Research Services Staff Directory

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Team First name Last name Position Specialization Contacts
Ethics & Compliance Erika Basile Director, Research Ethics & Compliance
  • Ensures research conducted at Western and its affiliates is accomplished at the highest level of research compliance with all applicable institutional, local, provincial and federal regulations, and the highest ethical standards
  • Provides senior expertise, guidance and leadership to the human and animal ethics offices, research compliance office, and the safety program associated with the Animal Ethics and Care Program
  • Ensures key institutional stakeholders are informed of research compliance matters as appropriate
  • Ensures sufficient training and educational activities for staff, committee members and researchers regarding research compliance and ethical research conduct in both human and animal subjects
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ebasile@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 86764
Development Xinhong Huang

Research Development Officer (Post-Award)

  • Provides expert advice for initiating major research projects and strategic initiatives, including budget development & award finalization
  • Guides researchers through post-award processes, ensuring adherence to sponsor guidelines
  • Acts as liaison to sponsor agencies and consults with researchers to provide appropriate award management recommendations

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xhuang49@uwo.ca

Services Patt Brocksom Data & Systems Specialist
  • Provides system support to clients using ROLA both in person and through the ROLA Helpdesk
  • Responsible for the collection and maintenance of Sponsored Research Funding data elements which support ROLA and RD&SE Funding Opportunities
  • Assists with the provision of institutional and indicator reporting, and indirect cost distribution models
Patt Brocksom, headshot

brocksom@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84509
Contracts Caroline Calmettes Director, Contracts & Agreements
  • Provides client-oriented services in support of research contracts involving industry and other partners at Western
  • Reviews and negotiates sponsored research contracts and agreements with industry and government partners
  • Provides advice and assistance to researchers and sponsors and acts as a liaison between researcher and sponsor to ensure the agreement falls within the parameters of Western University's processes, procedures and faculty collective agreement
  • Ensures sponsored research contracts and agreements meet the University's standards for execution
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ccalmett@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 80120
Administration Lisa Cechetto Executive Director, Western Research
  • As the senior operating officer, provides information and advice, builds relationships, plans and executes projects, and manages financial, human and physical resources to support Western's research goals
  • Supports and leads the development and implementation of strategic plans to advance institutional objectives
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements and designs and/or revises practices to ensure risk mitigation
  • Works in collaboration with other leaders to develop, implement and monitor processes that ensure Western's research success and compliance with regulations
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lcechett@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 88693
Ethics & Compliance Laura Copeman Coordinator, ACC
  • AUP facilitation
  • AUP form review
  • ACC meeting administration

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laura.copeman@uwo.ca

Administration Bandna Dhaliwal Program Coordinator
  • Supports the implementation of various research support programs and projects within Western Research
  • Supports research administration to facilitate effective operations within various Western Research units
  • Responsible for coordinating and managing events related to the research programs, supporting program development and the administration of programs, and prepares reports and data analysis

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bdhaliw5@uwo.ca

Contracts Goretti Fordyce Contracts Officer,
International
  • Reviews and administrates inter-institutional grant agreements, tri-council subgrants, NIH sub-awards, network agreements, MITACS industry agreements
  • Responsible for the management, preparation, evaluation and administration of international research collaboration and MOUs in conjunction with Western International
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gfordyc3@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 80180
Development Adam Fraser Research Development Officer
  • Works with all faculties to assist in the growth and development of Western's health sciences, life sciences, social sciences, engineering and humanities research portfolio
  • Builds collaborative teams and assists in the development and implementation of research projects for a number of major grant programs
  • Assists faculty members access the various strategic initiatives that are periodically announced

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adam.fraser@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84959

Ethics & Compliance Nicola Geoghegan-Morphet Ethics Officer
  • Primarily reviews studies submitted to the Health Sciences Research Ethics Board
  • Reviews assigned Delegated Level 1 studies, Delegated Level 2 studies and assigned Health Sciences Full Board studies
  • Reviews post-approval applications (i.e., amendments, reportable events such as protocol deviations, FYIs, etc.)
  • Compiles and analyzes metrics on REB reviews
 
