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David Barrett

Assistant Professor, Operations Management

Executive Director, Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation

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  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Healthcare Sector Strategic Management
  • Lean Management and Process Improvement
  • Activity Based Costing

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Research Publications

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David splits his time at Ivey as an Operations Management Professor in the HBA and EMBA programs, and as 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.


  • Operations Management, HBA
  • Learning Through Action, HBA


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

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Saxton, K. G.; Barrett, D.; Gould, L.; Sandieson, R. M.; Koivu, S.; Meyer, M. J., (Forthcoming), "Exploring Residential Models of Care for Treatment of Infectious Complications Among People Who Inject Drugs: A systematic review", International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Work 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 Honour List, Ivey School of Business


  • 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