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
  • 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)

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)