Roger Deeley, PhD

Vice President Health Sciences Research, Kingston General Hospital;
Vice-Dean, Research, Queen’s University

Dr. Roger Deeley is Vice-Dean Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University and Vice President Health Sciences Research at Kingston General Hospital. He is also holder of an endowed chair in basic oncology. Prior to holding these positions, he served as Vice President and then Director of Research for Cancer Care Ontario. He was also one of the founders and the first Director of the Queen’s University Cancer Research Institute, a position he held for 13 years. He has extensive experience working with provincial and federal health research funding agencies, charities and the private sector. Prior to moving to Canada, Dr. Deeley spent 10 years as a scientist at the US National Cancer Institute and since then has maintained a highly successful research career studying mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapeutics. Over the course of his career, he has published approximately 200 peer review publications that have been cited more than 17,000 times. In 2005, he was a recipient of the Robert L. Noble Prize presented jointly by the National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society, and in 2007 received a National Cancer Institute of Canada’s Diamond Jubilee Award, both for outstanding contributions to cancer research. In 2013, he became a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and in 2014 he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada.