Professor of Sociology
University of Saskatchewan

Higher education and the transformation of modernizing knowledge systems

Harley D. Dickinson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. He has a BA (Hon) and an MA in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan. He earned his Ph.D. at Lancaster University in the UK.
His current research focuses on modernizing knowledge systems and the changing role of universities in the production, transmission and application of research knowledge in various policy and practice contexts. He is particularly interested in the intersections between internationalization, indigenization, interdisciplinarity and intersectorality and the ways in which these processes are transforming the core research, teaching and service functions of universities.
He has a number academic publications on a variety of topics including, health, illness, and health care systems, health policy, public participation in political decision-making, and knowledge systems, to name a few.