Dr. Kelly Williams-Whitt is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Management at the University of Lethbridge, Chair of the Human Resources and Organizational Studies area, and a Labour Mediator and Arbitrator. She is a former registered nurse, with an MBA and a PhD in human resource management and labour relations, both from the University of Calgary. Dr. Williams-Whitt teaches courses in occupational health and safety, labour relations, employment law, human resource management and workplace diversity. As a university professor, she is also an active researcher. She works with other scientists from around the world to conduct studies in occupational health and return-to-work after illness or injury. Her work is published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and she has authored numerous books and book chapters on work disability and labour and employment law. Dr. Williams-Whitt holds an appointment with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (Labour Program) as an adjudicator for cases falling under Part III of the Canada Labour Code. She sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability.