Cathie Scott joined PolicyWise as Director Policy Research and Strategy in November 2013. Cathie was the Senior Provincial Director of the Leading Practices & Innovation section within the division of Quality and Healthcare Improvement in Alberta Health Services. Prior to this, she held the position of Executive Director of the AHS Knowledge Management Department and Director positions in the former Calgary Health Region, in the area of Knowledge Management. She was also a member of the SEARCH Canada faculty. Her academic achievements are many, and include a PhD in Community Health Sciences, Master of Science, BSc of Science (Physical Therapy). She is currently an Assistant Professor (Adjunct), in the Faculty of Community Health Sciences & Sociology at the University of Calgary. Her postdoctoral fellowship focused on the role of context in knowledge mobilization, social networks and communities of practice. Cathie has considerable experience in areas of relevance to PolicyWise such as leadership development, quality improvement, knowledge management, primary healthcare, community-based and participatory research approaches, research methods, evaluation, integrated systems, inter-sectoral collaboration and vulnerable populations. She is currently a team member of two international research grants funded by CIHR. Cathie and her family live in Calgary.
Cathie is the lead PI for the Alberta LIP.