Dr. Roy T. Dobson

B.Sc.Phm., M.B.A., Ph.D.(Sask.)
Division Head and Associate Professor of Pharmacy

E3112 Health Sciences
Phone: 306-966-6363
Fax: 306-966-6377

Dr. Dobson joined the faculty on July 1, 2000.

  • Teaching Responsibilities

Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Areas of interest include health service delivery and management; health policy; pharmacoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology.

  • Honours

University of Saskatchewan, Graduate Teaching Fellowship, 1995-1997
University of Saskatchewan, PhD Scholarship, 1998-1999
National Health and Research Development Program PhD Fellowship, 1999-2000
Recipient, Bristol-Myers Squibb Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004

  • Research Interests

Chief areas of interest are organization and motivation of health service workers; relationship between health policies and drug utilization patterns in the community; international health.

Recent studies have focused on the role of equity perceptions among physicians on their wish to reallocate time among patient care, teaching and research, continuing education and administrative activities. Interprofession education, interdisciplinary collaboration among various community-based health care professionals and health literacy in emerging developed countries are other core areas of Dr. Dobson's research.

  • Published Works (see more in Scopus)

R. Lepnurm, R. Dobson, L. Stamler, D. Persaud, D. Keegan, B. Brownbridge, 2012. The contribution of work environment to nurses' assessments of the quality of patient care. Healthcare Management Forum, 25 (2), pp. 70-79.

R. Dobson, J. Perepelkin. 2011. Pharmacy ownership in Canada: Implications for the authority and autonomy of community pharmacy managers. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 7 (4), pp. 347-358.

J. Perepelkin and R. Dobson, 2010. Influence of Ownership Type on Role Orientation, Role Affinity and Role Conflict Among Community Pharmacy Managers and Owners in Canada . Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 

M. D’eon, P. Proctor, S. Berzandosky, B. Udalh, R. Dobson, 2010. Effective Programmatic Tutor Training for Interprofessional Problembased Learning. Journal of Faculty Development, 24 (1). 

R. Dobson, J. Taylor, C. Henry, J. Lachaine, D. Keegan, D. Forbes, and G. Zello, 2009. Taking the lead: community pharmacists' perception of their role potential within the primary care team, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 5 (4): 327-336. 

R. Dobson, K. Stevenson, A. Busch, D. Scott, C. Henry, P. Wall, 2009. A Quality Improvement Activity/Approach to Promote Interprofessional Collaboration among Health Professions Students , American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education., 73 (4) Article 64: 1-7.

J. Perepelkin and R. Dobson, 2009. A Qualitative Inquiry Into the Practice Experiences of Community Pharmacy Managers. Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 142 (2): 89-95.

J. Taylor, Y-N Lo, R. Dobson, and L. Suveges, 2008. Consumer OTC Usage and Attitudes - A Survey of Saskatoon Residents, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 16: 295-302.

J. Perepelkin and R. Dobson, 2008. How does ownership type influence the role orientation and professional autonomy of community pharmacy managers? Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 141 (2): 95-98.

J. Taylor, H. Lo, R. Dobson, and L. Suveges, 2007. Consumer Expectations of Over-the-Counter Medicines According to Location of Sale , Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 47 (6): 729-736.

J. Perepelkin and R. Dobson, 2007. Perceptions of Saskatchewan Community Pharmacists Regarding a Prior Authorization Program, Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, 13 (7): 589-597.

R. Lepnurm, R. Dobson, A. Backman and D. Keegan, 2007. Factors Explaining Career Satisfaction among General Practitioners in Canada , Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, in press.

R. Dobson, J. Taylor, J. Cassidy, D. Walker, P. Proctor and J. Perepelkin, 2007. Interprofessional and Intraprofessional Teams in a Standardized Patient Assessment Lab, Pharmacy Education, in press.

D. Blackburn , D. Lamb, J. Johnson, D. Eurich, T. Wilson, R. Dobson and J. Blackburn, 2007. Atenolol as Initial Antihypertensive Therapy: An Observational Study comparing First-line Agents, Journal of Hypertension, 25, 1499-1505.

R. Lepnurm, D. Danielson, R. Dobson and D. Keegan, 2006. Cornerstones of Career Satisfaction in Medicine, The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 51(8), 512-522.

R. Lepnurm, R. Dobson, A. Backman and D. Keegan, 2006. Factors Explaining Career Satisfaction among Psychiatrists and Surgeons in Canada , The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 51(4), 243-255.

R. Dobson, C. Henry, J. Taylor, G. Zello, J. Lachaine, D. Forbes and D. Keegan, 2006. Interprofessional Health Sare Teams: Attitudes and Environmental Factors Associated with Participation by Community Pharmacists, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 20 (2), 119-132.

D. Blackburn , R. Dobson, J. Blackburn and T. Wilson, 2005. Cardiovascular Morbidity Associated with Statin Non-adherence, Pharmacotherapy, 25(8), 1035-1043.

R. Dobson, R. Lepnurm and E. Struening, 2005. Developing a scale for measuring professional equity among physicians, Social Science and Medicine, 6(12), 263-266.

D. Blackburn , R. Dobson, J. Blackburn, T. Wilson, M. Stanf and W. Semchuk, 2005. Adherence to Statins, Beta-blockers and ACE Inhibitors following a First Cardiovascular Event. A Retrospective Cohort Study, Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 21(6), 485-488.

L. Lynd, J. Taylor, R. Dobson and D. Willison, 2005. Prescription to OTC de-regulation in Canada -- Are We Ready for It, Or Do We Need It?, Canadian Medical Association Journal, 173(7), 775-777.

R. Dobson, J. Taylor and L. Lynd, 2004. Are We Ready for Prescriptive Authority? Lessons from the Self-Care Example, Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 137(9), 38-39.

R. Lepnurm, R. Dobson, and A. Backman, 2003. If the Pillars Are Shaky, Does Faith in Medicare Crumble?, Healthcare Management Forum, April, 11-16.

R. Dobson and R. Lepnurm, 2000. Wellness Activities Address Inequities, Social Science and Medicine, 50, 107-121.

  • Research Category Keywords
    Health Personnel, Practice Patterns