John Riley Assistant Director, Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit


John Riley currently works as the Assistant Director at the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU), a SPOR SUPPORT Unit co-funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, five Ontario-based research institutions and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).


Prior to OSSU, John held senior executive leadership roles with several national research networks funded under the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), most notably with the Canadian Arthritis Network, and at The Arthritis Society, Canada’s leading arthritis charity. He has over 23 years of experience working in patient partnership in research and often consults with research teams on new funding opportunities. John also worked for the Ministry of Health and in the hospital sector in British Columbia. He holds undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Medical Laboratory Science as well as a Master’s in Health Administration from the University of British Columbia.