Assistant Professor, Operations Management

  • Executive Director, Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation

Profile

David splits his time at Ivey as a Section Head in the HBA program, an Operations Management Professor and the Executive Director of the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation (IICHI).

David’s past consulting-based interactions and experiences with healthcare clinicians and administrators has largely motivated his focused interest in advancing scholarly theorization and managerial understanding of the requisite operational and organizational capabilities that underpin the productive deployment of a systematic lean management approach. His personal research focuses on the design, delivery and capture of value for and from customers through the deployment of a well-designed lean management approach. His team of researchers at IICHI focuses on improving upon the value created and captured through systematic improvements and disruptions to the healthcare delivery value chain and for the healthcare system in totality.

David is a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Professional Accountant. Prior to completing his MBA at Ivey and embarking on a consulting career, David was an elite level men’s hockey coach. His unique blend of coaching, consulting and academic training enables him to apply a rare mix of skills and perspectives to problems within the operations and supply chain functional areas of a business.

Teaching

  • Operations Management, HBA
  • Learning Through Action, HBA

Education

  • PhD, Ivey Business School at Western University
  • MBA, Ivey Business School at Western University
  • BComm, Mount Allison University

Works in Progress

  • David Barrett & Larry Menor, “Just Do It, Just Fail: The Role of Preparation vs. Implementation in the Development of a Lean Deployment Competence"
  • David Barrett & Larry Menor, “Healthcare Lean Management: How Value Is Designed, Delivered and Captured in the United States Hospital Environment"

Honours & Awards

  • 2015 Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Ontario University Sport Coach of the Year 2015
  • 2015 Canadian Interuniversity Sport National Champion and Ontario University Sport Provincial Champion Women’s Hockey
  • Deans Hour List, Ivey School of Business

Experience

  • Lecturer in Operations Management and Cost Accounting, DAN School of Management & Organizational Studies, Western University
  • Coach, Women’s Varsity Hockey, Western University
  • Managing Partner, Creative Business Consulting Group
  • Senior Manager, Axia Consulting
  • Consultant, Adventis Consulting