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ngeoghe@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84793
Ethics & Compliance Katherine Kasper Animal Research Safety Consultant
  • Develops, implements and coordinates the safety program associated with Western’s animal research program
  • Ensures appropriate safety standards are maintained in all areas
  • ACC and biosafety representative for animal research
  • Exposure response and consultation

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kkasper@uwo.ca

Ethics & Compliance Karen Gopaul Ethics Officer
  • Primarily reviews studies submitted to the Health Sciences REB
  • Triage Ethics Officer for all Delegated Level 2 studies
  • Reviews assigned Delegated Level 1 studies, Delegated Level 2 studies and Health Sciences Full Board studies
  • Reviews post-approval applications (i.e., amendments, reportable events such as protocol deviations, FYIs, etc.)
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karen.gopaul@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 87437
Development Julaine Hall Research Development Officer
(Awards & Distinctions)
  • Works with faculty members across all disciplines to identify candidates for external awards
  • Works with senior university administrations to develop long-term succession plans with the goal of ensuring continued success with major national and international awards
  • Circulates information about awards and distinctions for which faculty members may be eligible
  • Assists with the planning and development of award nominations
Julaine Hall, headshot

julaine.hall@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 87970
Services Jennifer Hancock Grants Officer
  • Provides proactive expertise to the research community in research administration and the delivery of research funding programs
  • Knowledgeable of multiple grant programs, and provides expertise in granting agency policies and application processes
  • Handles research programs for Schulich (Basic Sciences), Social Science and Ivey
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jennifer.hancock@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 85093
Ethics & Compliance Katelyn Harris Ethics Officer
  • Reviews assigned Non-Medical studies for delegated or full board review
  • Reviews post-approval applications (e.g., amendments, protocol deviations, etc.)
  • Reviews assigned Health Sciences REB Delegated Level 2 studies
 
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katelyn.harris@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84768
Services Mariam Hayward Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager
  • Leads development and implementation of Western’s knowledge translation strategy
  • Works with all faculties to conceptualize and develop knowledge exchange plans and impact descriptions that enrich grant applications and enhance research
  • Designs and implements knowledge exchange and impact training for faculty, staff and students, including seminars, workshops and multi-disciplinary research events
  • Leads delivery of internal training workshops and seminars on funding opportunities, writing high-quality research applications and embedding knowledge exchange, impact and program evaluation
  • Provides a link with Western’s research community to identify and develop partnerships
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mariam.hayward@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84502
Ethics & Compliance Nicole Holme Administrative Assistant
  • First point of contact for researchers calling or emailing the office
  • Triages all initial applications and assigns them to appropriate individuals for review
  • Helps the office organize tasks and meetings
 
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nicole.holme@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84691
Administration Aïda Juodis Coordinator to the Associate Vice-Presidents (Research)
  • Provides administrative support to the Associate Vice-Presidents (Research) and front-line service to internal and external stakeholders
  • Schedules meetings, manages the AVP(R) calendars and coordinates logistics for events and visits
  • Maintains databases and records, and prepares and distributes materials and correspondence
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ajuodis2@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 89197
Administration Sherri Castrilli Administrative Coordinator
  • Provides administrative support to the Associate Vice-Presidents (Research) and Executive Director
  • Schedules meetings, manages AVP(R) and Execuritive Director calendars and coordinates logistics for events and visits
  • Maintains databases and records, and prepares and distributes materials and correspondence

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sherri.castrilli@uwo.ca 519-661-2111, ext. 88654

Ethics & Compliance Grace Kelly Manager,  Compliance Programs & Education
  • Responsible for developing and implementing Western's compliance program
  • Fosters and encourages a commitment to ethical and responsible conduct of research
  • Provides ongoing guidance, education and support for institutional and external regulations, processes and requirements
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grace.kelly@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84692
Administration Douglas Keddy Associate Director, Research Promotion & Profile
  • Coordinates communications, government relations and media relations efforts that positively position research at Western
  • Presents comparative data on research funding at Western
  • Western Research's liaison to various units and external partners to ensure Western's research story is heard locally, nationally and internationally
Douglas Keddy, headshot

