Dr. David C. Malloy


David C. Malloy, PhD,  is a Western alumnus having obtained both his Bachelor and Master degrees from Western’s Faculty of Physical Education. He received his doctorate from the University of Ottawa in Educational Administration. In 2019, he was named the Principal of King's University College at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

This follows a 30-year career with the University of Regina, both as a faculty member and administrator, including the Vice-President, Research. Previously at the University of Regina he held positions as Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, and Associate Vice-President (Research).

He has maintained an active research portfolio with a focus on applied philosophy in health care. His interests include ethical decision-making, codes of ethics, existential hardiness, personhood, and ethical climate/culture.

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Malloy has published six books, 67 peer-reviewed articles, contributed to three book chapters and seven book reviews, given 81 conference presentations, and has received more than $4.5 million dollars in team and individual research grants. He has served as an adjudicator for both SSHRC and CIHR.

In his spare time, Dr. Malloy is an active musician Bass guitar & vocalist. He also enjoys sports, was the Head Track and Field Coach, The University of Western Ontario Mustangs (1985-86), and is a graduate of the Canadian Olympic Academy, Lennoxville, Quebec (1994).


Lentz, L., Smith-MacDonald, L. Malloy, D, Carleton, R.N., Bremault-Phillips (2021).   Compromised Conscience: A Scoping Review of Moral Injury Among Firefighters, Paramedics, and Police Officers,  Front. Psychol., | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.639781

Fortier, E. & Malloy, D.C. (2019).  Moral agency, bureaucracy & nurses, A qualitative study. Canadian Journal of Practical Philosophy, 3, 1-14

Fistein, E. & Malloy, D.C. (2017). Healthcare Leadership & Applied Philosophy: An Essential Resource. Healthcare Management Forum, 30(4) 218-220.

Malloy, D.C., Sevigny, P., Fahey-McCarthy, E. Lee, Y., Liu, P., Murakami, M., Walsh, A., & Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2017). An international study of nurses’ ethical ideology and religiosity. Journal of Community & Public Health Nursing, 3(2), 1-6.

Malloy, D.C., Wan, Z., Liu, P. Hadjistavroupolos, T., Blachford, D. (2015). Confucianism & Healthcare in the People’s Republic of China. Journal of Oriental Education.

Hunter, P., Hadjistavropoulos, T. Thorpe, L., Lix, L.M., & Malloy, D.C. (2015). The influence of individual and organizational factors on person-centred dementia care. Aging & Mental Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2015.1056771

Williams, J., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Ghandehari, O. Malloy, D.C., Hunter, P. Martin, R. (2015). Resilience and Organisational Empowerment Among Long Term Care Nurses:  Effects on Patient Care and Absenteeism, Journal of Nursing Management.

Malloy, D.C., Fahey-McCarthy, E., Murakami, M. Lee, Y., Choi, E, Hirose, E., Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2015). Finding meaning in the work of nursing: An international study. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 20(3).

Fistein, E., & Malloy, D.C. (2014). Patient First: Ethics and Ontology of Nursing Care. Annals of Nursing & Practice, 1(3), 1013.

Malloy, D.C., Martin, R., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Liu, P., Fahaey-McCarthy, E., Park, I., Shalini, N., Murakami, M., & Paholpak, S. (2014). Discourse on medicine: meditative and calculative approaches to ethics from an international perspective. Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, & Humanities in Medicine, 9:18, DOI: 10.1186/1747-5341-9-18

Malloy, D. C., Sevigny, P. R., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Bond, K., Fahey McCarthy, E., Murakami, M., Paholpak, S., Shalani, N., Liu, P. L. & Peng, H. (2014). Religiosity and ethical ideology of physicians: A cross-cultural study. Journal of Religion and Health, 53, 244-254.

Hunter, P., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Smythe, W., Malloy, D.C., Kaasalainen, S., Williams, J. (2013). The Personhood in Dementia Questionnaire (PDQ): Establishing an association between beliefs about personhood and health providers’ approaches to person-centred care. Journal of Aging Studies, 27, 276-287.

Ghandehari, O.O., Hadjistavropoulos, T. Williams, J., Thorpe, L., Alfano, D.P., Dal Bello Haas, V., Malloy, D.C., Martin. R.R., Rahaman, O, Zwakhalen, S.M.G., Carleton, R.N., Hunter, P.V., & Lix, L. (2013).  A controlled investigation of continuing pain education for long-term care staff. Pain Research and Management, 18(1), 11-18.

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