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Dr. Kim Critchley - Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness, Prince Edward Island

Dr. Kim Critchley

Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness, Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Bio

Dr. Kim Critchley is 1 of 2 members representing the Atlantic region on CIHI’s Board of Directors. She was named deputy minister of Health and Wellness for Prince Edward Island in July 2016. Prior to this appointment, she served as dean and CEO of the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) from September 2012 to July 2016. Dr. Critchley came to UCQ from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) School of Nursing, where she served as dean between 2004 and 2012, and as full professor between 2008 and 2012. Dr. Critchley has a long and distinguished career in nursing in post-secondary education in Canada. She has held a number of important academic administrative positions, including chair of the School of Nursing’s Master of Nursing Development Committee at UPEI, and member of the working committee for the Canada Research Chair in Human Development and Health. She was the UPEI lead for 10 years for the Atlantic Regional Training Centre, which offered a Master of Applied Health Services Research with 4 Atlantic universities. She has also held a number of important administrative positions within the nursing profession, including serving as the Atlantic representative for the conference Picking up the Pace: Innovations in Primary Health Care From Across Canada, and as a committee member of the Canadian Primary Health Care Initiative. Dr. Critchley earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Francis Xavier University, a Master of Nursing from the University of Calgary, a Diploma of Primary Health Care and Quality Improvement from the University of Helsinki’s Department of Primary Health Care and a PhD from the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Medicine. Her areas of research include primary health care, children’s health, Aboriginal health and knowledge translation. She has extensive peer-reviewed publications and scholarly presentations to her credit.