Farewell, but not goodbye!

Aug 22nd, 2018

Andrea Kelly

Farewell, but not goodbye!

The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (HKR) wishes Dr. Heather Carnahan continued success as she concludes her five-year term as dean, and returns to pursue her research passions fulltime.

“The School has an incredible commitment to teaching. I am proud to have been part of exciting and excellent programs. Our students are strong academically, and are involved in the community” says Dr. Carnahan. “I am honoured to have worked with Seahawks staff, coaches and varsity athletes. You have demonstrated incredible work ethic and commitment and are ambassadors for Memorial University.”

As a professor with HKR, Dr. Carnahan is also cross appointed at the Marine Institute’s Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC). There, she is conducting research in the field of training safety and survival skills, and human performance in extreme environments.

Dr. Carnahan’s research is contributing to the Marine Institute’s work on improving industrial training and preserving lives. Her research involves applying current motor control and learning theory to studying the acquisition and retention of technical skills in various real-life domains such as safety and survival skills associated with marine transport, aviation, and zero gravity environments.

“I am grateful for the opportunities I have had at Memorial University. I am privileged to be a part of the research initiatives in HKR and at the Marine Institute.”

Dr. Carnahan will complete her term as dean of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation on August 31, 2018. Dr. Linda Rohr has been appointed the new dean of the School.