Scott Comber

University Teaching Fellow

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Related Information

Phone: 902-494-7820
Fax: 902-494-1107
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave, Room 5118
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2

Research Topics:
  • Healthcare systems (front-line ownership, emergency departments)
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning – management education
  • Leadership development (physicians)


  • PhD (Fielding)
  • MA (Fielding)
  • MBA (Central Florida)
  • BEDS (Dalhousie)

Research Interests

Dr. Comber's research interests include healthcare systems (physician leadership and system complexity) and the scholarship of teaching and learning (management education).

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2019  Dalhousie's Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2019  SSHRC Partnership Grant, Co-Principal Investigator: "Scaling up trauma and violence informed outreach with women affected by violence" ($2,499,946)
  • 2016  CIHR Project Grant, Co-investigator: "Promoting equity for indigenous and non-indigenous people in emergency rooms" ($1,662,789)
  • 2016  Dalhousie's Educational Leadership Award for Collaborative Teaching
  • 2015  Faculty of Management Teaching Excellence Award

Selected Publications

  • Understanding burnout to build resilience: A qualitative study of an interprofessional ICU team. Hancock, J., Witter, T., Comber, S., Daley, P., Thompson, K., Candow, S. et al. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 67(11), 1541-1548  (2020)
  • Emergency department access and flow: Complex systems need complex approaches. Petrie, D.A. & Comber, S. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 26(5), 1552-1558  (2020)
  • Competencies physicians need to lead – A Canadian case. Comber, S., Crawford, K.C., & Wilson, L. Leadership in Health Services, 31(2)  (2018)
  • Instructors' perceptions of networked learning and analytics. Comber, S., Durier-Copp, M., & Gruzd, A. Canadian Journal of Learning & Technology, 44(3)  (2018)
  • Developing Canadian physicians: The quest for leadership effectiveness Comber, S. Leadership in Health Services (special edition on medical leadership), 29(3), 282-299  (2016)

Current Teaching