Waterloo's Cybersecurity and Privacy Insitute and am a core member of the CrySP group in the School of Computer Science.
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