Professor Kate Dilworth

Professor Kate Dilworth

Kate Dilworth, BSN R.N. MBA, ICD.D is an Associate Professor of Practice, Director of Health Programs, SFU Beedie School of Business. Kate brings 35 years of experience in healthcare practice, learning design and consulting. Kate has designed and taught in customized programs for clients from diverse sectors, government, Indigenous communities and professional service firms with a focus on specialized health programs to support large-scale change (alternative funding models for physicians, new governance structures for primary care, inter-professional co-leadership models and regionalization/mergers) and innovative approaches to governance and healthcare delivery in primary care, community, acute and tertiary settings.

She is the Academic Director of the GPSC Leadership and Management Development Program supporting Divisions of Family Practice and primary care in BC. Kate teaches Innovation and Entrepreneurship with interdisciplinary cohorts of undergraduate students in the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship,

Her international work with Lower and Upper Middle-Income Countries includes capacity building with the World Health Organization and inter-ministerial officials in the areas of change leadership, health impact assessment and governance leadership with civil society, public and private sectors.

In her consulting practice, Kate works with inter-professional teams to develop patient/family-centred care. Kate has coached and worked with numerous teams to explore and implement best practices. Her clinical practice has focused on adolescent and adult mental health, addictions, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery, ACT and Housing First. Through her work in the design of programs, research and public education, she has impressed the central role and key contribution of families and people with lived experience make as partners in their care, in providing input to care design and delivery, research, policy and in engaging in public education. Clients include the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Industry Council Aboriginal Business, Provincial Health Services, BC Cancer, Resident Doctors of BC and F.O.R.C.E Society for Kids Mental Health.

Kate is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors-Rotman Directors Education Program. She is a Board Director with AEDES- Specialized Association for Sustainable Development in Peru and former Board Director of St James Community Service/Bloom Group and the Positive Women’s Network and Advisory Committee
Member, Institute of Families for Child and Youth Mental Health and a 17-year jury member, BC Innovation Council- New-Ventures Competition.

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Kate usually teaches the following classes:

  • BUS 238

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