Dr. Royce has been involved with AllerGen since its conceptual origins in 2002.
She has over 30 years of experience in the post-secondary and health sectors related to public consultation and research, program implementation, strategic and operational planning, network administration, national/international partnership and public policy development, advocacy, fundraising, knowledge mobilization, communications, conference planning and meeting facilitation.
Dr. Royce has undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Political Science from the University of Waterloo and Queen’s University, respectively, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Royce began her career in public service as a senior policy advisor on university policy and finance in Ontario, serving on provincial commissions and task forces from 1985 to 1998. From 1998 to 2002 she was the Managing Director and COO of HEALNet, a national Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) based at McMaster University that focused on improving health research transfer.
In 2002, Dr. Royce launched The Deerfield Group Inc., a boutique consulting firm specializing in network start-up, management and wind-down; strategic and operational planning; Knowledge Mobilization; and communications.