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Brittany Harker Martin

Associate Professor, Leadership, Policy & Governance, University of Calgary

I am an interdisciplinary thought leader in Arts Education with a PhD in Business Strategy. My current research focuses on the effects of visual art process on mental health capacity building in schools through a unique partnership with Alberta Health Services. My expertise sits at the intersection of Education, Business, and the Arts, with a unique vantage point for innovative solutions and novel research across sectors. As a teacher, my wheelhouse is what I call Arts-Based Inquiry, where I use a variety of strategies from the arts to explore a learning context with kids from Kindergarten to Grade 9. As an award winning researcher, I design new ways to approach previously unsolvable problems (such as remote work solutions; increasing teacher innovation through artistic process, or increasing student engagement through arts integration and social enterprise). My hands-on work with students in schools, teachers, and in post-secondary education informs my research, and I present regularly to local, national, and international audiences (ie. Australia, China, Denmark, England, France, India, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, and across the USA). Recent collaborations include initiatives with the Rozsa Foundation, the Leadership Institute at Harvard, Stanford's Gardner Centre, the Royal Conservatory, and Alberta Health Services.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Leadership, Policy & Governance, University of Calgary


  • 2012 
    University of Calgary, PhD Strategy