Research Staff



















Shalane Basque, Project Coordinator
Shalane Basque is the Project Coordinator in the CaRe Lab. She has extensive experience with verbal discourse transcriptions, project management, quality assurance, and intervention implementation. Her research interests are in supporting informal and formal caregivers of persons with dementia. She is interested in learning family caregivers’ goals and how their goals vary across the caregiving career. She is equally interested in teaching person-centered communication to Personal Support Workers. She strongly believes in enhancing knowledge of informal and formal caregivers in order to provide quality care to support the needs of persons with dementia.



Catherine Goncalves, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Catherine Goncalves is pursuing a dual degree at Western University with an Honours Specialization in Health Sciences and Honours Business Administration at the Ivey School of Business. Her previous research experience at the University of Toronto, and courses at Western have fostered an interest in working with and supporting older adults. Catherine is delighted to be working with such a passionate team, and wishes to pursue research involving the enhancement of person-centered communication for clients with dementia.