Research Western

ADR (Associate Dean Research) & Faculty Research Facilitator Contacts at Western

Associate Deans (Research) serve as signing authorities for their faculties and are responsible for the research facilitator roles (available in some faculties), helping increase Western's research capacity by working with researchers on grant proposals, and aiding in the search for funding opportunities that extend beyond Tri-Council support.


ADR or Research Delegate

Faculty Research Facilitator

Arts and Humanities

Nandi Bhatia
Associate Dean (Research)

Gabrielle (Gabbi) Whitlock
Assistant to Associate Dean Research
P:519-661-2111 x84559

Don Wright Faculty of Music

Cathy Benedict
Director of Research

Greg Yantz, Director of Administration
P: 519-661-2111 x85348
F: 519-661-3531


Steve Bird
Associate Dean (Research)

Karen Kueneman
Research Officer
P:519-661-2111 x88561


Hesham El Naggar
Associate Dean (Research)

Tara Negrave
Research Officer
P:519-661-2111 x84469

Graduate Studies

Carol Beynon
Acting Vice-Provost

Paula Menzies
Coordinator External Scholarships
P: 519-661-2111 x84615

Health Sciences

Helene Berman
Associate Dean (Research)

Gordon MacDonald
Research Officer
P:519-661-2111 x80505
F: 519-850-2347

Nicole Chabot
Research Coordinator
P: 519-661-2111 x84736

Information and Media Studies

Jacquelyn Burkell
Assistant Dean (Research)

Joanna Asuncion
Director of Administration
P:519-661-2111 x88474

Sharon Waters
Administrative Assistant (Finance & Research)
P:519-661-2111 x88470


Valerie Oosterveld
Associate Dean (Research & Administration)

Teresa Bourne
Assistant to Associate Deans & Communications Officer
P: 519-661-2111 x88447
Teresa Bourne

Ivey Business School

Robert Klassen
Associate Dean (Faculty Development & Research)

Justin Patton
Director, Research
P: 519-661-2002 x82002

Shelley Bellyou
Research Officer
P:519-661-2002 x83233

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Dr. Denise Figlewicz
Vice Dean (Research and Innovation)

Mady Hymowitz
Director, Research
P:519-661-2111 x86252


Bryan Neff
Associate Dean (Research)

Melissa Gordon
Research Officer
P:519-661-2111 x82272

Social Science

Andrew Nelson
Associate Dean (Research)

Nicole Chabot
Research Officer
P: 519-661-2111 x80449
F: 519-661-3868

Western Libraries Catherine Steeves
Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian
Debbie Acton
Director, Administrative Services
Western Libraries
Phone 519 661-2111 x84806