Graham Dickson, PhD

Graham is dedicated to developing medical leadership in Canada and globally. He is research advisor to the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders and the Canadian Health Leadership Network. He received the Canadian College of Health Leaders’ Distinguished Leadership Award in 2020.

Graham was principal investigator in a cross-Canada research project to develop the LEADS in a Caring Environment Framework. He is a partner in LEADS Global, working to bring leadership programs to health care organizations worldwide. He has actively worked with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators in Australia and Hong Kong and delivered programs in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Belgium and India. He is also helping Sanokondu build leadership curricula for residents.

With Bill Tholl, Graham has authored two editions of the Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment books published by Springer. He has written articles on medical leadership and edited two special issues of Emerald journals. He is professor emeritus at Royal Roads University, where he helped develop the Master of Arts in Leadership (Health) program and founded the Centre for Health Leadership and Research.