Dr. R. Lee Kirby is a Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University. His primary research interest is the safety and performance of wheelchairs. He has held research grants from a number of national and international funding bodies. He has authored or co-authored 2 books, over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and over 325 abstracts or proceedings of presentations to national or international meetings. He heads the team that developed the Wheelchair Skills Program, a low-tech, high-impact training program that is relevant for both more- and less-resourced settings.