Faculty & Staff

The Centre operates with an Academic Director and Community Director and various support staff.  We benefit from the support of our Community and Academic Research Associates and various project staff.

Directors

   

Linda Baker

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Dr. Linda Baker is the Learning Director at the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children.  She leads the following knowledge transfer and mobilization initiatives—the Learning Network on gender-based violence funded by the Ontario Government through the Ontario Women’s Directorate and the Knowledge Hub: Maximizing Impact by Connecting Research and Practice in Trauma-Informed Health Promotion funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Dr. Baker is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education.
 

lbaker@uwo.ca

Learning Director

Peter Jaffe

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Dr. Peter Jaffe supports the overall functioning of the Centre in terms of funding, mentoring graduate students and promoting the Centre's work to the Faculty of Education, Western and partners across Canada.

pjaffe@uwo.ca

Academic Director

Barbara MacQuarrie

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Barb develops and promotes evidence based education and prevention initiatives involving both community-based and university-based partners. She has presented to a wide variety of audiences locally, nationally and internationally about gendered violence and strategies to address it. She has published in numerous journals, created on-line trainings and produced films on topics related to violence and abuse. Barb coordinated the first national Canadian study on the impacts of domestic violence on workers and the workplace. Barb is a recipient of the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest official honour, recognizing individual excellence and achievement.

bmacquar@uwo.ca

Community Director

Staff

   

Elsa Barreto

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Elsa is the Multi-Media Specialist at the Centre.  She supports all the Centre projects by providing website development; social media maintenance; webinar support; email communications; graphic design; audio & video editing; online training development & support and other special projects. 
 

ebarre2@uwo.ca

Multi-media Specialist

Maly Bun-Lebert

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Maly is the Centre Manager, overseeing financial and human resources oversight of administrative, project and research accounts for the Centre.
 

mbun@uwo.ca

Manager

Marcie Campbell

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As Research Associate, Marcie conducts research on issues related to woman abuse and children exposed to domestic violence with specific attention to the role of perpetrators and domestic homicide prevention.  Currently Marcie is assisting in developing, supporting, and conducting research for the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP), a 5-year SSHRC partnership grant for the development of enhanced evidence-based information about effective risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning strategies to prevent lethal domestic violence for particular vulnerable communities.  Marcie is also a member of the Ontario Domestic Violence Death Review Committee.

mcampb58@uwo.ca

Research Associate

Krista Cipriani

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Krista is a Multi-Media Assistant at the Centre. She supports all the Centre projects by providing graphic design, social media maintenance, and support on other special projects that arise.

kciprian@uwo.ca

Multi-media Assistant

Magdalena Kubow

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Magdalena recently earned her PhD in History from Western University and is currently working on her first monograph.  Some of her research interests include the Holocaust, the Solidarity movement, women in war, and women in the church. Outside of Academia she volunteers her time with various charitable endeavours as well as being the Co-Chair of the grassroots campaign titled: Canadians Remember. Her responsibilities at the Centre include conducting literature reviews, contributing to idea development and writing of newsletters, knowledge exchanges, and other Learning Network documents to support the Learning Director in the goals of the project.

mlopatow@uwo.ca

Research Coordinator

Sara Mohamed

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As Research Coordinator for the Knowledge Hub project, Sara contributes to and coordinates content for publications, social media platforms and the website. Additionally, Sara provides support for webinars, meetings, conferences and other project-related activities.
 

smoha84@uwo.ca

Research Coordinator

Barbara Potter

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Barb is the Administrative Assistant for CREVAWC. She provides office administration; financial & human resources support; event coordination and project administration to the Centre.
 

bpotter7@uwo.ca

Administrative Assistant

Anna-Lee Straatman

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Anna-Lee is Project Manager for the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations project funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council under the Directorship of Peter Jaffe; and for the Knowledge Hub: Maximizing Impact by Connecting Research and Practice in Trauma-Informed Health Promotion project funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, under the directorship of Linda Baker. She is responsible for administrative, financial and human resource management of the projects. She is also a contributor to the knowledge mobilization efforts for both projects.

