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Kate Dilworth

Term Associate Professor of Practice, Innovation and Entrepreneurship



MBA (University of British Columbia); BSc (University of British Columbia)


Kate Dilworth, BSN R.N. MBA, ICD.D, Director Health Programs and Term Lecturer, Beedie School of Business brings 34 years of experience in healthcare practice, learning design and consulting.  Kate has designed and taught in customized programs for clients from diverse sectors, government, First Nation 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.  Her international work with Lower and Upper Middle-Income Countries’ includes capacity building with World Health Organization and inter-ministerial officials in the areas of change leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, health impact assessment and governance leadership with civil society, public and private sectors.


In her consulting practice Kate works with inter-professional teams in the development of patient/family centered care. Kate has coached and worked with numerous teams to explore and implement best practice. Her clinical practice has focused on adolescent and adult mental health, addictions and psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery. Through her work in the design of programs, research and public education, she has impressed the central role and key contribution families and consumers/persons 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 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 is a 12-year jury member, BC Innovation Council- New-Ventures Competition.