Faculty Contacts

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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
519-661-2111 ext. 84559


Don Wright Faculty of Music

Emily Ansari
Director of Research

Karen Kueneman
Research Officer (Music, FIMS, Law)
519-661-2111 ext. 85383


Perry Klein
Associate Dean (Research)

Presently Vacant
Research Officer
519-661-2111 ext. 88561



Miriam Capretz
Associate Dean (Research)

Hakan Karatas                                  Research Officer (Industrial Relationships)                                   519-661-2111 ext. 88354


Graduate Studies

Carol Beynon
Acting Vice-Provost

Paula Menzies
Coordinator External Scholarships
519-661-2111 ext. 84615

Health Sciences

Janis Cardy
Associate Dean (Research)

Gordon MacDonald
Research Officer
519-661-2111 ext. 80505

Roberta Bgeginski
Research Officer
519-661-2111 ext. 84736


Information and Media Studies

Daniel Robinson
Assistant Dean (Research)

Karen Kueneman
Research Officer (FIMS, Music, Law)
519-661-2111 ext. 85383


Andrew Botterell
Associate Dean (Research & Administration)

Karen Kueneman
Research Officer (Law, Music, FIMS)
519-661-2111 ext. 85383

Ivey Business School

Gal Raz
Associate Dean (Research)

June Cotte
Faculty Director of Research

Heather Maddocks
Research Officer

Presently Vacant
Research Officer
519-661-2002 ext. 82002

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

David Litchfield
Vice Dean (Research and Innovation)

Mady Hymowitz
Director, Research
519-661-2111 ext. 86252

Mary Ann Pollmann-Mudryj
Research Development Officer
519-931-5777 ext. 24271

Chris Forgaard
Research Officer




Paul Ragogna
Associate Dean (Research)

Melissa Gordon
Research Officer
519-661-2111 ext. 84380

Kate Huner
Research & Development Officer
519-661-2111 ext. 89121

Vladi Petrova
Research Officer
519-661-2111 ext. 85180

Kristy Davies
Research Officer (Post-Award)
519-661-2111 ext. 81435 

Social Science

Marc Joanisse
Associate Dean (Research)

Pankhuri Malik
Research Officer
519-661-2111 ext. 85138

Melihate Limani
Research Officer
519-661-2111 ext. 87992


Western Libraries Catherine Steeves
Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian

Roland Kriening
Director of Administration
Western Libraries
519 661-2111 ext. 84806

Bobby Glushko
Associate Chief Librarian
519-661-2111 ext. 84806