Ann Casebeer, MPA, PhD is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, based at the Institute for Public Health, located at the University of Calgary. For the past 20 years, her academic work has targeted: advancing experiential learning platforms in both practice and educational settings; broadening the stakeholder base for health system decision making to better include patient and citizen perspectives; and, evaluating team and networked based innovation. She combines an applied practice background with an academic grounding in organizational learning and systems change. Her understanding of innovation and broad social policy mechanisms for change within complex environments is anchored by 10 years in the UK National Health Service, and 15 years with SEARCH (a public service organization targeting knowledge development for health gain). Research expertise includes the use of qualitative and mixed methods in action-oriented contexts and for knowledge generation, exchange and use. Since leaving her full-time academic position, Casebeer is a Principal Consultant with The Kensington Group - undertaking strategic assessment, learning facilitation and evaluative research focussing on public and not-for-profit quality assurance and innovation. She also retains an Adjunct Professor position at The School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.