Jaason Geerts, PhD
Director, Research and Leadership Development
Canadian College of Health Leaders
Jaason Geerts is the director of research and leadership development at the Canadian College of Health Leaders and LEADS Canada. He completed his doctorate at the University of Cambridge on leadership for senior doctors, military officers and other professionals. Dr. Geerts is an honorary visiting fellow at The Business School, University of London, in the United Kingdom, and an active researcher. His recent work on leadership and leadership development has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and he is currently writing a book with Dr. Amanda Goodall on expert leadership.
In addition to his work at the college, Dr. Geerts has applied his research at the Yale School of Medicine, the University of Zurich Business School, the National Health Service in the U.K. and the U.K. Defence Academy. His current research on leadership during the pandemic has been featured in the Globe and Mail, Hospital News, local radio and CBC national news, as well as globally through the International Hospital Federation and BMJ Leader. Dr. Geerts is currently a program director in executive education at the Telfer School of Management, Ottawa, and the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, and is a faculty member for the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. He is a qualified teacher and was nominated for the Toronto Star’s “Teacher of the Year” recognition.