As director of research services at Royal Roads University, Dr. Deborah Zornes works with faculty to develop high quality research proposals. Zornes has 20 years experience in research administration and has also taught research proposal development for five years. Her research focuses on the role of the university in society, research impact and research evaluation. She is active in three research projects: Increasing effectiveness in sustainability research: A comparative analysis of applied and transdisciplinary research projects led by Brian Belcher; the Evaluative Study of Action Research (ESAR) project led by Eileen Piggot-Irvine; and the Research Administration as a Profession project. Zornes is the current President of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA).
Deborah teaches in the Research Administration Certificate.