Program Administration

Dr. Douglas Woolford - Director

Dr. Douglas Woolford
Office: WSC 221
Phone: (519) 661-2111 ext. 88326



Douglas Woolford is an Associate Professor of Environmentrics in the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, the TD Professor in Data Analytics, and the Director of the MDA program. He is also accredited as a Professional Statistician (P.Stat.) by the Board of the Statistical Society of Canada. He has extensive experience in the development of descriptive and predictive analytics methodology to study forest and wildland fire science and management, including the development of decision support tools in collaboration with Canadian forest fire management agencies. Recent work in this area includes fire occurrence prediction, fire cost modelling, fire duration modelling, and assessing the impact of prevention measures for mitigating fire risk.

Associate Director - TBD


Bethany Heinrichs - Professional Programs Coordinator

Bethany Heinrichs
Office: NCB 212
Phone: 519 661-2111 ext. 83617


Bethany Heinrichs coordinates professional science Master programs for the Faculty of Science at Western University. In addition to her responsibilities associated with the administration of the Master of Data Analytics, Bethany is also the program coordinator for the Applied Science spoke of the Master of Management of Applied Science. Since joining Western University in 2000, Bethany has had the pleasure of providing support for faculty, staff and students in a variety of roles and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge regarding university policies and procedures which she brings to bear regularly in service to the professional programs and their students.

Juli Bramham - Career Services Officer

Office: NCB 213
Phone: 519 661-2111 ext. 84379


In her role as Career Services Officer, Juli acts as Industry Liaison and Experiential Learning Coordinator for professional science master’s programs in the Faculty of Science at Western University. In addition to supporting the Master of Data Analytics program, Juli also supports the Applied Science spoke of the Master of Management of Applied Science program. Juli brings over 20 years of experience in post-secondary teaching and learning, curriculum development, student support, and career development complimented by her background in corporate training, recruitment, relationship development, and event planning. In addition to supporting students in their professional development, Juli works closely with industry partners to support their engagement with, and recruitment of, Western’s talented MDA students.