astraat2@uwo.ca

Project Manager

Jassamine Tabibi

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Jassamine is the Research Coordinator for the Knowledge Hub and Learning Network projects at CREVAWC. She supports the Knowledge Hub’s Community of Practice, knowledge exchange and transfer activities for its members and the development of common process and outcome indicators for trauma-informed health promotion projects funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada. Jassamine also supports the Provincial Resource Group at the Learning Network with its knowledge exchange and transfer activities.

jtabibi@uwo.ca

Research Coordinator

Students

   

Randal David

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Randal works primarily on the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) project with Dr. Peter Jaffe, specifically looking at two populations: immigrants/refugees and children exposed to domestic violence. He also assists Dr. Jaffe with other ongoing projects at CREVAWC. rdavid5@uwo.ca

Jordan Fairbairn

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Dr. Fairbairn is part of the Management Team for the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP). Additional information on Dr. Fairbairn’s work is available at http://cdhpi.ca/jordan-fairbairn and https://birc.academia.edu/JordanFairbairn. jfairba4@uwo.ca

Chelsea Heron

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Chelsea Heron is a MA Counselling Psychology candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario. Her thesis is focusing on perpetrators of domestic homicide and domestic homicide-suicide in Ontario.  In her role as a Research Assistant at the Centre, Chelsea is involved in multiple projects that have been funded evaluating health and risk factors associated with different types of traumatic events experienced by varying populations. cheron9@uwo.ca

Sakthi Kalaichandran

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Sakthi Kalaichandran is an MA Counselling Psychology student in the Faculty of Education at Western University. Her thesis is investigating the risk factors of domestic homicide in vulnerable populations, specifically those factors that are present in immigrant/refugee populations. Sakthi completed her BA Hons. Degree in International Relations at Western University and, in the program’s capstone research project, collaborated with her peers to develop a Team A/Team B policy proposal involving post-conflict peacekeeping initiatives in war torn regions. She also earned her BA Hons. in Psychology at Brock University, where she investigated the HEXACO personality predictors for a major depressive episode as a thesis student and research assistant. She is looking forward to pursuing her thesis at the Centre and having the opportunity to address the multifaceted components of domestic violence. skalaic@uwo.ca

Natalia Musielak

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Natalia Musielak is a current MA Counselling Psychology student in the Faculty of Education Program at the University of Western Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Joint Honours degree in Psychology and French from the University of Waterloo. Her previous research experience includes work with the University of Waterloo Gambling Research Lab, as well as the Self-Knowledge & Interpersonal Perception Lab (SKIP) at the University of Toronto (Mississauga). Natalia’s thesis will be investigating children as victims of domestic homicide under the supervision of Dr. Peter Jaffe. nmusiela@uwo.ca

Casey Oliver

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Casey Oliver is a current MA student in the Counselling Psychology program in the Faculty of Education at Western University. She attended the University of Waterloo to obtain her bachelor degree in science. Her undergraduate thesis was in cognitive neuroscience. Specifically, she examined emotional face processing by utilizing electro-encephalogram and eye-tracking technology. She has additional research experience in applied, cognitive and clinical psychology. Casey is hoping to investigate lethal domestic violence in the workplace under the supervision of Dr. Peter Jaffe. colive27@uwo.ca

Laura Olszowy

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As a research assistant for the Domestic Violence @ Work Network, Laura engages in work that supports the efforts of an international network which seeks to develop knowledge on the impact of domestic violence in the workplace. Laura is also a graduate student under the supervision of Dr. Peter Jaffe. lolszowy2@gmail.com

Katherine (Kay) Reif

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Katherine is a graduate student supervised by Dr. Peter Jaffe and a Research Assistant working on the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with respect to child homicides that occur in the context of domestic violence. She also assists Dr. Jaffe with other related projects at the Centre. kreif@uwo.ca

Kayla Sapardanis

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Kayla Sapardanis is currently a MA Counselling Psychology student in the Faculty of Education at Western University. Her thesis is investing adolescents and dating violence, specifically focusing on risk factors in youth dating relationships that may predict cases of domestic homicide.  She is involved at the Centre as a Research Assistant on various projects examining risk factors, health impacts and health indicators of family violence and trauma. ksaparda@uwo.ca

Michael Saxton

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Michael is a graduate student at the Centre working under the supervision of Dr. Peter Jaffe. The majority of his work focuses on researching domestic violence and the workplace; he works on various projects through the Centre including the Domestic Violence @ Work Network. msaxton@uwo.ca