Linda Baker

Learning Director

Dr. Baker is the Learning Director at the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children at Western University in London, Ontario. She is past Director of the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System (the London Family Court Clinic), a role she held for 10 years. Her research and clinical work have involved adolescent/adult offenders and children/adults who have been victims of abuse and involved with mental services or the criminal and family court systems. She has co-authored numerous publications/resources related to intimate partner violence (IPV) exposed children and families, including Walk Proud, Dance Proud: Footprints on a Healing Journey; Helping Children Thrive: Supporting Woman Abuse Survivors as Mothers; and Helping an Abused Woman: 101 things to Know, Say and Do.  Her most recent work focuses on the application of intersectionality to research with and services for children exposed to IPV and the evaluation of IPV training programs.  Currently, she leads the Centre’s knowledge mobilization, translation and exchange initiatives—the Learning Network, a provincial initiative in Ontario, and the Knowledge Hub, a national initiative related to trauma-informed health promotion for survivors of IPV and child maltreatment. Dr. Baker enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculty of Education at Western University, and presents internationally to judges, lawyers, mental health professionals, and educators. Since 2000, Dr. Baker has been a faculty member with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and Futures Without Violence in the US program Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases.