Dr. Deborah White, RN, PhD

Professor, Dean, University of Calgary in Qatar

Debbie has been the Dean at the University of Calgary in Qatar for 5 years. Debbie has over 30 years of experience in nursing education. She was previously the Associate Dean of Research at the University of Calgary in Alberta prior to coming to Qatar and has previously served as the interim Dean at both the University of Calgary and Dean at the college level in Alberta. Debbie is a member of a health and professional committees in Qatar. Her program of research is in patient safety and quality of care, specifically focusing on workforce development, teaching and learning, and work environment, and organizational culture and practices.

Debbie has secured over 2 million dollars as a principal investigator and 10 million as a co-investigator. Her 5-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, maternal and infant outcomes are in the final dissemination stages. Debbie has expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods and analysis, knowledge translation, and curriculum/program development and evaluation. In 2020 Debbie received her Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education.