Research Western

Faculty Contacts

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

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


Perry Klein
Associate Dean (Research)

Sonia Faremo
Research Officer
P: 519-661-2111 x88561


Miriam Capretz
Associate Dean (Research)

Tara MacCrone (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

Kevin Shoemaker
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

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


Valerie Oosterveld
Associate Dean (Research & Administration)

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

Ivey Business School

Robert Klassen
Associate Dean (Faculty Development & Research)

June Cotte
Faculty Director of Research

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

Kathy Laid
Research Officer
P: 519-661-2002 X82002

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

David Litchfield
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 x84380

Zach Armstrong
Research & Development Officer
P: 519-661-2111 ext. 89121

Social Science

Ken McRae
Associate Dean (Research)

Melihate Limani and Pankhuri Malik
Research Officers
P: 519-661-2111 x80449

Western Libraries Catherine Steeves
Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian

Roland Kriening
Director of Administration
Western Libraries
P: 519 661-2111 x84806

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