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New Director of the School of Nursing and Assistant Dean Appointed

Posted by Theresa Gilbert on May 26, 2017 in News

Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy has been appointed as the new director, School of Nursing and assistant dean, Faculty of Health Professions. Her five-year term will commence on July 1, 2017.

“I ask that you all join me in congratulating Dr. Tomblin Murphy on her appointment, and offering her your support in this important role,” says Alice Aiken, Professor and Dean Faculty of Health Professions.

Since joining Dal in 1990, Dr. Tomblin Murphy’s work has focused primarily on health services with an emphasis on needs-based health systems and health human resources (HHR) planning. During her tenure, she has shown consistent  leadership in research, teaching, and building relationships with government, employers, unions, professional associations, and community groups.

A full professor since 2007, Dr. Tomblin Murphy has taken on significant leadership roles within the School of Nursing. Since 2008, she has been a director of the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research. Dr. Tomblin Murphy also served as director of the Centre for Transformative Nursing and Health Research (CTNHR) from 2014 to 2016.

Numerous school, faculty, and university committees and initiatives have benefited from Dr. Tomblin Murphy’s leadership, including the Dalhousie University Board of Governors where she is currently serving a third term as a faculty representative.

Dr. Tomblin Murphy co-leads national and international research teams consisting of clinicians, health care leaders, senior policy-makers, and researchers from government, universities and health care organizations. Her research has been funded by both national and regional funding agencies as well as ministries of health. Overall, Dr. Tomblin Murphy has been principal or co-principal investigator on more than 60 funded projects and has received over $16 million in combined provincial, national and international funding. Her research has been widely published in peer-reviewed publications and as policy documents and commissioned reports.

“I very much look forward to working with Dr. Tomblin Murphy who I know will provide strong leadership and vision over the next five years,” says Dr. Aiken.