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Scott Comber

University Teaching Fellow

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Related Information

Rowe School of Business

Email: Scott.Comber@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-7820
Fax: 902-494-1107
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave, Room 4112
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2

Research Topics:
  • Healthcare – emergency departments
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning – management education
  • Leadership development (physicians)


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

Current Teaching

Research Interests

Scott’s research is in the areas of physician leadership, healthcare – emergency departments, and the scholarship of teaching and learning management education.

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2016-2021  CIHR Project Grant (co-principal 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
  • 2014-2016  CIHR Operating Grant (co-applicant) "Research ethics, sex work, and health: A qualitative study to improve health and advance ethical research engagement" ($300,000)
  • 2013  Dalhousie University Academic Innovation grant (co-applicant) "Learning analytics: Enhancing quality teaching, learning and students' retention for online and blended courses" ($10,000)

Selected Publications

  • What physician leaders need: Physicians self-assess themselves and others against the LEADS framework. Comber, S., Crawford, K., & Wilson, L. Leadership in Health Services, forthcoming  (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)
  • Knowledge transfer for sustainable innovation: A model for academic-industry interaction to improve resource efficiency within SME manufacturers  Adams, M. & S. Comber  Journal of Innovation Management in Small and Medium Enterprise, Article ID 999612, 21 pp.  (2013)
  • Managing cultural differences, leadership skills and strategies for working in a global world (8th ed)  Comber, S.  Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal 32(5), 519  (2013)
  • Healthy aging among LGBT seniors in Nova Scotia Murray, E., Numer, M., Merritt, B., Gahagan, J. & S. Comber  International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society 1(4), 179-92  (2011)