Brad Johnson, PhD


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  • Office: EDB 7560, Burnaby campus


Brad Johnson comes to us from Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, where he was an assistant professor and director of the Center for Educational Innovation. Prior to that he spent four years as founding director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary in Qatar. He developed the unit into a full-featured centre providing support for educational technology, pedagogy, and scholarship of teaching and learning. Brad has a long-standing interest in educational technology, but has also learned that pedagogy must come first. His research interests include mobile learning, inter-professional (healthcare) collaboration and education (IPE/IPP), and transnational education. He is a strong believer in the inclusion of students as co-researchers and as co-explorers.

Areas of expertise

Instructional design, interprofessional healthcare education (IPE), human factors, scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)

Selected publications

Hickey, J. & Johnson, B. (2015). Laying ‘the groundwork’ for a post-licensure interprofessional education initiative in Qatar. Avicenna: Vol. 2015 1, 4.

Johnson, B., Pyburn, R., Bolan, C., Byrne, C., Jewesson, C., Robertson-Malt, S., El-Tawil, M., Verjee, M. (2011). Qatar Interprofessional Health Council: IPE for Qatar. Avicenna, 2.

Johnson, B., Abi Hayla, M., Jewesson, P., Byrne, C., Verjee, M., El Tawill, M. (2015). Core Interprofessional Education (IPE) health competencies: The process of adaptation and implementation for a local environment. Journal of Local and Global Health Science, 3, 1–14. (

Johnson, B. & Ryba, K. (2016). Cultivating a Culture for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning, 7, 51–71. (

Lemke-Wescott, T. & Johnson, B. (2013). When culture and learning styles matter: A Canadian university with Middle Eastern students. Journal of Research in International Education, 12(1), 66–84.