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 to address the complex dynamics of health system transformation, including attracting and retaining health-care professionals, effective governance models, safe workplaces, team-based care and engaging communities in health service advocacy and planning.


Doug 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 certified management consultant, he splits his time between leading and facilitating health services improvement, evaluation, advocacy and governance projects in Canada and globally, in addition to teaching leadership at Royal Roads University.


Intercultural Foundations for Education, Instructional Skills, Facilitating Learning Online, Blackboard Communicate Ultra – Levels 1, 2, 3

Royal Roads University

Master of Public Administration

University of Victoria

Bachelor of Social Work

University of Victoria


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