dkeddy@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 87485
Services Louise Kilianski Grants Officer
  • Provides proactive expertise to the research community in research administration and the delivery of research funding programs
  • Knowledgeable of multiple grant programs, and provides expertise in granting agency policies and application processes
  • Handles research programs for Engineering, Science, and Education
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louise.kilianski@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 86098
Administration Will Kinchlea Communications & Systems Coordinator
  • Manages Research Western's digital communications
  • Supports Western's community to better tell its research stories
  • Creates and maintains on-brand internal communications materials
  • Protects, promotes and enhances Western's reputation for research excellence
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wkinchle@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 82242
Services Qing Liu Bibliometrics and Research Impact Analyst
  • Accountable for developing, advancing, implementing and supporting a range of services around scholarly output research impact and bibliometrics for the Western community.
  • Works in close collaboration with Western Libraries to develop and support services around measurement of research impact for the campus, and expected to develop and deliver instruction on using bibliometrics software to interested campus partners.
Qing Liu, headshot

qliu285@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 82822
Services Cass Latinovich Grants Officer
  • Provides proactive expertise to the research community in research administration and the delivery of research funding programs
  • Knowledgeable of multiple grant programs, and provides expertise in granting agency policies and application processes
  • Handles research programs for Schulich (Clinical Sciences), Health Sciences, Law, FIMS and Music

Cessandra Latinovich, headshot
clatinov@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 89179

Development Wilson Luo Mitacs Business Development Director
  • Provides information and guidance on various Mitacs grants (Accelerate, Elevate, Globalink)
  • Assists in development of research partnerships with industry and not-for-profit organizations under Mitacs programs

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wluo@mitacs.ca
226-787-4096

Administration Brenda Marston Administrative Assistant
  • Provides logistical, communications and record-keeping support
  • Assists the contracts research team with record keeping, document coordination and communications
Brenda Marston, headshot

bmarston@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 85315
Contracts Heather Martin Senior Contracts Officer
  • Reviews and negotiates sponsored research contracts and agreements for government, foundations and other non-profit sponsors
  • Reviews and negotiates agreements with industry for NSERC Engage and OCE
  • Provides advice and assistance to researchers and sponsors and acts as a liaison between researcher and sponsor to ensure the agreement falls within the parameters of Western University's processes, procedures and faculty collective agreement
  • Ensures sponsored research contracts and agreements meet the University's standards for execution
Heather Martin, headshot

heather.martin@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84503
Contracts Nancy McCreery Contracts Coordinator
  • Responsible for drafting and negotiating material transfer agreements, nondisclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, data transfer agreement, software license agreements
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nancy.mccreery@uwo.ca
519-661-4254
Ethics & Compliance Jennifer McInnis ACC Coordinator
  • Administrative support for ACC office functions
  • AUP systems administrative support
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jennifer.mcinnis@uwo.ca
519-661-4254
Development Sahana Mazumder

Program Administrator

  • Provides front line support and engages in ongoing activities to support the Research Development consultants
  • Coordinates and administers all application submissions to the CFI (including the Infrastructure Operating Fund - IOF), the Ontario Research Fund (ORF), the Ontario Early Research Awards (ERA), the Canada Research Chairs, and international agency submissions, as well as administrating the communication of awards and incoming award documentation from the above agencies
  • Assists researchers with the on-line application registration and any other on-line problems they may encounter
  • Provides support and guidance to faculty members contacting RD&SE and to direct each inquiry to the appropriate consultant

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smazumd2@uwo.ca 519-661-2111, ext. 84658

Administration Joseph Paciocco Manager, Administration & Finance
  • Responsible for the business operations and administrative management of the RD&SE office, Ethics Office; including co-ordination of human resources for the unit
  • Responsible for budget administration and management for Research Western
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jpacioc@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 86079
Services Pinal Patel Grants Officer
  • Provides proactive expertise to the research community in research administration and the delivery of research funding programs
  • Knowledgeable of multiple grant programs, and provides expertise in granting agency policies and application processes
  • Handles research programs for Schulich (Robarts, Medicine and Medical Biophysics), FIMS and Arts & Humanities

