Brenda currently tutors HADM 336 and HADM339 with Athabasca University, and has been a tutor for almost 15 years! She has a Master’s degree from the University of Alberta in Health Services Administration, building on a BSc with Specialization in Psychology from the same institution. A proponent of life-long learning, Brenda has pursued five additional post graduate health administration courses through Open Studies at the University of Alberta. Her clinical background and front line experience is in laboratory medicine (special expertise in hospital transfusion services), after earning a diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
This strong theoretical background is combined with over 30 years of experience in Alberta’s health system, almost all of which have been in senior management, coordination and supervisory roles. Brenda’s experience spans clinical, research, administrative/management, policy, and consulting roles at the program, hospital/institution, regional and provincial levels. More specifically, she has: developed and implemented provincial policy in government health and other departments; successfully developed, implemented and managed innovative and complex regional and province-wide projects; worked with hospital, regional and provincial steering and advisory committees and boards; and managed hospital and regional departments and programs. Her special, side-of-the-desk interest and practice over the years has been research ethics.
Brenda loves working with AU students to support them in establishing sound understanding of Canada's health system - its genesis, organization, functions, marvelous complexities, current trends and issues. She believes in the potential and interests of every student.
Updated June 28 2016 by Student & Academic Services