Joseph Byrne



Dr. Joe Byrne has retired from the School of Health Administration.  For any course related enquires e-mail:

Research Topics:
  • Psychology of Decision Making
  • Ethical Leadership and Governance
  • Change Management


President and CEO, Halifax Neuropsychology Clinic. Chief of Psychology, IWK Health Centre. President & CEO of Executive Function. 60 Scholarly papers (clinical, policy). National and International governing/advisory boards. J.A. Burzle Scholar, Fellow-Canadian Psychology Assoc., Heizer Presidential Award-American Psychological Assoc., Robert Wood Johnston Award.


  • BA, Psychology, St. Francis Xavier University
  • MA, Human Development, U of Kansas
  • PhD, Child Psychology, U of Kansas
  • MHA, Health Administration, Dalhousie University

Selected Publications

  • Byrne, J. M. (2017). Administration Ethics: Executive Decisions in Canadian Healthcare. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars Press.