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)

Current Teaching

Research Interests

Scott's research is in the areas of 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)