John Church, PhD, MA, BA

Professor , Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept

Contact

Professor , Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
Email
john.church@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-2572
Address
10-24 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Availability
Office hours by appointment. If your email message is work-related, I will not be responding after regular business hours, Monday- Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Canadian politics Alberta politics public policy health policy


About

Degrees:

 • Ph.D.: University of Western Ontario

• MA: University of Waterloo

• BA: University of Guelph

Awards:

Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Nominated in both 2003 and 2004. 

Public Health Sciences Students’ Association, Students’ Choice Faculty Member of the Year Award, April 2003. 

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, SEARCH Valuable Contribution Award, November 2001. 

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, SEARCH Project Team Collaboration Award, August 2000. 

Public Health Sciences Students’ Association, Students’ Choice Faculty Member of the Year Award, April 2000. 

Kellogg Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Alberta Health/Department of Health Services Administration, Edmonton, Alberta, 1993-1995. 



Research

Research Interests

My research is focused on the way in which contexts, ideas, interests and institutions interact in public policy formulation. I have published extensively on research questions related to this, specifically in health policy. My most recent work was on health policy reform in Canada. I am currently working on a research project on accountability in health care and a new book on health policy in Alberta. My most recent book Alberta: A Health System Profile was published in the fall of 2021.

Current Research

Accountability Failure in Health Care; Health Reform in Alberta


Teaching

My teaching interests include health politics and policy, public policy, introductory politics and Canadian government.


Teaching

2022-2023

• POL S 326 (Canadian Health Politics)

• POL S 424 (Public Policy and Health)

• POL S 540 (Public Policy and Health)

2021-2022

• POL S 326 (Canadian Health Politics)

• POL S 424 (Public Policy and Health)

• POL S 540 (Public Policy and Health)


Announcements

I am currently not accepting new graduate students for supervision. If your email message is work-related, I will not be responding after regular business hours, Monday- Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Courses

POL S 326 - Canadian Health Politics

Examines major health care issues and the interaction of the key ideas, institutions and interests that shape the Canadian health care system. Prerequisite: One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.


POL S 424 - Health Policy

Examining public policy making structures and processes. Prerequisite: One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.


POL S 524 - Health Policy

Examining public policy making structures and processes.


Browse more courses taught by John Church

Publications

Alberta: A Health System Profile

Author(s): John Church and Neale Smith
Publication Date: 11/30/2021
Publication: University of Toronto Press

Paradigm Freeze: Why It Is So Hard to Reform Health Care in Canada

Author(s): Lazar, Harvey , Forest, Pierre-Gerlier, Lavis, John N, Church, John
Publication Date: 4/6/2014
Publication: McGill-Queen's University Press
External Link: http://www.queensu.ca/iigr/pub/archive/books/ParadigmFreezeLockedLowRes.pdf