Robert Armstrong

The Abdul Sultan Jamal Professor Professor

Dean, Medical College, Aga Khan University in East Africa

Telephone: 254 020 2107

Education

PhD Medical Sciences (Growth and Development) Mc Master University, Hamilton, Ontario 1986
Doctor of Medicine Medicine Mc Master University, Hamilton, Ontario 1982
Master of Science in Medical Sciences (Growth and Development) Mc Master University, Hamilton, Ontario May 1977
Bachelor of Science in Biology Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia, 1975

Training

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 1987

Research interests

Healthy development of children and the impact of chronic illness or disability
Social/emotional development of children with disabilities
Management of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy
Population-based strategies and child development

Experience

Foundation Dean of the Medical College Aga Khan University in Nairobi, 2010-Present
Chief Academic Officer, Aga Khan University in East Africa 2010-2012
Head, Department of Pediatrics, St Paul’s Hospital (SPH) Providence Health Care, 2007-2010
Senior Associate Clinician Scientist, Child and Family Research Institute, 2005-2010
Interim Director, Centre for International Child Health, 2006-2008
Chief, Pediatric Medicine, University of British Columbia, 2000-2010
Head, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, 2000-2010
Faculty, Centre for Community Child Health Research Child and Family Research Institute 2000-2010
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, 2010
Vice President, Medical Services and Quality Promotion, Former Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia, 1997- 2000
Director, Centre for Community Child Health Research, 1995-1999
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, 1994-2010
Assistant Director, Research Division British Columbia Children’s Hospital Child and Family Research Institute, 1993-1995
Associate Member, Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, School Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, 1993-2010
Medical Director/Director of Research, SHHC 1992-1997
Head, Division of Developmental Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics University of British Columbia 1992-1997
Associate Member, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of British Columbia, 1990-1998
Clinical Director, Neuromotor Program, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, 1990-1994
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, 1987-1994
Research Coordinator, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC) 1987-1992

Professional associations

American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
International Paediatric Chairs Association (IPCA)
International Pediatric Academic Leaders Association (IPALA)
International Pediatric Association
Society for Paediatric Research
Western Society for Paediatric Research
Canadian Medical Association
Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)

Awards and honours

1973: B.C. Government Scholarship, Simon Fraser University
1975: Russell Memorial Scholarship, McMaster University
1976-1978:Ontario Graduate Scholarships, McMaster University
1982: Medical Research Council of Canada Fellowship McMaster University
1983: Percy Williams Award, Section of Paediatrics, Hamilton Academy of Medicine

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