Debbie White is currently Dean and CEO at the University of Calgary, Qatar. Prior to this she was the Associate Dean of Research at the University of Calgary in Alberta before moving to Qatar. She has held leadership positions both in health and education and has an extensive clinical background with more than 30 years in nursing education. More recently, she attended the Harvard Kennedy School to take a leadership decision making course in the Harvard Executive Education Program.
Professor White’s program of research in patient safety and quality of care focuses on workforce development teaching and learning and work environment and organizational practices, and her current research includes: a five year comparative analysis and evaluation of Strategic Clinical Networks in Alberta and a comparative study of traditional maternity care and single room maternity care and the associated system, and maternal and infant outcomes. She has expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods and analysis, and knowledge translation.