Gail Tomblin Murphy

Vice-President of Research, Innovation and Discovery and Chief Nurse Executive

Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy believes that partnerships and networks are the cornerstone of the uptake of research, and that to have true uptake, decision-makers and researchers need to work together from the outset. As an internationally recognized expert in population needs-based approaches to health systems and workforce planning, evaluation and research, Gail is committed to building capacity for using evidence to inform health policy and practice. 

Gail has been an Expert Advisor on health workforce to the World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization since 2005 and is the Director of the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research. She is actively involved in a number of national and international networks, including the World Health Innovation Network, the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, Primary Health Care to Communities, and the Canadian Health Human Resources Network.

In her 30 years at Dalhousie University, Gail became a strong researcher, teacher, mentor and leader. She also was the Director of the School of Nursing and Assistant Dean Research in the Faculty of Health. 

Gail completed her BN and MN degrees from Dalhousie University and her PhD in nursing from the University of Toronto.