Leslie Anne Keown
Executive Director, CIPSRT
As Executive Director, Dr. Leslie Anne (LA) Keown brings her expertise and extensive experience conducting leading edge research and occupying leadership roles with the Correctional Service of Canada and Statistics Canada to CIPSRT. LA holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) degree in Sociology from the University of Calgary, as well as her Master of Arts (Sociology) and her Ph.D. (Sociology) from the University of Calgary. LA is cross-appointed to Justice Studies and Sociology and Social Studies as an Associate Professor at the University of Regina. She is an Adjunct Research Professor with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. She has authored numerous publications, including articles in the leading journals in her field, and has been the recipient of numerous academic scholarships and awards. LA is a Killam Laureate. LA’s research interests are varied but centered on the Canadian Criminal Justice System and research methodologies that focus on mixed methods or advanced quantitative techniques.