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Development Carolyn Paterson Acting Director, Research Development
  • Leads a team of professionals providing client-oriented services to support major institutional and collaborative research programs at Western
  • Identifies strategic opportunities, plans collaborative research with industry partners and other stakeholders, and executes plans to obtain research funding
  • Develops and maintains relationships with industry, academic, and government partnerships
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carolyn.paterson@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 82262
Ethics & Compliance Kelly Patterson Ethics Officer
  • Reviews assigned Non-Medical studies for delegated or full board review
  • Reviews post-approval applications (e.g., amendments, protocol deviations, etc.)
  • Facilitates clinicaltrials.gov registration
 
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kpatte32@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 82256
Development Tara MacCrone

Research Development Officer

  • Works with all faculties to assist in the growth and development of Western's health sciences, life sciences, social sciences, engineering and humanities research portfolio
  • Builds collaborative teams and assists in the development and implementation of research projects for a number of major grant programs
  • Assists faculty members access the various strategic initiatives that are periodically announced
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519-661-2111, ext. 80420
Development Kathy Laid

Research Development Officer

  • Works with all faculties to assist in the growth and development of Western's health sciences, life sciences, social sciences, engineering and humanities research portfolio
  • Builds collaborative teams and assists in the development and implementation of research projects for a number of major grant programs
  • Assists faculty members access the various strategic initiatives that are periodically announced
Kathy Laid, headshot klaid@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 88701
Development Deanne van Tol

Research Development Officer

  • Works with all faculties to assist in the growth and development of Western's health sciences, life sciences, social sciences, engineering and humanities research portfolio
  • Builds collaborative teams and assists in the development and implementation of research projects for a number of major grant programs
  • Assists faculty members access the various strategic initiatives that are periodically announced
Deanne van Tol, headshot dvantol2@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 85313
Ethics & Compliance Patricia Sargeant Ethics Officer
  • Primarily reviews studies submitted to the Health Sciences REB
  • Triages Ethics Officer for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Waivers
  • Reviews assigned Delegated Level 1 studies, Level 2 studies and Health Sciences Full Board studies
  • Reviews post-approval applications (i.e., amendments, reportable events such as protocol deviations, FYIs, etc.)
 
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psargean@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 85990
Ethics & Compliance Lynne Turner Manager, ACC
  • Policy and procedure development
  • ACC site visits
  • Animal room inventory maintenance
  • ACC administration
Lynne Turner, headshot lturner@uwo.ca
Development Senior Research Development Officer ( Presently vacant)
  • Works with all faculties to assist in the growth and development of Western's health sciences, life sciences, social sciences, engineering and humanities research portfolio
  • Builds collaborative teams and assists in the development and implementation of research projects for a number of major grant programs
  • Assists faculty members access the various strategic initiatives that are periodically announced
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Contracts Marta van Horik Contracts Officer
  • Reviews, negotiates and administerss sponsored research contracts and agreements with industry partners
  • Handles agreements for: MITACS, OCE, NSERC Alliance, SOSCIP PCAs, Imperial Oil Grant, ImPaKT Facility agreements, technical service agreements, and donations to research
  • Supports Faculties of Engineering and Science
  • Provides advice and assistance to researchers and sponsors and acts as a liaison to ensure agreements fall within the parameters of Western's processes, procedures and faculty collective agreement

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mkobrzyn@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 81351

Services Natalie Wu Director, Research Services
  • Responsible for information management, business operations and support staff
  • Interprets agency policies and guidelines translating them into standard policies and procedures
  • Implements best practice development and standards into the RD&S business systems taking requirements of all parties into consideration
  • Directly responsible for the processing of grant applications, file maintenance and retention procedures
  • Manages ongoing maintenance and procedural documentation and ensures integrity of the data
  • Designs and develops operational and statistical reports as required by the organization and Vice-President (Research), and oversees the internal granting programs
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nwu28@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 81572
Ethics & Compliance Jhananiee Subendran Ethics Coordinator
  • Reviews post-approval applications (i.e., amendments, continuing ethics reviews, and study closures)
  • Reviews Health Science Delegated Level 1 applications (i.e., retrospective patient data and/or biological samples)
  • Helps develop and implement new and revised policies and procedures
 
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jsubendr@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 86811
Ethics & Compliance Rebecca West Project Manager
  • Managing the implementation of a new software system to support the animal ethics and care program
 
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rwest9@uwo.ca
519-661-2111
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