Bio (Randy Gilbert)

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Dr. Randy Gilbert

Randy Gilbert


Associate Faculty


Interdisciplinary Studies


Dr. Randy Gilbert has been associate faculty at Royal Roads University since 2005 where he works with the Doctor of Social Sciences program in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Master of Arts in Leadership programs in the School of Leadership Studies. His personal research includes leadership and health leadership, organizational transformation, organizational cultural paradigms and perceptions, emergency health, health system and health information system training development and enterprise-wide implementation. His research interests and knowledge include qualitative, quantitative, mixed model, evidence-based approaches, narrative inquiry, phenomenology, focus groups, surveys, interviews, employee engagement and collaborative practice utilizing an action research methodology as a foundation.


Gilbert is the regional director for BC Lower Mainland Medical Imaging Informatics with Vancouver Coastal Health and was previously the corporate director of Business Operations for BC Consolidated Lower Mainland Health Information Management. He also provides executive consulting, coaching and academic editor services. Gilbert served previously with the Canadian Armed Forces for 38 years with more than 35 years of domestic and international leadership experience, including 26 years as a health care administrator and health services operations officer. He was the Canadian representative to NATO for health informatics and while serving in Afghanistan, he was the NATO chief of medical operations for Southern Afghanistan and senior staff officer for Afghan National Security Force Health Development. Gilbert has worked with public, private and military learners to explore leadership and organizational paradigms, generational paradigms, communities of practice, organizational culture, organizational transformation and information management challenges. Additionally, he has 18 years of clinical experience that enables him to understand clinical and leadership/managerial perspectives. His civilian and military leadership experience includes international healthcare operations, international and intercultural mentoring, government, private sector-military partnerships, direct and indirect health care, health informatics, emergency services, leading and managing from the strategic level to tactical levels, national training system development and implementation, and health information system transformation and implementation.


Gilbert holds a Ph.D. with honours in Applied Management and Decision Sciences with a specialty in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University (2013), a Master of Arts in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University (2004) and a Certificate in Health Services Management from Ryerson University (2005). He is a Canadian- and internationally-Certified Professional in health information and management systems and is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Health Leaders where he serves as a fellows advisor, is a member of the Certified Health Executive Program Committee and as an executive mentor. Gilbert is an honour member of the Golden Key International Honour Society (2013), the recipient of the Assistant Deputy Minister Information Management Merit Award (2012), a co-recipient of the Assistant Deputy Minister Information Management Nova Award (2012) and a co-recipient of the Government Technology Exhibition and Conference Distinction Award (2012).