Bio (Doug Blackie)

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Doug Blackie

Doug Blackie


Associate Faculty


Leadership Studies


Doug Blackie’s professional focus as a health systems leader, consultant and teacher is to align people and ideas to create knowledge, build capacity and find innovative solutions to strengthen and sustain our public health systems. His interests include creating understanding and knowledge about the complex dynamics of health human resources including attracting and retaining health-care professionals, creating psychologically healthy and safe workplaces, co-creating emerging models of health care such as networked inter-professional teams, primary care networks and virtual care technology across the health care continuum.


Blackie has held a wide variety of strategic and operational leadership roles over the past 35 years in health care, post-secondary education, communications and executive administration in the public, not-for-profit and private sectors. As an independent management consultant since 2018, he splits his time between leading and facilitating health services improvement and evaluation projects throughout BC and teaching leadership at Royal Roads University.


Blackie holds a Master of Public Administration (1997) and a Bachelor of Social Work (1994) from the University of Victoria. He has completed several Royal Roads programs including Intercultural Foundations for Education (2020), Instructional Skills (2018), Facilitating Learning Online (2017) and Blackboard Communicate Ultra – Levels 1, 2 and 3 (2017).


Lavergne MR, Goldsmith LG, Grudniewwicz A, Rudoler D, Marshall EG, Ahuja M, Blackie D, Burge F, Gibson R, Glazier RH, Hawrylyshyn S, Hedden L, Hernandez-Lee Jacalynne, Horrey K, Joyce M, Kiran T, MacKenzie A, Mathews M, McCracken R, McGrail K, McKay M, McPherson C, Mitra G, Sampali T, Scott I, Snadden D, Tomblyn Murphy G, Wong S. (2019). Practice patterns among early-career primary care (ECPC) physicians and workforce planning implications: protocol for a mixed methods study. BMJ Open, 9;9:e030477.

Lavergne, M.R., Scott, I.D., Mitra, G., Snadden, D., Blackie, D., Goldsmith, L.J., Rudoler, D., Hedden, L., Grudniewicz, A., Ahuja, M.A., & Marshall, E.G. (2019). Regional differences in where and how family medicine residents intend to practise: a cross-sectional survey analysis. CMAJ Open, 7 1, E124-E130