Senior Public Sector Specialist
Dr. Victoria Lemieux is a Senior Public Sector Specialist (Information Management) and an Associate Professor of Archival Studies at the University of British Columbia (on leave). She has held positions as a professional archivist, records manager and risk manager within the public sector and private sectors, and in higher education as an administrator and educator. She has also consulted previously for the United Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the World Bank. Her country experience includes Canada, the United Kingdom, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad, Guyana, St. Kitts, Grenada, British Virgin Islands, Belize, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, India, Chile and South Africa. Her current research is focused on risk to the availability of trustworthy records, in particular in financial contexts, and how these risks impact upon transparency, financial stability, public accountability and human rights. She holds a doctorate from University College London (Archival Studies, 2002), which focused on the information-related causes of the Jamaican Banking Crisis and, since 2005, has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She has received several awards for her research, including the 2001 W. Kaye Lamb Best Paper Award, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Early Career Scholar Award(2009) and an Emerald Literati Best Paper Award (2011).