Research

The Health Leadership Academy (HLA) is keen on creating a community of innovators who are dedicated to furthering what it means to be a health leader. Looking locally and abroad, the HLA supports research initiatives which investigate areas of improvement in the current health landscape.

We promote and endorse interdisciplinary research that shows strong potential for training and development of tomorrow’s health care leaders and transforming Canada’s health care system, with a focus on leadership and one or more of:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Change Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovation
  • Education

Currently, four studies are being funded and a signature health project is underway.

New for 2018 – 2019

McMaster Health Forum
Evidence. Insight. Action.

Alongside the McMaster Health Forum, the Michael G. DeGroote’s Health Leadership Academy will work to identify what the alternative health futures will be and build a framework to better understand how leadership capabilities map onto these futures 10 years from now.

Alongside the McMaster Health Forum, a synthesis of health-system leadership frameworks and a provincial stakeholder dialogue will be conducted. Using these findings to inform our future work, it is anticipated that the development of a white paper and a health leadership assessment centre will be explored as a result of these discoveries.